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I am a Canadian, married with kid, and working in Hong Kong. I usually answer posts from a reformed / protestant / evangelical perspective.

People I have encountered on this site seem to be a ‘whole bunch of good people’. Even those who sharply disagree with my own point of view.

I am a huge sinner but am happy knowing God's grace will keep me in his grip.


Jan
4
answered Is it true that Martin Luther was calling for killing Hebrew people?
Jan
4
comment Is it true that Martin Luther was calling for killing Hebrew people?
No, but top notch question as one could easily misunderstand some of his expressions to think he did. I will post later.
Jan
4
revised Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
spelling and grammar
Jan
4
revised Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
claried confusion over duplicity
Jan
3
comment Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Hmmm...interesting idea and I never thought of that, (+1) but I am not so convinced as I think Paul would have mentioned the position he was filling then, as he said so much about how he really, really was an Apostle. He argued his case and the argument that it needs to be filled would have added strength to that argument. Also, then why not more Apostles called directly by Christ in the flesh, as more Apostles died. Why just fill the first two holes?
Jan
3
revised Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
clarified note
Jan
3
asked Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Jan
3
comment What is the basis for the practice of Intinction (the dipping of the bread into wine during the Eucharist)?
Interesting question. In Hong Kong they dip the bread in the wine, but before used to all drink from the same cup, because after SARS hygiene concerns over ruled trying to follow a particular strict practice. At the time of Christ they actually dipped lamb wrapped with unleavened bread and bitter herbs (all combined as 'sop') in a date, raisin, nut and vinegar mixture (Charoseth) and then drank wine which was watered down a bit. There is another interesting question how did the elements of the last supper (passover with a new meaning) narrow down to todays practice of bread and wine?
Dec
31
revised What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
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Dec
29
accepted Did Martin Luther publish any doctrinal material of managing one's own physical death?
Dec
29
accepted How did the early church respond to the accusation that Christianity forbid ‘all uses of images’ even if only ‘representing the Divine Being’?
Dec
29
accepted Where Catholicism lost influence and property during the reformation, what did Luther think should be done with the acquired assets?
Dec
29
accepted How did Luther view pilgramages?
Dec
29
accepted Why do Evangelicals like a spirituality book by a 16th century Catholic monk?
Dec
29
accepted According to a ‘forgiveness in Christ alone’ framework how did ‘sin offerings’ make atonement for sin under the Mosaic Law?
Dec
29
accepted How was 'a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger' a sign?
Dec
29
accepted Why did God enter humanity so silently on Christmas day?
Dec
29
accepted Is there any tradition that informs us of the possible age of Mary on Christmas day?
Dec
29
answered What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
Dec
28
revised Why do Christians call Jesus the “Son of God” rather than simply “God”?
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