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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.


May
10
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
@MaxGontar: I love open source software and other works. But there are many works that I am happy to pay for, because free versions simply don't exist, and probably could not exist, without paying people to do them, by means of copyright.
May
10
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
This seems to be an argument against homosexuality--which I was not asking for. That has already been discussed elsewhere (perhaps some form of your answer would be better suited to one of those questions).
May
10
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@MarcGravell: A good answer. Do you (or can someone else add) references about legal homosexual marriage in pre-Christian Rome? I'd be curious to read more about this.
May
10
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@AndresRiofrio: I think his point is: It's not up to the gov't to define marriage. That was already defined by God/the church/religion. If the gov't wants to define some other sort of arrangement, so be it. That argument has nothing to do with whether an ordained minister might be forced to perform a ceremony against his will.
May
10
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@AndresRiofrio: I don't think that's anything at all like what he said.
May
10
comment Can a non-Christian sell his soul?
I think a definition of "soul selling" is necessary. Maybe that's done in the context of Freakonomics (with which I am unfamiliar). But to me, it's always been considered a metaphor for "giving complete devotion to something." In that sense, anyone can sell their soul--and a Christian has sold their soul to Christ.
May
10
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@AndresRiofrio: If they can be tied to a specific Christian doctrine, that's fine. What I'm trying to stay away from is "I believe X. I'm a Christian. Therefore X is a Christian view."
May
8
comment What is the Biblical basis for 'term eldership'?
I doubt there's a specific Biblical basis for this--but I don't think there's any prohibition of it, either. The Bible, IMO, is quite permissive and forgiving of many of these sorts of "details." It tends to focus on more important things--like loving each other--than on things like internal organizational politics.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
Further discussion should probably be moved to chat.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: I respect your view, and I'm not trying to convince you to use Pepsi in your next communion celebration. I'm not even planning to use Pepsi in mine. My point really is that Christ took something normal (as he often does) and made it meaningful. If done in the right spirit, wine, grape juice, Pepsi, or orange juice can all function. If done in the wrong spirit, even the best wine is not adequate.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: Do you think wine is an accurate representation of Christ's blood? On a chemical level, Pepsi and wine are both about as far removed from blood as are apple sauce and concrete. The chemical composition of the drink is irrelevant.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: The Lord's supper took a 100% normal meal (the Pepsi and pizza of the day), and added meaning to it. I think a strong case can be made for the validity of such a meal. Not that I've ever taken communion with Pepsi and pizza :)
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
I've heard of a communion service conducted with coke and pizza crust, when nothing else was available.
May
7
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
Related: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/1678/20
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
So it sounds to me like the issue of Paul is a red herring, and you're really asking simply "Should Matthias be considered an Apostle?" Am I beginning to understand?
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
@AffableGeek: I'm probably missing something, though.
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
@AffableGeek: It sounds, then, like you're asking a rhetorical question: Should we trust man (who chose Matthias) or should we trust God (who chose Paul)? If you believe Matthais was an illegitimate disciple (am I understanding you correctly?) then he clearly wasn't the 12th (regardless of whether or not Paul was)
May
4
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
@Wikis: Yes, that's what I meant, although I chose not to use that language for 2 reasons: 1) to not be confused with this site's definition of "Christian" and 2) because the Bible doesn't actually use the word 'Christian' in that context :) But yes, that's the point I was getting at.
May
4
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
@AffableGeek: AFAIK, "child of God" is a term, in scripture, used to describe believers. I don't think bin Laden was a believer. Even so, the spirit of your quote is accurate, I believe; bin Laden, "child of God" or not, was surely loved by God.
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
How do we know Matthias's position was filled by Paul? We know Paul was an Apostle, but that doesn't tell me that he replaced Matthias. Presumably Ogilive had some other evidence I'm not aware of. Do you know how he came to that conclusion?