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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.


Sep
10
comment How do Catholics reconcile a metaphorical Adam and Eve with Original Sin
@MattGutting: Catholics are not required to believe in a literal 7-day creation, or that Genesis 1-3 are literal, so requiring a belief in a literal Adam seems a bit odd.
Sep
6
comment How do Mormons interpret the warning in Revelation about adding to the book?
You could ask the same question about any Bible that contains the book of Revelation, since Revelation was not part of the Bible at the time it was written.
Sep
5
comment What do Protestants who deny transubstantiation do with the remainders of wine and bread after the Eucharist?
This is too broad. There is no single answer. When I was a young teen, my church used "regular" bread. After service, all the youth would rush up to the front to grab the bread, and have a snack. More recently, a church I attended uses wafers, which are easily stored and saved for the next occasion.
Sep
4
comment Are Jehovah's Witnesses particularly anti-violence?
So your question is, do JWs avoid military involvement out of a belief in pacifism, or out of a belief in anti-governmentism?
Sep
4
comment Can a disfellowed JW marry after being reinstated?
@bruisedreed: If it is the case that there is now formal policy on such things, that would make for a reasonable answer. The fact that we have few JW experts (a fact I'm not sure I entirely agree with) doesn't mean the question is bad, though. If the question were asked of Catholics (which almost certainly do have a written policy on the matter), I suspect it would not raise the same objection.
Sep
4
comment Can a disfellowed JW marry after being reinstated?
@bruisedreed: I think this is a perfect question. It's about a personal situation, but it's asking about established rules within the JW church. It's exactly the kind of question we like to answer here.
Sep
4
comment Has Lutheranism said anything about Islam, Muhammad, or the Qur'an?
@fredsbend: I don't think that was the least bit implied. But even so, it's still very broad.
Sep
3
comment Has Lutheranism said anything about Islam, Muhammad, or the Qur'an?
To be a bit more specific, an answer to your current question could range from "Lutherans acknowledge that Islam exists" to "Lutherans believe Muslims are going to hell" to "Lutherans in Iran criticize the Islamic government" to an infinite number of other comments that Lutherans make about Islam. What kind of answers are you hoping to find?
Sep
3
comment Are there any denominations that teach a Hell that is not a place?
Jesus often referred to Hell in such terms :)
Sep
3
comment How do people become the sheep that Jesus speaks of in John 10?
@curiousdannii: Well, at least one way it might be different is if you interpret being Jesus' sheep as different than salvation. I'm not clear if that's what the OP is asking about... the question never seems to ask a direct question. It just kinda tip-toes around what might be a question.
Sep
3
comment Has Lutheranism said anything about Islam, Muhammad, or the Qur'an?
Can you be more specific? What have they said in what regard to Islam? A simple google search for "lutheran islam" shows 882,000 hits, including many Lutheran publications talking about all aspects of Islam and Islam/Christian relations, and tons of other things.
Sep
3
comment External reference of Jesus's resurrection?
@brasshat: I'm sure you could edit this "comment" down to comment size. In any case, it's mostly speculation/educated guesswork, which has been proven largely incorrect by Steve's answer.
Sep
3
comment How do we know the Saints, the Righteous and the Holy Ones are alive and in heaven?
You have asked several questions, some of which, no doubt, already have answers here. Can you narrow your question to a single question? Feel free to ask multiple questions in multiple posts if you wish.
Sep
3
comment How do people become the sheep that Jesus speaks of in John 10?
I'm not really sure what your question is. Can you re-state the question directly?
Sep
1
comment Genesis's Order of Events: Is there Unanimous Consent Among the Fathers?
@Geremia: We can't. That's one of the problems with this question.
Sep
1
comment Genesis's Order of Events: Is there Unanimous Consent Among the Fathers?
@Geremia: I'm sure they did have opinions.
Sep
1
comment Genesis's Order of Events: Is there Unanimous Consent Among the Fathers?
This question is impossible to answer, because most church "fathers" never told us what they believed about this. For instance, I'm pretty sure that Saint Peter never wrote about this, and he would have been considered the church father by many (specifically Catholics). There are those who argue that Saint Paul wrote about this, although there is a lot of disagreement even on that.
Aug
30
comment What was the early American church like?
I think this question is far too broad. The late 17th to early 18th century America is, literally, a 100-year timespan, and you're asking about the church in an incredibly religiously diverse, and very large nation. One could write tomes on the topic. Can you make the question more specific somehow?
Aug
30
comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
@Bye: I don't see Jesus' words about Cesar as directly "separating" religion and government, but rather as direction of how a Christ-follower ought to respond to governmental authority. The instruction to "go the extra mile" is another example, and was a very politically-loaded instruction at the time. But I agree with your broader point that scripture clearly addresses issues beyond religion and family.
Aug
30
comment Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
@Zoe: The Bible mentions female pastors. Most would consider that a "leadership position."