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Oct
15
comment How could Jesus' audience hear Jesus without audio installation?
You might also want to check this out: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_microphone
Oct
15
comment What does 2 Timothy 2:15 mean?
Better on Biblical Hermeneutics.
Oct
14
comment New Testament Poetry
@AffableGeek While I sympathize in theory with the problem that this might become a shopping list, in practice there is little enough poetry in the NT that someone could list it all without a significant problem.
Oct
2
comment Does being Protestant imply you are also a Zionist?
It's only true that most American Evangelical Protestants support the state of Israel. And probably fewer of them than it appears.
Oct
1
comment What is the Mexican celebration 'Las Mañanitas'?
@brasshat That's a broken link.
Sep
25
comment What are the most prominent christologies in all of Christendom?
The question is looking for Christologies apart from Trinitarianism.
Sep
25
comment Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?
@FMS That question is already answered elsewhere on the site.
Sep
25
comment What would be the consequences for refusing confirmation in the Anglican Church?
Are you asking this because it reflects your personal situation?
Sep
25
comment Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?
To answer the question, most denominations do not believe you have to be baptized to be a Christian. Therefore even if you have been invalidly baptized, you can still be a Chrsitian. They would probably require a rebaptism for someone baptized in Jesus name only to be admitted to their church (assuming they knew).
Sep
25
comment Are there any denominations that baptize ONLY in the Name of Jesus?
I assumed that the questioner meant 'would people who use a Trinitarian formula consider them Christians', which is factual. I've edited the question to reflect this. Please revert if you didn't mean that.
Sep
17
comment How could Jesus be born during the reign of Herod, and when Quirinius was governor of Syria, if those periods were not contemporary?
It's interesting that when two sources disagree, and one of them is Biblical, there is always a huge cry of "that proves the Bible must be wrong".
Sep
16
comment What changed between the Old and New Testaments?
Resisting the temptation to write a one word answer: JESUS.
Sep
14
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Do you have any references to back up your definition of "Just War"? References for the definition I use are the Wikipedia article, the BBC Catholic Answers, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and hundreds of others. Please join me in this chat room if you want to continue.
Sep
13
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
@gideonmarx Just War is not just 'no mistakes' (especially since 'no mistakes' is impossible anyway). Please read some article on Just War. For example: killing tens of millions of people to remove a minor threat would not be a Just War, irrespective of whether it was carried out without mistakes. That's the normal definition of Just War.
Sep
13
comment When did guitar led worship music become accepted?
I believe the 'mega-churches' (and others with a focus on outreach) adopted modern instruments not to differentiate themselves, but because the wanted their music to be accessible and understandable to the unchurched.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Your machine-gunner is a poor example. Just War isn't about soldiers not doing short-sighted things. It's more about whether the machine-gunner, ordered to fire indiscriminately into a town where there are known to be civilians, should do it.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Just War doctrine doesn't seek to lay down a specific set of tactics that are allowable in response to specific enemy tactics. Rather it lays down principles under which war should be conducted. It would be unreasonable to expect a doctrine essentially formulated many centuries ago to lay down specific responses.
Sep
11
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
I downvoted because you seem to be under the impression that "Just War" principles only apply when both sides are "playing by the rules", and that proponents might want to make a specific exception for terrorism. This has never been the case. Proponents of Just War have applied it to all kinds of wars over the last thousand years, some of which frankly make modern-day terrorism look like a picnic. So the answer to your question is "They apply it in exactly the same way as they do every other kind of war".
Sep
10
comment Do any Christian versions of 'Just War Theory' address cases in which foes exploit the principles of Just War to their own advantage?
Why do you think that an 'asymmetric' war is any different to any other war, in terms of the principles under which it should be run?
Sep
9
comment Anglican Minor Orders?
Me too, and I only found out by accidentally reading the Wikipedia article. :-)