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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.

Sep
23
revised Is there a good example of believers seeking out advice from other believers in the Bible, especially one that is a story children would understand?
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Sep
23
comment Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the “quick-build” manner?
How much time do you think a volunteer can take off from a low paying job?
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
23
comment Under Catholic dogma can someone publicly rebuke the Pope like Paul rebuked Peter?
Oh they did. A lot. Just read Acts. The difference is, the charges against Paul tended not to stick.
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open With the priesthood of all believers do we need priest or pastor as church leaders?
Sep
23
reviewed Leave Open Can angels be saved?
Sep
23
comment What is the biblical basis for the idea that the church is a hospital for sinners?
I like where this is heading, but it seems to refer to the role an ministry of Jesus - not necessarily the function of his bride. (And again, not disputing that we should be - just looking for the basis)
Sep
23
comment Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the “quick-build” manner?
I can also say that anecdotally and experientally, however, the data are on target. JW's & Pentecostals tend to draw from the lower end of socioeconomic spectrum, then you get to the Baptists, and it keeps going up until you get the rich Anglicans, etc...
Sep
23
comment Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the “quick-build” manner?
The website, not so much - but if you look at the note, you'll see the source data is from the Pew Forum on Religion, which is extremely reliable. I'd like to find the original survey, but haven't yet...
Sep
23
revised Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the “quick-build” manner?
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23
answered Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the “quick-build” manner?
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23
reviewed Reviewed Seeming paradox arising from idea of eternal life
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revised Seeming paradox arising from idea of eternal life
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23
asked What is the biblical basis for the idea that the church is a hospital for sinners?
Sep
23
answered Is there a good example of believers seeking out advice from other believers in the Bible, especially one that is a story children would understand?
Sep
22
reviewed Close How to live a life of blessing like Solomon
Sep
22
reviewed Leave Open Example for children of common sense in the Bible
Sep
22
reviewed Edit Is there a good example of believers seeking out advice from other believers in the Bible, especially one that is a story children would understand?
Sep
22
revised Is there a good example of believers seeking out advice from other believers in the Bible, especially one that is a story children would understand?
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Sep
22
reviewed Reviewed Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?