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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 What happened to the tribe of Dan in Revelation?
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 is an academic site. I listen to the Lord, too - but that doesn't convince academics. Think more apologetics and less devotional.
3h
comment Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
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 is (a) very hard to read and (b) not really aggressing the question. I get that you disagree with the illustration - that's fine. But answers are expected to answer the question within the scope identified.
1d
comment Why create people who are not called?
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 an excellent question, but a poor fit for this site. People have spent their whole lives trying to answer the question, and written many books. You aren't going to get an "answer" in this space.
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comment Authoratative apologetics textbook
This is a great question, but not what Stack Exchange does. It is unfortunately what we call a shopping list question - one which is looking for a good resource. Unfortunately, in the end, it comes down to an opinion, rather than an answerable question, so they are off-topic.
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comment Does God have the capacity to sin? Can God sin?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This seems more like a comment than an academic answer.
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comment Is there any methodology according to Bible to drive out demons from possessed people?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This just doesn't read like an academic answer, and please - we actually don't want comments here! Also, if you could identify your faith tradition, that would be helpful.
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comment Why did Jesus favor Peter, James and John more than the other disciples?
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 really needs to be sourced better. You are probably right, but showing that others agree with this will make it an academic answer.
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comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. As it stands, this answer really needs to be sourced to what others have said about this. I think you're right, but we are looking for academic answers here.
2d
comment Have Archaeologists recovered pieces of Noah's Ark?
And, it isn't really on topic here.
2d
comment Have Archaeologists recovered pieces of Noah's Ark?
You'll notice, I never called to migrate. Just mentioning what people would be thinking.
Oct
20
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
Related is when John Paul II visited his would be assassin in prison.
Oct
17
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
And as to the Resurrection missing from Mark - it ends so abruptly then many people think the last page got lost - just like the Gospel of Peter (see, I know Nag Hammadi!). Even if it wasn't originally there, an argument from absence is really unfair, since the virgin birth is only in 2 of the 4 gospels too!. The Resurrection is vital for moderns yes, but there are several theories of salvation that don't require it.
Oct
17
comment What major discrepancies exist between “versions” of the Bible?
But the Trinity rests on more than the Johannine Comma. Futhermore, it isn't debated - it's pretty clearly a gloss, even the NKJV dropped it. But that doesn't matter, because again, the concept of Trinity doesn't rely on just that verse.
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
Next you are going to tell me that the earth is clearly the center of the universe, because most people talk about the "sun rising." If words had any meaning, we'd be saying that the earth is rotating, not that the sun is rising!
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
copyist, not scribe
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
All further comments will be in the chat link above. But your facts are off.
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
That case is on you. Again, follow that link, and be prepared to actually show that in an apparatus. What you think is so just isn't so.
Oct
17
comment Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?
This is going to be difficult. Patripassianism alone is hard enough, let alone where the spirit was...
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
A scribe is a teacher of the law. That is the idiom that has been used for 2500 years. In context, Jeremiah is preaching against those teachers of the law who believe the temple will save them. Just read the thing in context.