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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.

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Aug
20
comment When did the concept of “wine is grape juice” originate?
@CharlesAlsobrook: No, it doesn't.
Aug
19
comment What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
@Narnian: I'm not sure either... that's why I'm in favor of making such questions on-topic. I suggest offering your support on the meta post I linked to :)
Aug
19
comment What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
@fredsbend: "what the Bible says about a subject (unless you specify a doctrine/tradition)" questions are off topic. Although personally, I think that should change.
Aug
19
comment What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
@fredsbend: Well, according to current site guidelines, all three questions are off-topic. And making them all point to a single duplicate seems like the best way to do that.
Aug
19
comment What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets?
@fredsbend: Then I suppose it ought to be closed simply as "off topic."
Aug
19
comment Is Galatians 4:6 speaking of the Holy Spirit?
Probably better for BH.
Aug
19
comment 38 or 29 cities?
Can you elaborate a bit? Which cites are double-listed?
Aug
19
comment What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
possible duplicate of Where does the Bible stand on vegetarianism?
Aug
19
comment What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets?
possible duplicate of Where does the Bible stand on vegetarianism?
Aug
19
comment Where does the Bible stand on vegetarianism?
@user1477388: It is absolutely opinion based. Some people read the Bible and come to the conclusion that the Bible says we ought to eat meat. Others read it and say the Bible says we ought to be vegetarians. Others read it and say the Bible says we ought to eat only certain meats.
Aug
18
comment Is there any evidence that Paul was a descendant of Jonathan?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is not about the theology of any known Christian group. See here.
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
@fredsbend: I agree... that's exactly the point I was making. Luther's education had practically nothing to do with what a modern "seminary" would look like... becuase Luther instigated the creation of seminaries.
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
It has been a tradition far longer than Christiany has even existed. Jesus received formal training as a Rabbi, for instance.
Aug
18
comment What Bible passage does this $1,000,000 dollar bill reference?
I have removed the reference to "astroturfing" while retaining the intent of the post. So can we please stop arguing about this very minor point?
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
Didn't the use of formal education begin well before the New Testament was written? Probably during the time of the judges...
Aug
18
comment What Bible passage does this $1,000,000 dollar bill reference?
@thinlyveiledquestionmark: Just don't try to spend the money.
Aug
18
comment Is there a respectful way to dispose of old or worn out scriptures?
I think I would choose to burn a Bible rather than bury it, if I ever had to dispose of one.
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
If you're asking when the Catholic church started requiring formal education, Canon Law 250 makes that requirement (although its enforcement appears to be somewhat haphazard)--but I don't know when it was enacted.
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
Luther's education had practically nothing in common with seminary. He was a monk, and devoted all of his time to prayer and study.
Aug
18
comment When did the use of formal, seminary-type education begin and why?
Wikipedia claims they started as a response to the reformation. Do you want more than this in an answer?