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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.

Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
Depends really on the Christian you are talking too. For more liberal Christians, there is no problem. For more conservative ones, they'd probably ask, why so little faith? As one of the conservative ones, I've answered way too many questions about the flood - and I think it stands up.
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
This is also highly relevant: Who decides if a verse is to be read literally or metaphorically?
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
possible duplicate of What is the Roman Catholic position on literally reading the Flood account in Genesis?
Nov
14
comment Does Christianity allow allegorical readings of creation and the deluge?
What does it mean to read the Bible literally? has a lot to say about this.
Nov
14
revised Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
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Nov
14
comment Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
I like this, because you are using a good hermenutical approach - don't just assume every verse applies to all generations.
Nov
14
answered Was Jesus command to watch in Matthew 26 just for that night or was it a general caution for the Church?
Nov
14
reviewed Leave Closed Why doesn't God stop suffering?
Nov
14
reviewed Reviewed Calvinist view on Tribulation
Nov
14
comment Calvinist view on Tribulation
Welcome to C.Se. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is a good and well-researched answer, but I do wonder if it actually represents Calvin's view, which is what the question is about. If you could show me that Calvinists hold this, then it is a wonderful answer. Otherwise, it is a comment. A great and well-researched comment, but a comment nonetheless,
Nov
13
revised Who will judge the 12th tribe of Israel?
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Nov
13
reviewed Close Is faith the only thing we need to attain salvation?
Nov
13
reviewed Close Why fasting prayer?
Nov
13
reviewed Reviewed What is the significance of Jesus and the Mount of Transfiguration?
Nov
13
comment What is the significance of Jesus and the Mount of Transfiguration?
This is actually relevant, in that the people at the Transfiguration have symbolic value as well as literal value. The only problem is that other answers have already stated this, and thus this adds little to the question. Also, the conclusion "hence we are no longer under the law and the prophets" doesn't actually follow from what was said.
Nov
13
comment Why doesn't God stop suffering?
@matt Paul disagrees. See Romans 5:3 and 1 cor 2:6
Nov
13
comment Are Christians monotheists and what is the nature of Jesus? (i.e. Give me the basics of Christianity please)
Three persons and one essence are just historical terms. Obviously you have liberty to write whatever you'd like :) but the classic formulations use those terms and have very precise meanings.
Nov
12
comment Are Christians monotheists and what is the nature of Jesus? (i.e. Give me the basics of Christianity please)
Could I suggest not using "parts" or "personalities" but rather "persons"? Technically, parts is the heresy of partialism, and personalities is Nestorian.
Nov
12
reviewed Leave Open What is the meaning of the statement in Genesis 4:26 stating then began men to call upon the name of YHWH?
Nov
12
revised When did the insertion of title-page for Old Testament and New Testament started?
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