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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.


Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
So that doesn't answer my question: What are you looking for that google and Wikipedia don't provide?
Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
The wiki tag you added to the question has a definition, along with a link to Wikipedia which provides much more detail. What else are you hoping for?
Mar
24
comment Does anyone have a good definition of “Evangelical”?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is easily answered by google and/or wikipedia.
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Many churches offer services to widows of all ages, as well as any other type of person in need. I would be surprised to find some church ministry that only offers services to widows over 60 years old. That would be a pretty heartless ministry, wouldn't you say?
Mar
24
comment Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Of course. There are literally thousands, if not more, ministries which provide service to widows, and a great number of them are run by churches. Simply do a Google search for single mother church ministries, and you'll see plenty of evidence.
Mar
12
comment Why is the Bible subject to a high level of interpretation?
@CiscoIPPhone: I disagree. Completely. It's exactly the same as any other communication. So the answer is: The question is based on a false premise.
Mar
10
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
@Caleb: You have me curious now... how have you seen it (ab)used?
Mar
7
comment Was Jesus' stab wound on the left side? How do we know?
The left side makes sense... since ~90% of the population (presumably including Roman soldiers) are right-handed. A soldier facing Jesus' body would have gripped a spear with his right hand, and thrusted upward; thus to the left. But if he was standing behind Jesus, or was left-handed, then the right side would make sense.
Mar
6
comment Why is the Bible subject to a high level of interpretation?
Everything is subject to 100% interpretation. What does this mean to you: أنا أحبك. How about this: Я люблю тебя.? Or this: Miluji tě.? They mean nothing to you (I'm guessing) because you don't know how to interpret these languages. If I say I love you, you have a much better idea how to interpret it. But even so, it's rather out of context--what do I really mean? 100% of communication is 100% subject to interpretation.
Mar
6
comment How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
"street preachers" gathered interested and/or interactive crowds, often followed by mass conversions. -- They still do in many places. Which I think suggests a cultural difference.
Mar
4
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
@Alex: It's also a really old question, which was asked before the "Is X a sin?" issue had really been settled.
Mar
4
comment Is enjoying an apocryphal book a sin?
@Alex: It seems you're referring to this question, and it probably should be closed, too. I have voted accordingly. I expect others will, too, and it will soon be closed for the same reason this one was.
Mar
4
comment What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?
@fredsbend: Yes, that's the convoluted end-time theology I was referring to. :)
Mar
4
comment What is the argument supporting that there is a break between the 69th and 70th week in the book of Daniel?
Because that's the only way to fit a convoluted end-time theology into the book of Daniel?
Mar
4
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
I have edited the title to match the question--and to avoid getting a duality of answers ("Yes!" and "No!"), which would make it a truth question, and off-topic... not to mention that there obviously is Biblical evidence... whether there is Biblical proof is another question, and a matter for intense debate.
Mar
4
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
@TonyJays: If you're asking what Wesley and Calvin believed, it seems like a fine question, but then the title ought to match that question. If you're asking if Jesus being Michael is a contradiction, that's a "Truth Question", which we close as "Primarily Opinion Based"
Mar
3
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
I'm sure this page has the answer you seek. :P
Mar
3
comment Did God use man as a vehicle to bring about death?
@fredsbend: Re: immortal vs. eternal, humans are promised eternal life--that doesn't mean we're granted life that had no beginning.
Mar
3
comment Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil?
My personal opinion: You're taking an overly-literal interpretation of "knowledge of good and evil." There are different senses of "knowledge." To borrow an analogy from Sister Act, you can know that a doughnut is sweet without having tasted it. This is one sense of "knowledge." Once you have tasted a doughnut, you have another sense of knowledge. I believe Genesis is referring to the second sense of "knowledge of good and evil"--that is, an intimate, experiential knowledge. With this understanding, I think the reason God did not want that is obvious.
Mar
3
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
I personally love this question... I think it's an excellent question. However, it's not formulated properly for this site, as it's asking for opinions--and there are exactly two answers to this question, and both have a large number of supporters. So this question can only lead to a voting war. I would encourage asking instead "What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?", for instance.