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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I am from the USA, although I am currently traveling the world, working remotely, and learning new things.


Sep
28
comment Are the twelve spiritual disciplines biblically sound?
@MasonWheeler: I don't feel like it really answers the question though... But maybe I'll flesh it out a bit when I have time :)
Sep
27
comment Can we pray from any position?
When I first read YouCat, I thought it must be some new Youtube + lolcat site...
Sep
27
comment Are the twelve spiritual disciplines biblically sound?
Just because each item might help you grow spiritually doesn't mean the list isn't contrived. I can think of many more things to put on such a list: Fellowship, thankfulness, evangelism, reconciliation... Google produces dozens of such contrived lists, with any number of items on them :)
Sep
27
comment May Christians read self improvement books?
'm not sure I agree that "the Bible... has everything for life that we need to live a perfect life." I think it has everything necessary for salvation, but that's a little different. Anyway, I still think it's a good question :)
Sep
27
comment What are vows? Are they relevant even today?
@PeterTurner: I think I need to read a Catholic glossary :)
Sep
26
comment How was the Old Testament compiled?
@JamesBlack: This all sounds like good answer fodder :)
Sep
26
comment What does Revelation 21:5 mean by “everything”?
+1 for "Will there be new pornography?" I should ask this one to my Pastor, and see if I can make him blush :)
Sep
26
comment By what mechanism could the Bible be inerrant?
@Richard: I don't have any specific examples in mind, although we know that some Bible authors did write other works that are not included in the Bible. See here. I would also be surprised if Paul/Saul never wrote anything before becoming a Christian. He probably wrote orders to murder Christians, in fact--I doubt those were "God inspired". Also, I would be surprised if anyone who can write never made an error during the learning process.
Sep
26
comment Where do the names of books of Bible come from?
@MarcGravell: It's also worth noting that the authorship of 2 Peter and 1, 2, and 3 John are also disputed, even though they're all named after their supposed authors.
Sep
26
comment Where do the names of books of Bible come from?
@MarcGravell: It seems to me that the point you're bringing up is really a question of authorship, which belongs in another question. The reason the "Gospel According to Matthew" is called "The Gospel According to Matthew" is because it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as told by Matthew. If the attribution is wrong, that's worthy of discussion, but the reason it's called Matthew is still the same--it is (or was) believed to have been authored by Matthew. If you would feel better if I edit my answer to say "named after their commonly accepted authors", I would be willing to make that change.
Sep
26
comment Where do the names of books of Bible come from?
@MarcGravell: Perhaps, although I think these particulars are a bit of a tangent for this self-proclaimed novice question, no? I also didn't bring up many of the alternate names for some of the books (Song of Solomon vs Song of Songs, etc, etc).
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
Thank you for the education... I have upvoted your answer... and added my own, which more directly answers the question I originally asked, but based on the information you exposed me to. I would encourage you also to answer this question... Or I could :)
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
Interesting... Although I don't see how this changes the date of the resurrection from Sunday to Saturday. Even if he was resurrected "right after sunset" after sunset on the Sabbath, that would be Sunday, according to the Jewish calendar... so even if it's Saturday on our calendar, it seems irrelevant to trying to prove that worship should be on Saturday. :)
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
@BruceAlderman: But doesn't the Sabbath (as any other day) begin end at sundown, not sunrise, by Jewish understanding of the time?
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
Interesting... Do you have a reference for this 19th or 20th century origin, or the SDA origin of this theory?
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
@BruceAlderman: If 'Every single English translation' translates it 'week', then what did SonicTheHedgehog quote? It looks like English to me... Also, I don't think anyone disputes that she found the empty tomb on Sunday, do they?
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
@BruceAlderman: Which word/phrase is mis-translated?
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
I'm curious why you think a Wednesday crucifixion is a fabrication; why would this be a "bad thing?" Especially in light of Matthew 12:40, and other verses where Jesus says "after three days". Does a Wednesday crucifixion conflict with any other part of scripture (apart from your timeline, which I suspect isn't waterproof)?
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
Yeah, it looks like the first map I found was probably referring to some other town as 'Bethany'
Sep
26
comment What is the origin of the Good Friday tradition?
This addresses the question of when Jesus died, but doesn't do a lot to answer my question: How did the tradition of Good Friday come about? I mean, it's clear why at first glance it seems he died on a Friday, but if it's this trivial to demonstrate that he actually died on Wednesday... how did the Good Friday tradition actually start?