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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.


Jun
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comment Is “Mormon” a disrespectful term?
Hey @ViperBailey you kind of left this hanging :) I removed the partially complete last scentence, but feel free to come back and edit your post if you want to finish off with something.
Jun
3
comment Is communion service at the rail vs. in the pews a function of denomination or church size?
There are other Protestant churches that go forward. Lutherans. Some Presbyterians. Etc. You're just extrapolating based on the sampling you've seen, but I suspect that denominations you've observed are regionally and/or culturally limited.
Jun
2
comment What is the point of Jesus' crucifixion?
@superluminary: No. God killed Jesus. Isaiah 53:10 "...it was the will of the Lord to crush him...". Romans 8:32 "...He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up...". The Roman guards might have done the physical dead of crucifying him, but Scripture is abundantly clear that this was the will and plan of his Father and that during that time God poured out his wrath on him.
Jun
1
revised What is Christus Victor?
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Jun
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revised What did the serpent look like?
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Jun
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comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
I'm going to have to agree with the others here that this question needs some work before it's really answerable. There is a kernel or a real question behind it all but that question is a huge philosophical/theological one. Throwing a question like this out there without any kind of framework for answers is not going to return very productive results. You might read What makes a good focused question? for some clues. For now it's about like SELECT why FROM universe WHERE problem='evil' AND view LIKE '*christiain*'.
May
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awarded  Taxonomist
May
31
accepted Who was Tychicus?
May
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awarded  Nice Answer
May
31
asked Who was Tychicus?
May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
This starts out well but I think it fails to take into account a lot of important aspects such as God's covenant nature - how he called a people and made promises to them that he kept in spite of there constant disobedience. It wasn't as simple as the Israelites being obedient and the Philistines not. Sure disobedience had consequences but they got restorative discipline not destruction. I agree God is just to all, but that isn't the primary thing going on here. Some receive his grace differently.
May
30
awarded  Altruist
May
30
comment What is the point of Jesus' crucifixion?
Moderator note 2: Also, if you have further discussing to do, the thing to do is head over to The Upper Room and chat it out.
May
30
comment What is the point of Jesus' crucifixion?
What perspective are you answering from? You think there is only a "partially credible defense" for God's actions? Jesus story is setup as a contrast to Judas? These bits don't seem to address the question here, or at least they don't seem to do it from the perspective of a Christian tradition that comes to mine. References please!
May
30
comment Is the name “Ahmed” found in scripture?
@DJClayworth Duly noted.
May
30
revised Is the name “Ahmed” found in scripture?
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May
29
revised Does proclaiming that all non-believers won't be saved count as passing judgement?
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May
29
comment In which country is the Garden of Eden located?
Is the implication here that the Garden of Eden would be roughly equivalent to modern Israel?
May
29
answered Why in the Book of Exodus did God let the people travel for exactly 40 years?
May
29
revised Does a Christian have a responsibility to participate in government?
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