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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.

Aug
15
comment Were OT prophets poor or wealthy?
Isaiah was in the king's court with servants of his own. Amos was a farmer. Jonah was famous. Jeremiah was thrown in prison. Everybody else was somewhere in between.
Aug
14
comment Is there any evidence to support a preference for second-career pastors coming disproportionately from IT?
Why the downvote? I would think even Skeptics would have been okay with the formulation of the question.
Aug
13
comment What are the fruits of the Spirit?
@Flimzy There is a well known list of the "fruits of the spirit." Not to be mean, but you seem to think that nothing in Christianity is settled. That isn't true. There's more that is settled than I think you think.
Aug
12
comment Are humans above angels?
@Grasper That would be an interpretation that some have come to, but it would be out of step with the majority of Christendom. What faith perspective are you representing with that statement? My guesses are Word of Faith or LDS - but there are others.
Aug
12
comment Are humans above angels?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Aug
12
comment Are humans above angels?
@Grasper Is this a Truth Question or are you looking for established theology?
Aug
12
comment Are humans above angels?
Some people. Not you.
Aug
12
comment Are humans above angels?
Where do you get than from?
Aug
6
comment Is there a Christian definition of “social justice?”
@TenthJustice Social justice implies justice for a particular segment of society that often doesn't get justice.
Aug
6
comment Is there a Christian definition of “social justice?”
At its worst to some... I was attempting to show why some ascribe a negative connotation to the term. Liberation Theologians often describe what they are doing as a radical emphasis on social justice.
Aug
6
comment Papal Infallibility and teaching heresy?
You came to the same conclusion I did- sedevacantism, and yet said "not answered as I would"
Aug
2
comment Was the virgin conception of Jesus known to the people at the time?
One last thing I would add to an otherwise excellent answer: Most scholars would date Matthew and Luke to the 70s or so. Clearly the story was known by this time, so even if it wasn't contemporaneous with Jesus' birth, it wasn't an extraordinarily long time afterwards. After all, there would have been people alive who would have been alive at the time of Jesus' birth, and many more with first hand knowledge of Mary.
Aug
1
comment Where is this C.S. Lewis quote from?
Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for
Aug
1
comment Why are the books of the Protestant Bible in the order that they are in?
Hope you don't mind the edits - OP seemed to be interested in why they were in the order they were in, and thought it good to add that.
Aug
1
comment What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
In re: the free agency of man - the ambivelance is the point. Election is the Calvinst side, the free agency shows the tempering.
Aug
1
comment What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
@bruisedreed in re: George Whitefield updated!
Jul
31
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
@Mr.Bultitude as a somewhat-cessationist, my self, I agree with you personally, that less visible is a better way if describing it than less active- but I was saying "at most," implying that even if you wanted to be extreme in your cessationalism you still wouldn't deny that he was active in the church at all.
Jul
30
comment Do Protestants believe that the Holy Spirit stopped leading the church?
Please note, the meat of your answer really is going to be in the links to other questions.
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Strongly related: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/19368/…
Jul
28
comment Where did the idiom “asking Jesus into your heart” come from?
Of course he could have gotten it from somewhere. Crowd sourcing an answer here- hopefully someone else can find something earlier. Still, I've set a bar now that is at least 150 years, so others will have todo more work to beat it.