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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.


Jul
30
comment Why couldn't Adam and Eve keep both commandments?
Which denominations believe this?
Jul
30
comment Which NT books were written after the destruction of the temple?
@Jay: The position Dick takes is not unusual at all among mainstream scholars.
Jul
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
16
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
15
comment Can other “scripture” (such as the Quran) be used as ultimate authority in presuppositional apologetics?
@JAGAnalyst "... in many of these sources, verses are consider to abrogate other verses in the same source..." But don't we see that in the Bible too? For example, the New Testament puts an end to Jewish dietary laws, sabbath laws, circumcision, etc. I don't see how that's functionally different from the Quran's approach of newer writings taking precedence over earlier ones.
Jul
15
comment Can other “scripture” (such as the Quran) be used as ultimate authority in presuppositional apologetics?
@DJClayworth I don't think the OP is asking us to apply this philosophy to other scriptures; rather, he is asking why it shouldn't be applied to other scriptures, from the perspective of those who hold presuppositional beliefs.
Jul
10
comment How do Young Earth Creationists explain the teeth of animals if there was no death before the fall?
This should probably be a comment rather than an answer.
Jul
4
comment Why don't young-earth creationists just explain things (usually considered as miracles) as miracles?
It would be helpful if you could link to a YEC source that uses icebergs to explain the flood. When I googled it, the only result that suggested such a connection was this page.
Jun
16
revised What is Wesley's concept of Entire Sanctification?
more succinct title
Jun
16
revised In what language was the Book of Matthew written?
added bolding and italics to quoted passage, and rewrote explanations for more clarity
Jun
16
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
15
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
And beyond that, I still don't have an idea of what the phrase means in the context of this question.
Jun
15
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@Pacerier Maybe the problem is that I searched without the quotation marks. But still, 5000 results is pretty small for Google. Compare this with "non-profit Christian" or "non-denominational Christian", both of which (with quotes) have over 300,000 results.
Jun
11
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@Pacerier I've still not heard the term outside of this question. And when I googled it, this question was not just the first result, but the only result on the first page that used the entire phrase "non-professing Christian." What does it mean?
May
26
revised Why is circumcision not a requirement for Christians?
added formatting for clarity
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?