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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)
  • Now attending 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.

Jul
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
13
awarded  nature-of-god
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13
awarded  Deputy
Jul
12
comment Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
What is the basis for assuming that the Nicoliatans were Gnostic?
Jul
12
reviewed Reviewed Is there any specific difference between a “Christian” and a 'true' disciple of Christ?
Jul
12
reviewed Reviewed How is Jesus descended from David?
Jul
12
comment How is Jesus descended from David?
Welcome to C.SE, and we are so happy to have more female perspectives! When you get the chance, I invite you to check out how we are different than other sites, but I heartily welcome you!
Jul
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on joseph-smith tag wiki excerpt
Jul
12
answered Why is “being created” considered an imperfection?
Jul
11
reviewed Reviewed What qualifies as work on Sunday?
Jul
11
reviewed Reviewed Is “Love God and do whatever you please” scriptural?
Jul
11
reviewed Reviewed Does it matter which day I celebrate Sabbath / Lord's day on?
Jul
10
reviewed Reviewed How do you know when you are truly saved, and how do you live as a Christian afterwards?
Jul
10
reviewed Reject suggested edit on murder tag wiki excerpt
Jul
10
reviewed Reviewed Does “no part of this world” mean no involvement in politics?
Jul
10
comment Does “no part of this world” mean no involvement in politics?
These are good references to make a case, but a little organization and better tying back to the original question would help. Welcome to C.SE, btw!
Jul
10
reviewed Leave Open What cautionary advice have evangelists given that address Gandhi's concern about “Rice Christians”?
Jul
10
comment How do you know when you are truly saved, and how do you live as a Christian afterwards?
@Ovi We don't do pastoral care questions here, but please let me assure you, every mature Christian has struggled with this question at some point. I can't remember how many times I was "saved." That you are struggling says that you care and deeply love your Creator. Those are words I would tell anyone. But most importantly, I would remind you that is why God tells us to be in community - so that the lives of men around us can encourage us to continue in that. God loves you!
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed How do you know when you are truly saved, and how do you live as a Christian afterwards?
Jul
10
comment How do you know when you are truly saved, and how do you live as a Christian afterwards?
Welcome to C.SE, and I invite you to check out how we are different than many other sites. If you could identify the tradition in which these statements are made (e..g what denomination) that would improve this answer.