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Michael went to be with the Lord on February 14, 2015. He considered this his favorite hangout. I know he would have wanted to leave you an explanation for his lack of activity on this site.

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.

Feb
14
comment What is the difference between Apollinarianism and Eutychianism?
This is exactly the kind of question this site was designed for. Thank you!!!!
Feb
13
comment What Bible translations are accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention?
Also, NWT isn't "controversial" for most Baptists - it is downright heretical. It is not fair to say "controversial amongst Trinitarians" It is fair to say "that's really only for Jehavoah's Witness"
Feb
13
comment What Bible translations are accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention?
The Southern Baptist Convention is headquartered in the United States, and the vast majority of them do speak English.
Feb
13
comment What Bible translations are accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention?
@DoubleU Please be a little more restrained in editing my answers. The word "popish" really didn't fit here, in particular.
Feb
13
comment What Bible translations are accepted by the Southern Baptist Convention?
@Bye I appreciate the edits, but decided to decline them, because frankly, I wanted to add a little bit of character to the answer. I actively did not appreciate DoubleU's edits that did make it more controversial
Feb
12
comment Does Satan have a physical dwelling place on earth?
New Jersey. Definitely, New Jersey.
Feb
10
comment Where are the tombs of Jesus' original 12 disciples?
Just an FYI, if this question gets closed, I plan on voting to reopen. This is a great question, as Mr. Bultitude's answer shows!
Feb
10
comment Can God kill himself?
@DoubleU As the meta posts says, the point of assuming Trinitarian Christianity is to help the OP. This answer did exactly the right thing in calling out whom this applies to. An uninformed OP would be most likely assuming Trintitarian / Nicene Christianity. This is helpful. We are making no judgement about who is a "true" Christian, rather making a logical assumption based on the fact that 98% of Christians would fall into this category. Please read the post
Feb
10
comment Can God kill himself?
@Flimzy You are right - this is a dupe. Think I gave the same answer too. Sorry!
Feb
10
comment Can God kill himself?
Which is something that has been the case in Western theology and philosophy for about 2400 years.
Feb
10
comment Can God kill himself?
Actually, minus any scoping to the contrary, this is what one should assume. meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/884/…
Feb
9
comment Is creationism falsifiable?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. Unfortunately, this question probably should have been closed - because we aren't really looking for philosophy of science so much as theology.
Feb
9
comment Do Christians believe that Jews must still follow the Mosaic law?
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 answer, but it would be helpful if you identified your tradition, and exhorted a little less at the end. It reads like a sermon, not an essay.
Feb
9
comment Why do so many baptisms occur with regular clothes on and not swimwear?
Highly Related: Is it true that early Christians were baptised naked?
Feb
8
comment Is Baptism of a child still valid if one of the pouring during baptism misses?
(Just updated the question). Your most illustrative answers will be catholic, because Protestant memorialists would say "it's just a symbol" and therefore it doesn't matter how it's done.
Feb
8
comment Is Baptism of a child still valid if one of the pouring during baptism misses?
It will of of course depend on your theology of sacrements. I think that it should be clarified that this question is for sacramentaliats only.
Feb
6
comment What is the basis for the claim that Judaism is a Christian Heresy?
FYI, The Council of Jamnia is a highly discredited idea nowadays. Very little evidence that it ever existed
Feb
5
comment What is the name of this fragment? Where can I find more?
Didn't think to look at his bio but yeah. My best bet.
Feb
4
comment Where does “amen” come from?
Wikipedia does a good job of answering this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amen#Etymology
Feb
2
comment How do Baptists catechize children?
In practice, many evangelical bible churches are very similar to baptist. If you look at my history, you'll see I grew up in a bible church and then joined the Bsptusts. It wasn't much of s leap.