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bio website brucealderman.info
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seen Nov 20 at 22:59

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.


Nov
20
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.
Nov
19
awarded  Populist
Nov
10
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
10
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.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What's God's justification of not allowing the choice of personal annihilation?
Sep
5
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on lds tag wiki
Aug
20
awarded  Revival
Aug
20
answered Orthodox teaching about touching Jesus' body
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 1-thessalonians tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 2-kings tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 2-timothy tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on fellowship tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on antinomianism tag wiki excerpt
Jul
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on ephesians tag wiki excerpt
Jul
19
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
14
answered Was Jesus a political revolutionary? A violent one?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious