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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


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comment How are justification and sanctification related to salvation?
Are you asking specifically for a comparison of Lutheran and Calvinist views?
Mar
18
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
6
answered Why did the high priests try Jesus on charges of Blasphemy if He fulfilled their prophecy?
Feb
18
revised How was the Bible used to reduce modern slavery?
fixed introduction to better fit the question
Feb
18
comment How was the Bible used to reduce modern slavery?
See also christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/38469/… for the other side of the argument.
Feb
18
comment How did Baptists in the southern US justify slavery as compatible with Christianity?
See also christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/428/… for the other side of the argument.
Feb
18
answered How was the Bible used to reduce modern slavery?
Feb
18
revised How did Baptists in the southern US justify slavery as compatible with Christianity?
Corrected Cain to Canaan
Feb
18
revised How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
corrected Cain to Canaan
Feb
18
answered How did Baptists in the southern US justify slavery as compatible with Christianity?
Feb
17
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
@fredsbend: That's one of the reasons. Other reasons are sentence structure and vocabulary, as well as a focus on church structure issues and a perceived lack of passion in the theology.
Feb
17
revised How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
improved grammar
Feb
17
answered How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
Feb
15
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
11
awarded  Pundit
Jan
22
reviewed Approve polygamy tag wiki excerpt
Jan
22
comment Which Reformation theologians used the analogy of water and ink for sin?
If I had to guess, I'd say Luther is the most likely candidate. However, a search of water+ink at CCEL turned up nothing. The closest result was a passage in Calvin's Institutes, talking about how the cuttlefish hides by squirting ink into the water.
Jan
22
comment What are the biblical arguments that the Bible canon is NOT closed?
I think there is a discrepancy between the title and the question. Are you asking specifically whether the Bible canon is open--i.e., additional books could be added to the Bible? Or are you asking more generally about whether God continues to give new revelations--i.e., the Bible is not the only source of truth?
Jan
2
comment Did the pool of Bethesda have healing powers?
Do you have a reference for this?