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I'm a father, husband, thinker, coder, and geek. That sentence was intentionally written with an Oxford comma.


Jan
11
reviewed Close Is all prayer supplication?
Jan
11
reviewed Close What does the Bible say about “bad” words?
Jan
6
comment Orthodox Priest Assignment
My OCA priest put a 'bug' in his bishop's ear about his grandchildren being in another state. Within a year or so, he was transferred closer to his grandchildren.
Jan
2
answered Heaven/Paradise/Sheol, Hell/Hades/The Lake of Fire
Jan
2
answered What does “gates of hell” mean in Matthew 16:18?
Dec
14
comment Does the Eastern orthodox church prohibit Christian meditation?
Part of me wants to answer, and another part of me wants to say - you should talk to your priest. I think your personal motivation has as much to do with the answer as what form and whether you should do it. But as a blanket answer: no, it is not prohibited, but it is not always beneficial.
Dec
14
revised Why don't many churches obey Paul's command that women must be silent in church?
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Dec
14
answered Why don't many churches obey Paul's command that women must be silent in church?
Dec
14
reviewed Close Issues with legal documents and marriage
Dec
3
reviewed Close Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Dec
3
reviewed Close Is John 3:23 contradicted by 1 John 4:5-6? Does the born again experience happen by the Holy Spirit or by both the word of God/Gospel and Holy Spirit?
Nov
12
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
A good answer to this question must address the arguments made by Rogers & McKim, whether for or against.
Oct
2
reviewed Close Does being Protestant imply you are also a Zionist?
Oct
1
reviewed Close Was Thomas a believer before seeing the resurrected Jesus?
Oct
1
reviewed Close Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthias or Paul?
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
reviewed Close How would it be Just to have Jesus blaspheme against his own Law?
Sep
29
comment What is the difference between the Eastern Orthodox doctrine of deification and the little god doctrine of the Word of Faith movement?
Not even remotely similar. It would take a book to explain the underlying differences between the assumptions inherent in Eastern vs. Western Christianity (I gave it a shot once). The main difference in my mind is that WoF = we become gods with creative power, often the power of spoken words. In Orthodoxy we become God, i.e. partakers of the One Divine Nature, and only He has all power and authority. I'll try to answer if I find time.
Sep
29
reviewed Close Do Fetuses have souls? Is the aquisition of a soul instantenous or continuous?
Sep
29
reviewed Close What kind of man is righteous in our times?