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I am a member of the Church of England preparing for ordination. I am an Anglo-Catholic, interested in the Church Fathers, in Thomas Aquinas (who isn't?), in moral theology (especially Alasdair MacIntyre), and in ecumenical theology.

My answers on this site will be from a variety of perspectives, not always mine. Certainly nothing I say is an official statement of the Church of England (except, of course, when it is).

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Apr
11
comment Was Pilate also the father of the son who was healed by Jesus in John 4?
Note that, while parallels are certainly possible between Matthew, Mark and Luke (known as the synoptic gospels for this reason) parallels with John are much harder to assert.
Mar
21
comment Why is the Old Testament included in the bible if we are no longer under those old laws?
Yes, this is precisely right. The Bible is about revelation, not about laws per se.
Mar
19
comment Why did God hide away the fact that He had the Son in the Old Testament times?
Can I suggest that arguing the divinity of Christ is not really relevant to this question? It's assumption is clearly that Christ is divine, and looking to see how this is compatible with OT revelation. Discussing Christ's divinity would belong to another question or, more probably, to chat.
Mar
19
comment Exodus 25-27 Question
Indeed, this is also a very good explanation (and also entirely compatible with mine: the previous revelation gives a framework/building blocks for understanding the new revelation). Also related to this question.
Mar
19
awarded  Informed
Mar
19
answered Exodus 25-27 Question
Mar
18
awarded  Custodian
Mar
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the biblical justification for permitting female pastors?
Mar
18
answered Why did God hide away the fact that He had the Son in the Old Testament times?
Mar
16
revised Which Orthodox churches are on the New Calendar, and which are on the Old Calendar?
sects->churches and sp in title
Mar
16
suggested suggested edit on Which Orthodox churches are on the New Calendar, and which are on the Old Calendar?
Mar
15
revised Which Christians refuse vaccinations on religious grounds?
spelling in tag
Mar
15
suggested suggested edit on Which Christians refuse vaccinations on religious grounds?
Mar
11
comment How does a baptismal certificate work?
Indeed, though i presume that any re-baptisms would have been conditional. Another time certificates become necessary is in preparing for ordination, and in determining rights to a church wedding.
Mar
10
comment How should we interpret Leviticus 18, 19?
This is really a truth question... An interesting/better question might be "how do Christians justify interpreting Leviticus 18 and 19 differently?" Especially if you can find someone who explicitly does so...
Mar
5
answered What does Paul mean when he says that we are no longer under the law but under grace?
Mar
4
comment Understanding the idea that Jesus descended into Hell
The belief in life after death is not present in the majority of the Old Testament.
Mar
4
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
This seems like a category error to me. Why should you assume that every belief held by any Christian group should have biblical basis?
Mar
3
comment Understanding the idea that Jesus descended into Hell
@user1361315 Adam is the prototypical person! And yes, Abraham, Jacob, etc. It exists to some extent in other church traditions: certainly among the Orthodox and some Anglicans; some Lutherans may also believe in it, though I know far less about their doctrine.
Mar
3
comment Understanding the idea that Jesus descended into Hell
No, it's not a "nice" place, but it's not the stereotypical place of eternal punishment either. It's typically understood as a lonely, sad place, away from the knowledge of God, but not as Hell in the way it's understood today. In fact, today's understanding of Hell is quite new - it's late-mediæval at best.