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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.


Feb
15
comment Is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” preaching heresy?
@Flimzy: Of course one could also make that point, although I think that interpretation runs closer to the original objection of "the debt has already been paid, therefore it is not continually re-accruing."
Feb
15
revised What does the Bible say about Luck?
Linked to verse and added English fix.
Feb
15
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
As for this answer, I think you really need to reference some kind of doctrine on this issue. Most Christian traditions do not acknowledge the kind of phychic powers you describe as being from God in the way that prophecy is. Which Christian traditions believe this and where are their teachings on the matter?
Feb
15
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. I cleaned up your formatting a little bit. If you post a lot of verses you might consider this script to make that part easier.
Feb
15
revised Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
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Feb
14
comment What denominations use gender-inclusive hymnology?
Seriously, some people have lost sight of how English works as a language. Even in secular usage, woman are often included in male gender terms (guys, mankind, etc.), and surely in Christian usage the gospel by which we are saved is for all men (including women)
Feb
14
answered Is “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” preaching heresy?
Feb
13
comment What evidence is there to support the position that the Bible is truly the Word of God to mankind?
+1 because all of these points factor in, but see my feedback in chat. TL;DR: This is a very Anglican sounding answer and I think fails to address some significant factors that other Christian traditions think matter as much or more.
Feb
13
comment Is a “skeptical viewpoint” more objective than “Christian viewpoint” in matters of theology?
@PeterTurner: Actually I wasn't considering migration, but I did have wires in my brain crossed. What I meant was Philosophy, where this (and the experientially backed answers it garnishes) would be on topic.
Feb
13
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
<some comments removed>. Anything that does not maintain clean langauge and a profesional tone in comments (and answers) is unacceptable usage of this site.
Feb
13
comment Is a “skeptical viewpoint” more objective than “Christian viewpoint” in matters of theology?
I think the current wording of this question actually would be a better fit on Skeptics, however I can understand your wanting to address the question at a Christian audience. In order for it to survive here however, you are going to have to edit it to specifically address a Christian audience, and maybe a particular doctrinal position. Keep in mind the several kinds of appologietics used by professing Christians and perhaps addrss your question at one of those, asking for their reasoning in this matter.
Feb
11
revised Resurrection importance in the Bible
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Feb
10
revised Resurrection importance in the Bible
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Feb
10
answered Resurrection importance in the Bible
Feb
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
comment Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
@Lost You are correct that isn't what I'm saying. Hell is hell because God is there. I'll fix this up to be more clear and defended when I'm off the road.
Jan
28
answered Which is hell: punishment, or revenge?
Jan
26
comment What is the power that Christians possess?
@MarcGravell: Yes, the doctrines of Christianity are the instigators of inner struggle and, rightly understood, will lead us into conflict with our very natures. Paul sums this up nicely. In particular God's decrees of what is right do nothing but show us how sinful we are. Anybody coming at Christianity with only this understanding without having also understood redemption and grace will undoubtedly be left in despair. Increased depression rates are something I would expect to see particularly where the Word is taught out of balance.
Jan
26
comment How does Jesus fulfill the offices of Prophet, Priest and King?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thanks for taking the time to answer. Have you checked out our faq? You might also cruise the Christianity Meta site especially the posts related to our site guidelines.
Jan
25
awarded  Enlightened