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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 How come Hell is a bad place and you get punished there?
@SleepingGod the difference is that God loves his people, whereas the devil hates them. That's pretty consistent throughout Scripture. The devil only seeks to devour and destroy.
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reviewed Approve What is the source of the tradition that animals can speak on Christmas Eve?
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comment Is the Eastern Orthodox Churches the mother church?
@brasshat there is no opinion here. There is a lineage that can be investigated. That said, the correct answer (as shown in "Was Catholicism the first") is that a universal church fragmented into an orthodox, roman, Protestant, and other church.
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comment Is the Eastern Orthodox Churches the mother church?
Duplicate of "Was Catholicism the first denomination?"
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comment Is the Eastern Orthodox Churches the mother church?
possible duplicate of Was Catholicism the first denomination?
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answered Why do many Protestant congregations not require attendance at services on Christmas and Easter?
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comment Why is there not a single date in the Bible?
One snarky answer: 2sam 6:19- Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each person in the whole crowd of Israelites,
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comment What is the source of the tradition that animals can speak on Christmas Eve?
Yes. This is on the "fringe" edge to be sure. But it is an old and established folk belief about Christmas that was held by Christians for many years. Like I said, I still run into it, and even I have some fun with it.
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answered What is the source of the tradition that animals can speak on Christmas Eve?
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asked What is the source of the tradition that animals can speak on Christmas Eve?
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comment Jesus and Levitical Priesthood
Furthermore, Jesus was from the tribe of judah, not Levi. So, why should he be bound to the laws of the Levites?
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revised Why did Esau despise his birthright?
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comment Why did Esau despise his birthright?
I agree - I think this question was closed too quickly. Votes to Reopen can overturn that.
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reviewed Leave Closed What are the differences between Roman Catholic and Celtic Christianity?
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reviewed Leave Open In the Catholic Church, what rules are to be followed when interpreting the Bible?
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reviewed Leave Open According to scholarly commentary, Bible experts, what is the explained symbolism associated with the Rider on the White Horse in Rev 19:11-16?