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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.


Apr
7
comment When was the first recorded account of pre-tribulation teaching?
Please note that the premillennialism of some early church fathers is very different from the modern dispensationalist view. The ancient Christians had no concept of a rapture, whether pre- or post-trib.
Apr
7
comment Did early church fathers understand the doctrine of trinity?
Noetus was indeed excommunicated from the Orthodox church "for declaring God and Jesus as one and the same." His view, however, was not trinitarianism but Sabellianism. When he arrived in Rome, the Roman trinitarians opposed him.
Apr
1
comment Was Jesus Christ crucified on the 14th of Nisan (April 3, 33) or the 15th (April 4, 33),?
Why do you assume the year 33?
Mar
27
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