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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 Digital versions of Greek Bibles
Oct
28
reviewed Close Does a Christian have to believe in Hell?
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Open How does Pope Francis's popularity compare to Pope Benedict XVI's?
Oct
28
reviewed Leave Open Do mainstream believers believe there was a large interval of time that elapsed between the fall of angels and God speaking creating the universe?
Oct
28
reviewed Close Are white lies sometime justified?
Oct
28
reviewed Close What's a list of theological terms to describe how one approaches the bible?
Oct
28
comment What's a list of theological terms to describe how one approaches the bible?
possible duplicate of What does it mean to interpret the Bible literally?
Oct
28
reviewed Close Is the Adam Eve story metaphorical?
Oct
28
reviewed Close Man Exists in earth
Oct
28
comment Man Exists in earth
possible duplicate of How do Bible Literalists deal with trees older than the flood?
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed Why did God make it a sin to eat an apple?
Oct
28
comment Why did God make it a sin to eat an apple?
This doesn't really answer the question. I catch your opinion, but that isn't really what we do here. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites.
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed Did God REALLY want to destroy the people of Israel?
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed What is the significance of water from Jesus' side?
Oct
28
comment What is the significance of water from Jesus' side?
Welcome to the site! While I agree with you, there will be many who will want to know why you can say that the blood is redemption (hint: there are verses to show this) and why the water is regenerating (hint: there are verses to show this). We look for sourced claims and the "Why" and "Prove it!" here, more so than just the what.
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed Heaven/Paradise/Sheol, Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire
Oct
28
comment Heaven/Paradise/Sheol, Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire
While I think your claims have a lot of merit, making a claim that "Sheol" is the same as "Hades" is part of the work of theology. Sourcing a claim here would help this answer tremendously
Oct
28
reviewed Reviewed How many are there of God's angels?
Oct
26
answered How and when Pentecost People raised in this world recently
Oct
23
comment Is the Babylon of Revelation 14 the same as the Babylon of Revelation 18?
Why wouldn't they be? Usually, Scholars assume Babylon is Rome. I see nothing to indicate a change in meaning, by the same author, in the same book.