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Michael went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2015. He considered this his favorite hangout. I know he would have wanted to leave you an explanation for his lack of activity on this site.

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.

Sep
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comment What translation of Augustine's Confessions is the easiest to read in English?
This is actually a superb question. I know some people will say this is primarily opinion based, but this is actually exactly what experts would want to know.
Sep
19
comment Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?
Sorry, I was being oblique - Israel mean "Struggles with God"
Sep
19
reviewed Leave Open How does the death and resurrection save humanity?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed What's the difference between the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment?
Sep
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revised What's the difference between the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment?
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Sep
19
comment What's the difference between the Judgment Seat of Christ and the Great White Throne Judgment?
FYI, answers change their positions, so you may need to be more clear as to which one you are referencing.
Sep
19
reviewed Reviewed How is original sin transmitted?
Sep
19
comment How is original sin transmitted?
Welcome to C.SE! This is a better first answer, although, if you can cite some of this literature, it would be great!
Sep
19
reviewed Reviewed Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?
Sep
19
comment Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. As it stands, this is good information, but it doesn't actually answer this question at all. It says nothing about why Jacob struggled with God...
Sep
19
reviewed Reviewed Why was Thomas More canonized?
Sep
19
comment Why was Thomas More canonized?
Welcome to C.SE. Great first answer! When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites - although it looks like you already have :)
Sep
19
comment Biblical literalness and the speed of light
Historically, the traditional position is that God created things with an apparent age to them.
Sep
18
reviewed Reviewed How does the death and resurrection save humanity?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed Why did the KJV translate Jeremiah 29:11 the way it did?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed How does Absalom's death foreshadow Christ?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed How is original sin transmitted?
Sep
18
comment How is original sin transmitted?
Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. As it stands, this is an interesting theory (and if you were to make explicit the idea that Jesus had no original sin, bc Joseph wasn't involved, it would help), but just as an FYI, typically what we are looking for is historically promulgated theories, not new ones. This is a good answer, but not a great one, for that reason only.
Sep
18
reviewed Leave Open We can't say for sure when angels were created, but can we even say if angels were created at all?
Sep
18
comment Do we have no control over our flesh?
Welcome to C.SE. As it stands, this is an okay answer. I like that you've brought James into the mix- it is certainly relevant. If you could expand on it, it would be even better. When you get the chance, please check out our tour