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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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reviewed Leave Open Is an intellectual comprehension of the gospel by the earthly mind required for salvation?
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reviewed Reviewed Where does the concept of a “God-shaped hole” originate?
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reviewed Reviewed What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
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comment What is the origin of the Devil's red pointy costume and pitchfork?
This is a good answer, but the derivation of Satan from Sanskrit is, I believe, inaccurate. Ha-Satan in Hebrew means accuser, not enemy.
Sep
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awarded  Enlightened
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reviewed Reviewed What is the doctrine of the Trinity?
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comment What is the doctrine of the Trinity?
That would be the heresy of modalism which has been condemned by the church since the 300s.
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reviewed Leave Closed Does John 14:16 really talk about prophet Muhammad?
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awarded  Reviewer
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reviewed Close Where do children go when they die if they are born into sin?
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reviewed Close Does everything happen for a reason, and what is the biblical support for the different views?
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reviewed Leave Open How do protestant Christians keep the sabbath?
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comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@Flimzy I have one word that can disprove the hypothesis that most Christians prohibit gambling. Are you thinking it too? Bingo!
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reviewed Approve Was Jesus was sent to speak to the Jews only?
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reviewed Reviewed How do protestant Christians keep the sabbath?
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comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
My suspicion is that your grandfather was influenced by Billy Sunday (see below). Am I correct in getting his time period to be the early 1900s?
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revised Harmony in the pseudepigraphal writings?
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awarded  Enlightened
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revised Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
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