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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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revised How were the books of the New Testament chosen?
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reviewed Leave Open How does a Christian justify free thinking?
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reviewed Leave Open How do we interpret 1 Corinthians 14:22 in the context of 1 Corinthians 14:23-25?
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reviewed Leave Open Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
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answered If every stone of the temple was thrown down how is the Wailing Wall still standing?
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comment Are there no families after this life?
Matthew 22. This a dupe of "is there no marriage in heaven". On phone.
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comment What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?
I guess that works. Again, enforcement is going to be the issue - and it all misses grace anyway.
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comment What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?
I'm +1'ing, but I would like to see you define "mandate" better.
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comment What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?
Also, what do you mean by "mandate"? Certainly some types of Pentecostals will "tut-tut" you if you don't do these things, JWs may "censure" you - but I doubt any of them will excommunicate you or kick you out.
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comment What denominations obligate daily Bible reading and prayer?
I should clarify that you are talking denominations - e.g. Baptist or Episcopalian, as opposed to say, orders of cloistered folk, such as Benedictines or Jesuits. Logistically, "enforcing" any sort of mandate in a setting beyond a single cloister is considerably more difficult.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Protestant explanation for how Mary could provide Jesus with his flesh but be part of the fall herself?
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reviewed Leave Closed Is reading the Bible and praying daily mandatory in Christianity?
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reviewed Reviewed What Bible verses support infant baptism?
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revised What Bible verses support infant baptism?
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comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is a classically dispensationalist answer, and well supported within that context. It would be helpful had you labelled it as such, however. Remember, not all Christians are dispensationalist!
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reviewed Leave Open Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
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reviewed Leave Open Did Elijah fly to heaven bodily,or is there Bible text to suggest something else?
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comment When and why did the Catholic Church stop the Crusades?
1. Just because it might be "better" on another site, doesn't mean it is off topic here. 2. Christian doctrine and practice is on topic here- and history is a key component of both. 3. This discussion really should move to meta- but I believe history has been specifically discussed there.