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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.

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reviewed Leave Closed What is the Biblical basis that it was was the second person of the Trinity that walked in the garden of Eden?
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reviewed Reviewed What are the major differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Catholic Churches?
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comment How do Baptists catechize children?
In practice, many evangelical bible churches are very similar to baptist. If you look at my history, you'll see I grew up in a bible church and then joined the Bsptusts. It wasn't much of s leap.
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answered How do Baptists catechize children?
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comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
@warren You're right - I'm overcounting it. Clarified my answer
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comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
Like any good C.SE post, my answer is meant to describe what is, not what should be. See "We can't handle the truth" in meta
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comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
I agree with you, and as the video (which is Lutheran) shows, I'm pretty sure you're right. That doesn't negate the fact that it is taught to be a vain repetition, as many of those linked questions show.
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answered What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
Jan
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comment What makes Jesus and Mary appearance in popular motifs look like Muslim?
Welcome back Ali. It's been a while.
Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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comment Levitical Law obsolete?
Yes, you can have bacon after you read Acts 10.
Jan
30
comment In Revelations: could the Jerusalem NOT be a City?
No offense, but eschatalogical questions almost always suck.
Jan
30
comment What's the purpose of angel's fight?
Related question: Can Angels Die?
Jan
30
comment Is Catholicism the only religion to uphold the indissolubility of marriage?
@Geremia neither was I :).
Jan
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comment Are there example writings of general refutation from Jesus' time?
Agreed. That last paragraph kept me from an up vote. What event are you describing here? There was no systematic purge of heretics.
Jan
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comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because we're theologians, not scientists