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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 Reviewed Did God create Adam and Eve with free will and knowledge of right and wrong (good and evil)?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open What are the differences between Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses
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revised What are the differences between Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses
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answered What are the differences between Catholics and the Jehovah's Witnesses
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21
revised What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
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asked What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
Jul
21
comment To a YEC, how does a metaphorical interpretation of Genesis 1-3 distort the gospel?
tldr> If Genesis 1-3 is a metaphor, then the Fall is a metaphor, and ergo original sin becomes untenable. Without that understanding of sin, for YECers at least, salvation falls apart.
Jul
21
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why worship saints / Mary / Angels?
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21
comment Does the incorrupted body of St.Cecilia still exist?
@user14198 I add my welcome to that of fredsbend. In my opinion, so far, I have found this site very useful and schorlarly when compared to forums and comm-box. I hope you stick around and that you have a similar experience. (From FMShyaguya, but I agree!)
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revised Does the incorrupted body of St.Cecilia still exist?
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
20
reviewed Leave Closed How have prominent apologists answered those who claim that Jesus does not love his enemies?
Jul
20
reviewed Reviewed Are there any examples of Jesus praying publicly?
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reviewed Reviewed What the Bible Says About Tithing
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reviewed Reviewed Is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” preaching heresy?
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20
comment Is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” preaching heresy?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please take the tour, read our help center, and find out how we are different than other sites. As it stands, this may very well be accurate, but it sounds just like a personal opinion, which we don't do here.
Jul
20
comment Has the Gospel been completely preserved textually and linguistically since the time of Jesus?
By "long after" you mean less than 20 years.
Jul
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revised Did Martin Luther ever remove books from the New Testament canon?
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revised Important Western Soteriological Works
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why can the Church declare a person a saint but not state that they are damned?