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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 Is Something After Me?
@User14399 We love and want the best for you. Random people you do not know cannot be that. DJClayworth is 100% on target here :)
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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.
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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.
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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.
Jul
28
comment Why was Paul annoyed with the loud slave girl in Acts 16?
Are you fishing for a reference to the messianic secret? Personally, I think Paul was just that: annoyed at a girl constantly interrupting him.
Jul
28
comment Are Hebrews the Habiru?
What I would like to see is a salient quotation in the body of the question.
Jul
28
comment Are Hebrews the Habiru?
@mawia I disagree on it better at history. There is a doctrinal component. Also, even if something might be "better" somewhere else (and I don't think that the case here) doesn't mean it is off topic here.
Jul
27
comment Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
Shopping list questions are off topic
Jul
25
comment Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?
While not an answer, you will probably be interested in this: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/7390/…
Jul
25
comment Why is Jesus so important and not the whole trinity?
The Whole Trinity is important! We've been saying that for, oh,1619 years now!!
Jul
25
comment Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?
To clarify for all involved, this is NOT the case in most Protestant denominations, but since this question has the catholicism tag, it is safe to assume OP is asking about the Roman Catholic doctrine only. PLEASE STAY ON TOPIC EVERYONE!!!
Jul
24
comment re affirmation of belief
Welcome to C.se! When you get the chance please find out what we do here. Specifically, we aren't a forum or a place to discuss- we doing boring old source able theology. Thank you for understanding!
Jul
24
comment Who never died in the Bible?
This is actually a Mormon belief
Jul
24
comment Is the Old Testament a Jewish book?
Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please take our tour and find out how we are different than other sites. In particular, and this may sound strange, but we don't do opinion here :) This is an academic site and we are looking for sources of established theology.
Jul
23
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
@FMShyanguya That was mostly a retort to Narnian's suggestion about abstinence
Jul
23
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
@fredsbend Now that is a good question...
Jul
23
comment Is the Catholic Church NOT against all birth control?
Follow the links I'm putting in! It's the US Council of Bishops...
Jul
23
comment Does God encourage humans to harm other humans in this verse?
possible duplicate of Does the Bible support slavery and (White) Superiority in the context of American Slavery?
Jul
23
comment Why Christianity didn't spread through India
You have been to Assam and Nagaland, right? Most Christianized part of the world.