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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?

For Christianity.stackexchange.com, my religious background:

  • Grew up in a Protestant, evangelical, nondenominational "Bible Church" (-1990)
  • earned a M.Div at a Baptist Seminary (2008) and pastored a very small Baptist church (2004 - 2008)
  • Served in an Episcopal Church, and yes I did that site. (2008 - 2013)
  • Back to a Baptist church that has a true passion for breaking down the barriers of church so as to focus on the original mission of the church - namely to bring Jesus to a dying world.

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comment What is being said in Proverbs 25:2
Proverbs is the only book in which you can't always count on a context. Sometimes they are just sayings one after another...
Jun
7
comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Let me re-edit that. On a phone now
Jun
7
comment What is the basis of the non catholic denominations to hold catholics as Idolaters
I'm not sure I'd call that an "authoritative bible site" however...
Jun
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the basis of the non catholic denominations to hold catholics as Idolaters
Jun
7
comment How can all animals fit in Noah's ark
@pterandon As soon as someone votes to close with "Duplicate" as the reason, SE automatically adds a little box within the question body itself saying what question he thinks it is a duplicate of. If you look at it now, you will also see that.
Jun
7
comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
The Christian God is fundamentally one who reveals himself- he cannot be found by Reason alone. He is the author of reason, but he is not a force to be studied, any more than my wife would be.
Jun
7
comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Hebrews 11:6 Without faith, it is impossible to please God. For those who would please God must believe that he exists and rewards those who love him.
Jun
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comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Not trying to convince anyone of anything. I'm trying to explain why Christians call Jesus the one true Son of God. That said, remember, we love Him because he first loved us- also something that Hallaj couldn't do.
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comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
Related article: delveintojesus.com/Articles/20/…
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answered Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
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comment Are there any churches that do not accept the teachings of Paul?
Interesting counter example - Marcion accepted only Paul, Luke-Acts, and rejected the entire Old Testamaent
Jun
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on hypostatic-union tag wiki excerpt
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revised Why do Christians appeal to personal gain and inducing fear when attempting to “convert” people?
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revised How many New Testament manuscripts do we really have?
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comment Why did Jesus have to die?
Welcome btw- this is a great question! It might take a book to answer, but it is a superb question.