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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.


Jun
18
comment
@Anonymous: Well, I do have 89 answers and 73 questions on this site. I'm not a stranger to these activities. It's simply not how I focus my time on this site lately. But you will notice that I still participate this way.
Jun
18
comment Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about history. History.SE would probably be a better place.
Jun
16
comment Was Zwingli the first to preach lectio continua?
@davidbrainerd: It needn't go in order through all of scripture to be lectio continua, by my understanding.
Jun
15
comment If the Bible contains all of the word of God and there can be no more, then why do we need the Nicene Creed?
Who says the Bible contains the entire word of God? And which Bible?
Jun
15
comment Does 2 Peter 1:10 teach salvation can be gained through faith plus works?
According to whom?
Jun
15
comment Was Zwingli the first to preach lectio continua?
AFAIK, this is more common in Catholic churches than protestant ones. Protestant churches tend to be far more free-form, and topical sermons are very common (although arguably less effective).
Jun
3
comment Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?
@davidbrainerd: That is not a source for the claim that "reeds is extremely modern".
May
29
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
Nice commentary... I don't disagree with any of it... but it doesn't answer the question.
May
29
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
@Benjol: I think you'll need to provide some more context for me to understand your point.
May
28
comment When did physical Death come to the world?
According to whom? There are a minority (historically speaking) of Christians who say physical death entered the world when Adam and Eve first sinned. Others say death has always existed, and this is when spiritual death entered the world. Your question needs to be made much more narrow to be answerable.
May
28
comment Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?
@davidbrainerd: Do you have a source for your claim?
May
27
comment Why are the wicked resurrected only to be destroyed and sent to the Lake of Fire?
This question also assumes the verse is actually talking about the wicked, and death, and resurrection... and isn't analogy for something.
May
27
comment Might icecream be a 'sunbeam' of God or a 'signpost' pointing at God?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about poetical analogies.
May
24
comment Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?
This answer contains a lot of speculation, which is easily disproved.
May
24
comment According to Catholic doctrine, would a cloned human being have a soul?
If it's possible to clone humans without souls, that sure opens up a lot of possibilities for "ethical" human trafficking, slave labor, etc...
May
23
comment Why do Indian Christian women wear head coverings?
@Anonymous: I think your second question is interesting (honestly more interesting than the first)... but it's more a question of social sciences than of Christianity.
May
23
comment Why do Indian Christian women wear head coverings?
You're asking two questions--one which is probably good here (Why do Indian Christians wear head coverings?) and another which is probably off-topic (Are they culturally Hindu but by faith Christian?)
May
23
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
I think this question is making a category error, by comparing re-marriage after divorce to homosexuality. The Bible says (dependent upon interpretation) that divorce is wrong, and that homosexuality is wrong--thus a correct comparison would be between divorce and homosexuality. The analog to re-marriage after divorce would be marriage after having been homosexual. But that's not the question being asked.
May
23
comment Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?
@Tyler: I don't. I think the consensus of most archaeologists is that the Exodus story never happened--that the Israelite were never enslaved in Egypt, and therefore never had reason to escape. This is based on the striking lack of archaeological evidence for a large population having lived in Egypt, then later in the desert.
May
22
comment What is omitted from the current Western, Catholic Psalter?
Can you provide a link, or other specific identifying information for "the current Brevairy?" "Current" is an ever-changing target--perhaps a publishing date, at minimum, would be helpful?