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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Jan
4
comment Why do some traditions *not* celebrate Christmas or Easter in any official fashion?
@TRiG: That's an oversimplification. Easter falls on the first Sunday following the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after the day of the vernal equinox (Source). The date is based on both the lunar and solar calendars (aka lunisolar calendar). But you are right that it's not a strictly (or at least not recently) "made up date", as it follows the same rules used in Ancient Judaism for the date of passover.
Jan
3
comment Is paganism compatible with Christianity?
I think this question needs to be made more specific (how do you define "compatible?") to be constructive. Clearly the two can co-exist in the same universe. And clearly wars have been fought over such differences. So a strong case can be made on both sides, depending on how one defines "compatibility."
Jan
3
comment Why would God create beings with the capacity to sin?
@JohannesSchaub-litb: I didn't say those two concepts were contradictional. My point is that that of those two concepts, one does not imply the other. So the fact that God (and specifically the trinity) is beyond understanding is not evidence that God/the trinity is illogical.
Jan
3
revised Is the God of Christianity a just God?
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3
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Dec
30
comment Why is Christmas on December 25th?
I have edited the question to remove the part that was a duplicate of the second question Peter linked to above.
Dec
30
revised Why is Christmas on December 25th?
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Dec
30
revised Why is Christmas on December 25th?
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Dec
30
comment Why is Christianity so popular in (South) Korea?
If I recall from my 'Perspectives on World Mission' class about 3 years ago, most missionaries come from Brazil or other parts of Latin America, and Asia. The U.S. is near the end of the list, only ahead of certain parts of western Europe.
Dec
30
comment Is there biblical evidence of “cavemen”?
@AffableGeek: The OEC view on Genesis 5 is that while it may be literal, that has no bearing on the age of the Earth, but only on age of the human race. I don't think it's really possible to discuss the age of the earth without some discussion of Genesis 1/2.
Dec
30
comment Is there biblical evidence of “cavemen”?
I hope you will agree those items (while clearly not conclusive) do count as "Biblical evidence" :)
Dec
30
revised What is the specific meaning of “day” in Genesis 1?
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Dec
30
comment Is there biblical evidence of “cavemen”?
You can see a (very superficial) summary of a few in this answer of mine.
Dec
30
comment Is there biblical evidence of “cavemen”?
there cannot be a "biblical" old earth creationist stance. This is simply untrue. There is plenty of Biblical evidence (according to OECs, and TEs) that Genesis (specifically chapter 1) are not intended to be taken literally. Furthermore, calling a literal reading of Genesis 1 the "plain reading" is, I believe, doing it a huge disservice. This "plain reading" wasn't even considered as a possible interpretation (at least not by any serious Bible scholars or theologians) until the last 150 years. If this was the "plain" reading, surely it would have a longer history than this.
Dec
30
revised Is paganism compatible with Christianity?
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Dec
30
comment How to define an independent interference by God?
I think identifying a "good and perfect gift" often is difficult. Often we do not receive what we want, but rather what we need. In those situations our emotions often make a good and perfect gift appear less than good or perfect. The Bible also tells us that God works all things for the good of those who love the Lord; even things that appear tragic or otherwise "bad," God can turn into "good and perfect gifts."
Dec
29
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Dec
29
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Dec
29
comment How to define an independent interference by God?
What would true, independent interpersonal interference 'look' like? How do you know your father (or mother, or spouse, or best friend) treats you they way they do because they love you, and not strictly out of random chance? Every interaction with a loved one 1) can be explained to be a rather unlikely event, but still not proof of love, and 2) is only real to one person.
Dec
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