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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.


Jun
22
comment Why are there so many translations of the Bible?
@TRiG: Have a source?
Jun
20
comment Theory of Evolution and Creation?
@Narnian: Whether evolution is observable or provable is irrelevant to the validity of Marc's claim. It is a fact that "the vast majority of experts" do agree with evolution. You can't fault Marc for that. If you want to accuse 95% of the scientific population of being wrong, you have that right (95% of the "science" experts have been wrong before... on multiple occasions). But this is not a reason to discredit Marc's answer, or to debate the evidence for or against evolution here.
Jun
19
comment What is the history of the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus”?
@BenDunlap: That sounds more like complete servitude. That could include a personal relationship, but one can be completely submissive and conformed to another's will without ever having even met them.
Jun
18
comment What is the history of the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus”?
@BenDunlap: Yes, I would be interested in hearing about that.
Jun
11
comment Is Cain saved or he will go into the eternal perdition?
@brilliant: Well seeking answers "from all possible positions" is not generally a good way to get good answers. But good luck.
Jun
11
comment Is Cain saved or he will go into the eternal perdition?
@brilliant: The problem is that it doesn't make a "good, focused question." See here.
Jun
11
comment Is Cain saved or he will go into the eternal perdition?
I think your definition of "main stream" is still WAAAY to broad, as it can still contain universalists (who would say that of course Cain will be saved, because everyone will), as well as the polar opposites, like Amish, who say they have no way of knowing who will be in Heaven, or if indeed even anyone will make it there.
Jun
11
comment Why did God make the “Forbidden Fruit” available in Eden?
I assume you're seeking answers from people who believe in a literal tree of knowledge? Or are you willing to accept answers from the view that the narrative of the Fall is not meant to be taken literally?
Jun
7
comment The soul's progression through purgatory
What kind of answer(s) are you hoping for? A list of Christian stories about passing through purgatory and/or hell? If so, it sounds like a list question and should probably be closed.
Jun
7
comment Are Catholics like pagans, in Evangelical vision?
At best, that might be appropriate for the NAE membership--although that's a stretch, too, IMO. But clearly that doesn't apply to all evangelicals.
Jun
6
comment Are Catholics like pagans, in Evangelical vision?
I know many Evangelicals (mostly Mexicans) who consider Catholics to be pagans (and many Mexican Catholics who consider "Christians" to be cult-followers). So I don't believe such an adamant statement to the contrary is really an accurate representation of "Evangelicals" as a whole. Certainly it's fair to say of some Evangelicals, however.
Jun
6
comment When and how did men and women start sitting together in church?
In some modern churches, men and women still don't sit together. I guess I've always had the opposite question: How did segregation start? :)
Jun
6
comment Are Catholics like pagans, in Evangelical vision?
In my experience, the answer to this question depends a lot on where you are. In Mexico, for instance, Catholics are generally considered non-Christians (even by the Catholics!), whereas in the U.S., Catholics and Evangelicals generally are much more inclusive of each other.
Jun
6
comment Nature of salvation in the Old Testament
When things of substance need editing, I am happy to edit them. When it's only minor things that need editing, consider that a compliment. SE is wiki-esque for a reason.
Jun
5
comment On what grounds does the Catholic church reject sacraments of protestant denominations?
This seems to explain why protestants are more relaxed, or have "lower standards." It doesn't directly address the question of why Catholics reject protestant sacraments. The answer to that I can see hinted at here, but mostly by inference.
Jun
3
comment Is communion service at the rail vs. in the pews a function of denomination or church size?
Just a side note, these are far from the only two methods of communion dispersal practiced in modern churches.
Jun
3
comment Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
@Jay: "a Sabbath" is quite different from "the Sabbath." "The Sabbath" is, and always will be Saturday. A "Christian Sabbath," by many interpretations, can be any given day of the week. By others, as you mentioned, Sunday, and by yet others, always Saturday (7th Day Adventists, etc).
Jun
2
comment Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
@Jay: I've never heard anyone claim that Christians moved the "Sabbath." That doesn't really even seem possible--any more than "moving Tuesday." In fact, "Saturday" in many languages is the same word for "Sabbath" (And I suspect Saturday's etymology is quite related to Sabbath in English, too.) So it's VERY VERY MUCH like "moving Tuesday". Do you have a reference for this?
May
30
comment Complete Debates?
Ask a specific question that could have a single, correct answer. "Where can I find a recorded copy of XYZ debate?" would be an example (although that may not be a good fit for this site's SCOPE, as it's not really about Christian doctrine).
May
30
comment Complete Debates?
I don't know... perhaps a discussion forum somewhere? Or google?