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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.


Mar
31
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does light mean to a Catholic? and how does it expose the deeds of darkness?
Mar
27
comment Do United Methodist Church members really eat ham during Easter?
@Anonymous Many Methodist churches have an Ash Wednesday service, where worshipers are urged to prayerfully consider either giving up something as a fast--or alternatively, taking on something extra--during Lent. So that's one way we can be reminded.
Mar
16
comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
And here's a response from a Baptist scholar.
Mar
16
comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
Here's a United Methodist response to prosperity theology.
Feb
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why is the number three special?
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
comment Is “Rapture” mentioned in the Book of Revelation?
Wesley, for example, understood the being "caught up" in terms of judgment day, and not as a distinct event of "harvest" or "rapture".
Jan
24
comment Is “Rapture” mentioned in the Book of Revelation?
The linked Crossbearer website has some misleading information. It lists Gill, Henry, and Wesley as supporters of post-tribulation rapture, when in fact they lived and died before the doctrine of the rapture was ever formulated.
Jan
24
comment Is “Rapture” mentioned in the Book of Revelation?
So the answer to the question, for Lutherans, is that Revelation doesn't speak of a secret rapture?
Jan
24
comment Which portion of Revelation is the Rapture?
See also: How old is the idea of premillenial rapture?
Dec
26
comment Doesn't the scriptures clearly state that buying and preparing spices mean that the messiah must have died on a Wednesday Pesach?
possible duplicate of What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
Dec
26
comment What does “believe the Bible” mean?
I don't think there's an objective answer to this one.
Dec
19
answered Of what value is this claim of 'We've found the ark' as evidence for the Noah story in Genesis 7?
Dec
14
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
12
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Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed Why did Jesus say the Son of Man was Lord over the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man?
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Closed What does God mean by 'us' in Genesis?
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Closed What does the Catholic Church say about the experience of Joy felt by the martyrs?
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Are the Gospels considered anonymous by historians only or by the Catholic Church also?