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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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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
27
reviewed Reviewed Why is the word ‘concupiscence’ so important in understanding the difference between a Catholic view and a Protestant view of ‘Original Sin’?
Sep
27
comment Why is the word ‘concupiscence’ so important in understanding the difference between a Catholic view and a Protestant view of ‘Original Sin’?
Excellent first post! Welcome to C.SE!
Sep
26
comment Is incest a sin?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about "Is X a Sin" This is an older question that predates the guideline, but it wouldn't pass muster today.
Sep
26
reviewed Reviewed Does Ezekiel 28 speak of Satan (as “king of Tyre”)?
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26
comment Does Ezekiel 28 speak of Satan (as “king of Tyre”)?
Could you cite a reference for this interpertation or at least document who subscribes to this?
Sep
26
revised Are there any well-known Christian nihilists?
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any well-known Christian nihilists?
Sep
25
reviewed Close What is a spirit attachment?
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25
reviewed Leave Closed Are we saved by grace or works?
Sep
25
reviewed Reviewed Are we saved by grace or works?
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
This is a very good answer to what is normally a poor fit for the site. Well done! When you get the chance, please check out our tour page and find out how we are different than other sites.
Sep
25
reviewed Reviewed Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
Sep
25
comment Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please check out our tour page and how we are different than other sites. This is a good answer, although it would benefit from documenting the perspective from which it is written.
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revised Commandment about idols and idolatry in OT
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revised What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?
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Sep
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comment What were the early Christians officially persecuted for?
@brilliant Did you read my first two paragraphs?
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
Also, this has been covered in christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/7088/the-grace-gambit, christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/9951/…, christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/15472/… and a whole lot of other questions. Search c.se for "Grace or Works" and I suspect you'll find a whole lot more
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
You really need to scope this down to a particular denomination. (I'm not usually a fan of saying that, but in this case, it has to be said). There are thousands of books, positions, creeds, and proof verses in either direction. Personally, I think the best ones say "FALSE DICHOTOMY". But in the end, without a framework of who you want answers from, this question is unanswerable.
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