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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 Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@Flimzy I have one word that can disprove the hypothesis that most Christians prohibit gambling. Are you thinking it too? Bingo!
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comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
My suspicion is that your grandfather was influenced by Billy Sunday (see below). Am I correct in getting his time period to be the early 1900s?
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comment In which Christian denomination(s), do people plan their weddings around the bride's menstrual periods?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. While I agree with every statement you've made, this doesn't actually answer the question - there are usually outliers on any given practice. This question is seeking to identify the outliers so that the counter case can be made on its own terms.
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