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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 Bondage to indwelling sin
Samuel, welcome to C.SE, but please understand, this is what we do. At best, wemight recommend resources like Every Man's Battle which is probably the best book on the subject - but we are very clear not to be pastors to one another here. You don't know us, there is no reason you should trust us. We just do plain old theology here.
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comment A Christian view of Mohammad
This is actually a good answer to another question - or even a primer on the apostles creed, but, yeah - it doesn't answer the question.
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comment The New Covenant in Reformed and Catholic soteriology
And now you see why I punted on the question of where Catholics fit :)
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comment Why do adherents to Hypostatic Union believe that God the Son (Jesus) must be fully Human?
@fredsbend He is pulling out Gregory of Nazianzus, who goes back to the 4th Century
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comment Why do adherents to Hypostatic Union believe that God the Son (Jesus) must be fully Human?
Also, I'm scoping it to exclude non-mainstream Christologies
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comment Why do adherents to Hypostatic Union believe that God the Son (Jesus) must be fully Human?
This is bordering on a truth question, but I think it is actually fairly interesting.
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comment Why do adherents to Hypostatic Union believe that God the Son (Jesus) must be fully Human?
I don't know if this is a duplicate, but it is definitely very closely related: christianity.stackexchange.com/a/7797/1039. That one asks if Jesus was Human, however, and yours gets to Why?
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comment What is the Scriptural basis for Modalism?
The Athanasian Creed (pretty much definitional of Mainstream Christianity) explicitly calls out Modalism as heresy
Sep
17
comment What are the general positions of different traditions on the question “did Jesus have to die?”
Catholics are particularly hard to pin down, especially over time. All 3 schools were started by Catholics, and they tend to be more focused on what operates the grace rather than what it effects.
Sep
17
comment How could God be incarnate in an ignorant baby and be ignorant of everything?
FYI, this is probably also a duplicate of : christianity.stackexchange.com/a/5569/1039 and/or christianity.stackexchange.com/a/4963/1039
Sep
16
comment which is more important. Unity
Welcome to C.SE! When you get the chance, please find out how we are different than other sites. In particular, we aren't really looking for the "Truth" of things here - rather we are seeking to understand what important theologians have typically said. Please understand this question will likely get closed, because you are looking for a personal application or advice - and we're really more about understanding extant theologians here instead.
Sep
15
comment What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?
Note: Personally, I agree with various Popes that pacifism is not inherently Christian, and in fact disengages one too far from the struggle for justice. That said, I'm trying to represent the Pacifist argument fairly.
Sep
15
comment What is a Pacifist interpretation of the Cleansing of the Temple?
Clarifying that you are looking for the pacifist interpretation, as opposed to the truth question. Christian Pacifism is actually a minority view, but an interesting perspective.
Sep
12
comment Did God REALLY want to destroy the people of Israel?
I always get scared when someone posts about the bible and then jumps to the founding fathers. The US Constitution is nice, but it isn't a biblical thing :). I'm going to hide now.
Sep
12
comment Did God REALLY want to destroy the people of Israel?
Welcome to C.SE. Not a bad first post, although it would be better with sourcing. When you get the chance, please check out how we are different than other sites. On a second note, it will be very easy for people to read this as turning America and its founding fathers as if they were reliable sources of Christian theology. Be careful with that...
Sep
12
comment When did guitar led worship music become accepted?
I think the intent of this question is clear - contemporary churches are changing worship styles. The percentage of churches that use a drum in worship according to a recent article in CT, rose from 25% in the 1970s to over 50% now. Something is going on, OP is asking when it happened.
Sep
9
comment Can music keeps us away from sin?
! Welcome to the site! If you could check out our help center and read how we are different than other sites however, it would be helpful. This is off-topic - we aren't about Christian living, but rather theology and sourcing theological concepts. Please stick around though!
Sep
8
comment Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?
This question appears to be off-topic because there is only a "correct" answer if placed within a certain doctrinal framework
Sep
8
comment Where in the Bible does it say I will destroy those who destroy My land?
By the way, you have "the sweetest name I know"
Sep
8
comment Where in the Bible does it say I will destroy those who destroy My land?
This question: christianity.stackexchange.com/a/9208/1039 can tell you how to answer your own question much more easily