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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 Are Paul's teachings normative today?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits
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revised What belief system would combine both elements from Calvinism and Arminianism?
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comment What belief system would combine both elements from Calvinism and Arminianism?
@bruisedreed It's funny - I didn't see this comment until after I had answered. But, if you add @ followed by a user name in a comment, I'll get notified. In the comment you alluded to, I had already given the answer I linked to in my answer to this one.
Jul
18
answered What belief system would combine both elements from Calvinism and Arminianism?
Jul
17
comment Where do primary sources for the Bible reside?
The comment has a familiar ring to it...
Jul
17
revised How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
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revised How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
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comment How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
My suspicion is that if I was ordained by the FSM church, most Baptists wouldn't recognize it.
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revised How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
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comment Character of God and His Creation
Could we maybe turn this into a blog entry? It is decent writing, even if it isn't a question.
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
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answered How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
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comment How do non-sacramental denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders?
You are asking a great question: How do nonsacremental, non-heirarchical denominations identify and ordain pastors and other leaders. This is perfectly answerable.
Jul
17
comment what is God's throne like?
In short, you need to specify what kinds of sources: Scripture, Tradition, Reason, and Experiential you care about. We're big on the first three here, and trying to keep out the fourth.
Jul
17
comment what is God's throne like?
@eliyah As one who grew up in a Non-Denominational church myself, I feel your frustration. When you say Bible, I know you mean you are looking for Scripture references in the 66 books of the Protestant canon. Immediately, you need to ask yourself, "Do I care about the deuterocanonicals?" (in this case, you probably should. Also, remember much of Catholic doctrine is based on early patristics, so, you should maybe include them too.
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reviewed Leave Closed Pictured is the Ancient Hebrew Conception of the Universe. What is the parallel Catholic view of the Universe?
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reviewed Leave Closed What is the difference between complaining and being honest before God?