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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.


Nov
15
revised Are Christians required to believe the teachings of their own denomination?
This question isn't really about Charismatics, Baptists or Catholics. Since it isn't about anybody, it might not be on topic at all, but at any rate these tags don't belong.
Nov
15
comment Is female homosexuality against the law of Moses?
You could easily re-work this question to find out what traditions do or don't hold a certain position on the issue or how a specific tradition applies/interprets the law. Do you see how that's different than what you're asking here right now?
Nov
15
comment Is female homosexuality against the law of Moses?
I think you may not quite have grasped what we can and can't handle in the way of questions here. Can I suggest you read this meta post for some clues? In short, this question sounds like you are looking for a judgement call on whether a specific interpretation / doctrinal position is right or wrong. We can't do that. What we can do is try to show where it issue ties into Christian doctrine.
Nov
15
comment Is Romans 1:26 a reference to female homosexuality?
What are you looking for here? Doctrinal perspectives or an analysis of the text/translation? It sounds like this would be better off being re-worked a little and migrated to Biblical Hermeneutics, but it's not entirely clear what you expect from an answer. You seem to be looking for somebody to validate a doctrinal position, but neither site is going to be good for that. What's the goal here?
Nov
15
answered Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
Nov
14
reviewed Reviewed Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
Nov
14
comment Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
This is somewhat sub-par as far as good developed answers go. We're looking for things that are well developed and supported, including identifying what part of Christianity holds the view being represented. You might read meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/692/… for some tips on answering.
Nov
14
comment What is the case for interpreting the Genesis creation account literally?
Welcome to Christianiy.SE. Could you expand on what you mean by the verse about "hovering over the waters" being inconsistent with anything but a young earth interpretation?
Nov
13
comment When did the gathered church stop singing choruses?
This doesn't soon seem to answer the question. Any wisdom that this would be an answer to would probably be too broad and unfocused for this site anyway...
Nov
13
reviewed Reject What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?
Nov
13
comment In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
I just attempted to edit the question. I guess I'm looking a way to explain what could make something "professionally acknowledged Christian cult".
Nov
13
comment In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
I'm sorry my original wording of the question was not clear, but I am not really looking for advice on whether or not I should use the word so much as an explanation of why it gets used the way(s) it does. Please see my edited question for more clarity.
Nov
13
revised In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
added 137 characters in body; edited title
Nov
12
comment What is saving faith?
Hello and welcome to Christianity.SE. As Jon notes, I think you may have misunderstood what is going on passions around here. Most notably, this content does not answer the question being raised. Furthermore, we aren't looking for truth on issues one way or another, we're interested in what Christianity beloved believes. If anything you've answered almost the opposite of the question because you and MaCarthur are coming from a fairly reformed view of salvation. In question here is what the other view is.
Nov
12
comment How do non-reformed theologists argue against “God alone matters”?
As Jon notes, the first statement here is not a doctrine held in any way by Reformed Theology. Putting God at the center of everything in no way implies that nothing outside of him has any significance. The only thing this is going to attract is people debunking a straw-man argument. Take out that issue and you're left with a very broad question that isn't reasonably answerable in any meaningful way.
Nov
12
comment How do non-reformed theologists argue against “God alone matters”?
This is not an argument against Reformed Theology since "only God matters" is not a position they hold.
Nov
12
reviewed Close How do non-reformed theologists argue against “God alone matters”?
Nov
12
reviewed Close Apologetic on suffering using a reference to Jesus
Nov
10
reviewed Approve Where does Jesus stand on war and peace?
Nov
10
awarded  Nice Answer