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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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comment God is eternal and everlasting; “omni” word for this?
This might be better on English.SE.
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comment Why does God command us to have children?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. Specifically, this answer really needs to be sourced to some tradition. I don't think you are wrong - it just needs to be more academic.
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comment What is the difference between Evangelical and Protestant?
I would rather close the original post. This one is better phrased.
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comment Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians?
Beyond that, each one formed at a different time for a different reason. We are talking about a period of over 1500 years. If there is a particular denomination you are interested in, ask that as a new question. I don't really have time to write a book.
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comment Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians?
The Syriac church is an extremely minor offshoot. It was basically gone by the 900s, with the minor exception of parts of the Middle East (esp. Iraq) and India.
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comment Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians?
To get a better overview, read the link "originate in the same place"
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comment Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians?
Syrian Catholics split from the "Catholic" Church in 451 AD over the nature of who Jesus is, at Chalcedon. But, basically, yes. (Huge handwave / gloss. I know somebody, somewhere is turning over in their grave.)
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comment Where did the Roman Catholic denomination in India originate, and why are there differences amongst Indian Christians?
I purposely reworded the question to keep it from being too broad or a duplicate. Plus, coming from India, I'm willing to bet he actually is thinking in terms of caste, and not denominations. In India, Christian is a caste. The differences within castes are denominational (which I explain), but I am intentionally using caste to get at what I suspect to be the OP's intent, comment notwithstanding.
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comment Are there any Christians who only accept the gospels?
You may also want to check out the heretic Marcion.
Sep
27
comment What religious order do these nuns belong to?
Nun of the above, of course :)
Sep
26
comment Jesus's genealogy: 28 generations or 41 since David?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This answer doesn't really do a great job of answering the original question or backing up its claims.
Sep
25
comment What is the Catholic Church response to the question of the validity of Baptism conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
That is quite a find. Thank you!
Sep
25
comment What is the Catholic Church response to the question of the validity of Baptism conferred in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?
Can you source the idea that Mormons use a Trinitarian formula when baptising? They explicitly are not.
Sep
25
comment History of Christians
possible duplicate of Was Catholicism the first denomination?
Sep
23
comment What is the difference between 'Biblical' and 'Systematic' theology?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out how we are different than other sites. In particular, this answer is really too short and lacking in detail to add much. You are on the right track, but fleshing this out with examples would go a long way to wards making this a better answer.
Sep
23
comment How does dispensationalism reconcile Romans 11?
In practice, most dispensationalists try to ignore everything after Romans 9. :)
Sep
23
comment How should Christianity respond to the person who defames it?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
23
comment How should Christianity respond to the person who defames it?
(The second one is a less biased source.) So, I know Islam pretty well. I've lived in Muslim countries, I've known imams, and I've read parts of the Qu'ran. Islam is a religion which emphasizes submission to God's will (i.e. doing the right things) as the key to "doing it right". Some Christians will say there is no such thing as grace or forgiveness in Islam. That statement is a little bit hyperbolic, but the gist isn't off the mark. Even an imam will agree that grace is much more distinctively Christian, and that Islam is about doing the right things
Sep
23
comment How should Christianity respond to the person who defames it?
Art. #5: WHAT DOES “ISLAM” MEAN? The Arabic word Islam simply means “submission”, and derives from a word meaning “peace”. In a religious context it means complete submission to the will of God. ... allaboutmuhammad.com/what-does-lsquoislamrsquo-mean.html
Sep
23
comment How should Christianity respond to the person who defames it?
@gideonmarx From thereligionofpeace.com/pages/myths-of-islam.htm#islammeanspeace: "The root word for Islam is “al-Silm,” which means “submission” or “surrender.” There is no disagreement about this among Islamic scholars."