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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.


May
23
comment Are Christians bound to the laws of their country?
Nice answer. Would you be willing to add a note about how rebelion against laws should be handled? Note for example that Shadrack & Company openly violated a law about worship, then willingly submitted to the punishment that breaking that law demanded. In a sense, they were still in full submission to the law!
May
23
accepted Are Christians bound to the laws of their country?
May
22
comment Church/denomination with highest young adult attendance?
I strongly recommend removing the call for experiential answers. First, this week absolutely vary by area and local situations, and the data you get will not be as useful as it sounds. Also that makes this a pole question and we don't do those here. Also you will totally jinx your chance at getting real researched answers if this space is filled up with peoples experiences.
May
19
revised Sabbath vs Sunday - Why and who
please don't include signatures in posts on SE sites.
May
15
comment How should a Christian look at the Crusaders?
@cwallenpoole and Jas 3.1: Please take extended discussions like this to Christianity Chat. Thank you.
May
7
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
It's not a matter of a few verses either way, it's really more about stepping back to the big picture of the history of salvation, then coming back in to make sure that the trees really do grow in the forest...
May
5
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
Welcome to Christianity.SE.
May
5
comment Is Matthew 28 saying something about Baptism?
Hey Jim -- even though I agree with using scripture to interpret scripture (although I disagree with your interpretation) using this passage in Acts to make a statement about baptism is a valid thing to do on this site -- just not on this question. This question specifically asks if Mat 28 informs our doctrines in any way. This question just isn't the place to make a case on a doctrinal issue. Perhaps the answer you need to give instead of this is "No, this scripture is not clear enough to draw order implications from." or something like that.
May
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Mary's painless birth
May
4
comment Will all that are lost be saved?
@Shredder: I think you may be trying to push the imagry too far. You can't just tack your own definition on "sheep". If there really was a way to stretch it to say what you are trying to read into it, you would have to take into account the fact that scripture also uses imagery of "sheep" vs. "goats" to refer to redeemed vs. unredeemed people.
May
4
revised Will all that are lost be saved?
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May
4
revised Did Pope Benedict XVI grant permission for hetrosexual couples to use artifical birth control methods?
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May
4
comment Does the Bible support the concept of male spiritual headship?
Ok that's good, but the issue runs a little deeper than tone. You lead off by implying that the OP has a "problem accepting" something. Whatever you may think about the condition of the asker here, that isn't the way to lead off. This is a technical reference site, not a personal counseling site.
May
3
comment How does an adult become a Catholic?
@AndrewLeach: That looks like a duplicate to me. If this question needs more fully addressed, I think it can be answered on the other question. Although that raises the issue of baptism, it also specifically asks for ALL the related requirements.
May
3
revised How does an adult become a Catholic?
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May
3
revised What are the requirements for a Protestant joining the Catholic church?
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May
3
comment How can common believers be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
I am going to agree that this question is too broad and difficult to understand to answer constructively. You might read What makes a good focused question? for ideas on how to make your questions more answerable. There are too many issues wrapped up in this question that each Christian tradition will treat a differently to generate really good non-personal-opinion answers. For example, we can't answer "Is A or B ultimately right?" but we could answer "How does tradition X defend their views on belief in A over B?" Do you see the difference?
May
3
comment How does an adult become a Catholic?
@AndrewLeach: That question specifically addresses somebody raised in the Catholic church. This one specifically asks about the opposite scenario. If they are the same, a valid answer to this question would be, "They must go through the same confirmation system that somebody raised Catholic would." If there are additional steps to cover based on their Protestant background those should be mentioned too.
May
3
comment Does the Bible support the concept of male spiritual headship?
Moderator note: Hey guys if you want to discuss this issue, please take it to The Upper Room. Comments should be reserved for discussing issues with the post, NOT the subject matter itself. Thank you!
May
3
comment Does the Bible support the concept of male spiritual headship?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. This is a good answer as far as content goes but it kind of starts off on the wrong foot as far as tone goes. Could we ask that you edit to fix that bit? Thanks.