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"It'd be a shame if anything were to happen to this nice question of yours."

COMPUTER BACKGROUND: Experienced (enthusiast) animator in blender and povray, interested in applying skills to iphone game dev. I'm fluent in using povray's "C-like" scene description language to make complex projects, and have been studying Objective C tutes like mad for months.

DAY JOB: Semiconductor failure analysis.

RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND: Raised in LC-MS Lutheranism. Currently member of evangelical (Chinese) congregation. Religious influences: Luther's theology of the Cross, the "free grace" sermons of Tullian Tchividjian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Cost of Discipleship, Ron Sider's Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.


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accepted How can Dietrich Bonhoeffer's inclusion of non-Christians be explained theologically?
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comment In the Non-Denomination Tradition is Christ Speaking only to the Jews or is he speaking to the whole Church?
"What have church leaders said on X?" may be a better form than the narrative retelling of an argument as posed here.
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comment Paul talks a lot about things that we “must do”. How does that fit with grace?
This is excellent, non-truth question, as asks for clear-cut reporting on what arguments were raised. My answer: 1) Tullian Tchvidjian says that the "do this" parts at the end of Romans (ch10++) are not conditions on salvation, but a description of what a life ruled by grace (promises Ch 6-8) is like. 2) Many have said the lists point one to one's sin so that one will join the publican in crying out, "have mercy on me".
Aug
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answered How do local flood proponents explain God's promises to never do it again?
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reviewed Approve Do Pope Francis' recent comments on atheism represent a change in doctrine?
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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comment How do opponents of Decision Theology distinguish themselves from Universal Salvation?
The question refers to a specific tradition, that of Theology of the Cross. People who agree or disagree with this tradition could give "objective librarian"-style answers to the question.
May
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accepted What does title of “Bishop” mean in some African-American churches?
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asked What does title of “Bishop” mean in some African-American churches?
Apr
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awarded  Nice Question
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Feb
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comment What influence does pietism have on modern-day Lutheranisms?
I've seen Lutherans discuss pietism at length without making it clear what it is they are talking about. A link to what you consider the working definition would help your question.
Feb
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Feb
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comment Is creationism falsifiable?
I believe this answer is exactly wrong. You may feel that creationists of any stripe don't submit to evidence of disproofs, but that is completely different from the question of whether a worldview that spends so much time talking about physical evidences CAN be disproved. Furthermore, OEC has testable model: reasons.org/articles/…
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