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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 Who Were Mark and Luke?
Paul, of course, had a very personal encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus, and later had a great deal of training with Cephas, Barnabas, and others. Luke was probably in the same group - but it is Paul that eventually came to be recoginzed as an Apostole in his own right.
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awarded  Enlightened
Sep
10
comment Justification of perpetual virginity of Mother Mary
Is there a difference between perpetual virginity and eternal virginity? I'm familiar with the term perpetual, but hadn't heard of eternal before
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reviewed Close Justification of perpetual virginity of Mother Mary
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awarded  Nice Answer
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revised Who Were Mark and Luke?
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reviewed Reviewed Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
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comment Why was Peter Fishing Naked (John 21:7)?
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 good answer (+1!), although sources always improve answers
Sep
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answered Who Were Mark and Luke?
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revised In what situations does the Bible say it's acceptable, perhaps, to do an action you might consider sinful?
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answered In what situations does the Bible say it's acceptable, perhaps, to do an action you might consider sinful?
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revised What denominations don't believe in fasting? And Why?
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comment Are the gospels comparable(equal) to contemporary works of historians?
Nobody has ever accused Jospehus of objectivity in his polemic Annals of the Jewish War.
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answered Are the gospels comparable(equal) to contemporary works of historians?
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comment Are the gospels comparable(equal) to contemporary works of historians?
Iraneus, Papias, and Tertullian were all bishops from later centuries. They weren't eyewitness accounts. This is sort of a false premise.
Sep
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reviewed Leave Open Are the gospels comparable(equal) to contemporary works of historians?
Sep
9
comment What are the oldest surviving manuscripts of the scriptures?
Your first line is a bit of a red herring, however, as these aren't even a grouping.
Sep
9
comment What are the oldest surviving manuscripts of the scriptures?
Just to be clear, you are looking for the oldest surviving manuscript or fragment that represents a canonical Christian book, right?
Sep
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comment What are the oldest surviving manuscripts of the scriptures?
This answer would be improved if there was some discussion of p52. Additionally, OT MSS evidence should be older than NT, but no OT references are in this answer.
Sep
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reviewed Leave Closed How to be saved after adultery?