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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 Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
Follow the links I'm putting in! It's the US Council of Bishops...
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answered Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
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comment Does God encourage humans to beat other humans?
possible duplicate of Does the Bible support slavery and (White) Superiority in the context of American Slavery?
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comment Why Christianity didn't spread through India
You have been to Assam and Nagaland, right? Most Christianized part of the world.
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reviewed Leave Open Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
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reviewed Close Why doesn't St. Paul use LOVE for each of the members, when he lays out the Rules for a Christian Households [Col 3:18-20]?
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comment What is the justification for applying God's promises to Israel to modern day Christians?
Could I suggest asking if this applies to Genesis 12:1-3 moreso than Jeremiah 29:11? Normally that is the basis for "Israel support" amongst evangelicals - but it is far more ambiguous than even I like to admit
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comment Do Christian concepts of fellowship allow for a congregation to welcome atheists to participate in their community?
I am torn, because as a Christian, I want to welcome you and encourage you to participate if for no other reason then that is what Jesus would have me do. Unfortunately, this is an academic site that doesn't study what is true, as much as how people study Truth.
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comment What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
It sounds like Rich may not be sourcing correctly. I wish I could confront him on it. I miss his music