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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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awarded  Enlightened
Sep
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
25
comment How can a Christian seek out the best Homilists/Preachers?
This should be a blog topic. This is fantastic content, although I agree it's not expert QnA material.
Sep
25
comment Does Satan actually laugh?
@PeterTurner: Amen to that. It's not the lies he could say about me but the manifest truth about me that I'd worry about.
Sep
25
revised The Last Judgement: a civilized trial or a barbaric ordeal?
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Sep
25
answered The Last Judgement: a civilized trial or a barbaric ordeal?
Sep
25
comment Does Satan actually laugh?
I'm going to have to -1 this as not useful for not addressing the issue of Satan being known as "the accuser of the saints". It would be fair to say Catholic's don't see him playing a role in the final judgement, but you would need to state what those kind of verses DO mean and in what sense he is allowed to accuse or prosecute whether on the final day or before.
Sep
25
comment Was anyone making a theological point by changing the ending of Jesus Christ Superstar?
I see what you did there pun master: "...this crucial change..." indeed.
Sep
25
comment What is the scriptural basis for the idea that salvation can still be obtained after death?
Can you edit a short quote from that source into this question and indicate whether you want to hear an E.O. defense of the doctrine or some other response to it?
Sep
25
revised Does Satan actually laugh?
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Sep
25
revised Does Satan actually laugh?
Put image on SE's own photo hosting service, and showed it smaller so it's slightly mobile friendly.
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
24
comment What traditions fully embrace the concept of a “local parish church”?
If it turns out to be a long list, I'm not looking for a detailed list of 13k protestant denominations, use broad strokes and note which major traditions even acknowledge this idea, and which ones have significant numbers of denominations inside them that do this vs which ones don't. There's probably less than a dozen top level traditions that would be a factor here.
Sep
24
comment What traditions fully embrace the concept of a “local parish church”?
@DavidStratton: It's list-y but a fairly finite result set. If I were to ask on Unix & Linux for what distros have package X it would be inappropriate but if I were to ask which major distros use a continuous rolling release tree instead of incremental releases, that would narrow it down to a handful and be something that an expert in the field could not just list, but would note any subtle differences in the top players along the way.
Sep
24
asked What traditions fully embrace the concept of a “local parish church”?
Sep
24
comment How do Jehovah's Witnesses define “active” membership?
Welcome to Christianity.SE and thank you for taking the time to shed some light on this issue. I have to say that isn't the answer I was expecting, but I asked because I didn't actually know. If you are able, I'd be very interested to see an edit to this answer that includes a definition of what "preaching" means (does it have to be formal at an assembly or does general witnessing to friends count?) as well as any references where where these time periods are defined in church polity. Again, thanks for contributing, I've learned something already.
Sep
24
revised Why was Yeshoua interpreted as Jesus in the new Testament
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Sep
22
reviewed Reviewed Why is the word Lord in all Capital letters in the Old Testament but not in the new?
Sep
22
reviewed Reviewed When and why did the ancient church no longer care about offending a brother?
Sep
22
revised Where was Jesus before the events of the New Testament?
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