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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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answered What is the case in favour of adelphopoiesis as a relationship akin to marriage?
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revised What is the case in favour of adelphopoiesis as a relationship akin to marriage?
edited based on chat discussion http://chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/18954757#18954757
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comment Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
@curiousdannii I don't know. I've removed that part of the question.
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revised Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
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revised Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
try again--now asking what has happened since then, rather than what has the group itself done
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revised Is the Society of St. Pius X schismatic or not?
Expanded and rephrased to explain what the question is all about
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comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
@Beestocks Yes, I addressed that in a later comment. Apparently the Wednesday crucifixion is a doctrine held by a Saturday-worship group other than the SDA. Sorry for my earlier misstatement.
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comment How do creationists explain the geologic column?
I'm not a creationist, but you don't have to look very hard to find that the geologic column was first outlined by creationists decades before Darwin published Origin of the Species.
Nov
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comment Is a claim of 50,000,000 Baptist martyrs accurate?
That book promotes the concept of Baptist successionism--the idea that every group in church history that was opposed to infant baptism was a predecessor of modern Baptists. This includes the Paulicians and the Cathars, gnostic sects that had little in common with Baptists. Even if the 50 million number is accurate (which I strongly doubt) it includes many people who were not actually Baptists.
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reviewed Approve What's God's justification of not allowing the choice of personal annihilation?
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reviewed Approve lds tag wiki
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answered Orthodox teaching about touching Jesus' body
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reviewed Approve 1-thessalonians tag wiki excerpt