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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.

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comment Defense of ancient Enoch authorship
@Malachi No it doesn't sound like a BH question at all. It specifically asks for defenses from tradition (off topic on BH) and also specifically rules out textual and historical analysis (which is what BH could provide). As asked, this is very much more at home here.
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
22
reviewed Close What happens if you forget a sin you committed?
Aug
22
reviewed Leave Open What do Protestants who deny transubstantiation do with the remainders of wine and bread after the Eucharist?
Aug
22
comment What do Protestants who deny transubstantiation do with the remainders of wine and bread after the Eucharist?
@Flimzy and VTCers: Of course there isn't a single answer. But there are only four or five main options and it's pretty easy to summarize how it's dealt with across a broad range on traditions. Answering this is not outside of what I would expect of a reasonably researched and presented answer in this format.
Aug
21
revised Will World end on Oct 7,2015?
remove part of question that is out of scope for this site
Aug
21
answered Will World end on Oct 7,2015?
Aug
21
comment What is the Protestant argument against Immaculate Conception?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Aug
21
comment If God “shows no partiality,” how do Calvinists defend predestination?
As others have noted, this is is a demonstrably incorrect answer. This is simply wrong in its attempt to represent Calvinist theology.
Aug
14
comment What is the physical evidence for a local flood?
@bruisedreed Did you review the context of this post and the other comments before leaving that comment? You might disagree with the conclusion that I and others came to about this post, but dropping a canned comment on it without interacting with the previous observations in a bit tacky.
Aug
13
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
8
accepted What is the difference between justification and sanctification?
Aug
7
comment Was Satan created to accuse, or has he assumed that role in rebellion?
@Nathaniel I realise there is some variance between beliefs on this issue, but this question is scoped as an overview already: evangelicalism is an umbrella for some disparate ideas but it also rules out a lot of things. To my knowledge explaining the limited set of takes on this issue can reasonably be done in the length of a good answer here and it shouldn't be too hard to fairly represent each one like it would be for a more involved theological issue. I don't see a minefield here like I do for many questions. If I'm missing one I'm asking for somebody to point it out specifically.
Aug
7
awarded  Revival
Aug
7
comment Was Satan created to accuse, or has he assumed that role in rebellion?
Ping me if this actually gets closed as "primarily opinion-based". By my reading it's well enough scoped. To those VTC'ing this, would you mind explaining your reasoning?
Aug
5
comment What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?
I think you should check your time-line of the Old Testament. Cloth and even the making and dying of it is talked about thousands of years before the Jesus was around. Saying the only clothing available was animal skins is a patently ridiculous notion both the Biblical narrative and all other known history of the last few thousand years.
Aug
4
reviewed Approve Are our consciences trustworthy?
Aug
4
comment How many copies of the Bible are there per capita?
You might find this question interesting and the research related: Is the IKEA catalogue being distributed in more prints than the Bible?