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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.


Oct
8
reviewed Leave Open Does the Eastern Orthodox Church consider belief in the existence of Jesus' soul before the incarnation a heresy?
Oct
5
comment Who is the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess 2?
Sure. If fact if that is the plan I'll go ahead and migrate now but please edit to fix that bit over on BH at your earliest convenience (and flag this comment as obsolete when you do). Thanks.
Oct
5
comment Who is the “man of lawlessness” in 2 Thess 2?
This is really broad for C.SE. It's been flagged for migration to Biblical Hermeneutics but the focus on beliefs rather than the text doesn't really fit their either. I'm leaving it here for now, but I do suggest either asking a textual question or narrowing this down to some theological framework so that it is specific enough to reasonably answer fairly in the scope of a single post. Right now there are simply too many things that would need to be said to do that well.
Oct
2
comment Why aren't any dinosaurs written in the bible?
Mod Notice: Knock it off guys! Comments are not for debating issues, much less poking fun at each-other. They are for asking for or suggesting improvements to posts. End of story.
Oct
2
revised What is the Catholic explanation of the particular temptations of Jesus in the wilderness?
this site doesn't work that way, either ask about a specific tradition or don't, but you can't mix and match
Oct
1
revised What is the Calvinist perspective on John 5:28–29 in regard to earning salvation?
added 250 characters in body; edited tags
Oct
1
comment What is the Catholic explanation for the Catholic Church's apparent vacillation on abortion?
@Onlyheisgood. Comments are not for discussing theological issues. If you have feedback that requests or provides clarifications to posts that's fine, but topical matters should not be stuffed into comments.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
28
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
27
revised What does it mean for the Spirit to only speak of what he hears?
Copied edits from duplicate.
Sep
24
comment A Christian view of Mohammad
I realize the issues with (il)literacy involved, and I agree he was ignorant on the subject, but you're objection is a bit of a technicality: I can list quite a few book titles that if you asked me "Have you read ____?" I would say "Yes I've read that." in spite of only having listened to the audio book version. Obviously the quality of comprehension varies, but in the context of an oral culture not having "read" something does not mean the same thing as "not having a working knowledge of" it.
Sep
24
comment What is the Scriptural basis for Catholics praying to Mary and the various saints?
It's nice to see some contributions with real expertise in Catholic theology brought to bear on relevant questions! Thanks for taking the time to put quality answers like this together.
Sep
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was Jesus circumcised and did he eat pork?
Sep
20
comment A Christian view of Mohammad
I'm not sure "never read" is a verifiable statement. "Not well studied", "didn't have a good working knowledge of", or other variants are probably more accurate.
Sep
20
comment From a Lutheran perspective, how can we attain unity of mind while disagreeing with our brothers and sisters?
This is a huge topic spanning many different aspects of ecclesiology and you want it covered from all the different theological traditons using the umbrelna term "Chsistian"? This is far too broad #or this format. What are you really interested in here? What theological framework are you using yourself and what traditions are you actually trying to learn about?
Sep
19
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
16
revised Did Calvinism borrow its scheme of predestination from Valentinian Gnosticism?
removed assertion that was A) not wholy accurate B) not referenced and C) not a question as I think it's likely to produce lower quality answers that spend their time refuting that (and mix in modern Federal Vision issues) instead of dealing with the core question
Sep
15
comment LDS Free Agency viewpoint
Calvinists believe in free will too. Only hyper-calvinsts may pe said not to and it's completely incorrect to lump all Calvinists in under a hyper-calvinist umbrella that the majority of them emphatically reject.
Sep
14
comment Origin of the saying: Ex Deo Nascimur, In Christo Morimur
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Sep
14
comment Biblical basis for two aspects of the Gap Theory
@Onlyheisgood. Editing a question to be the opposite of what was requested was totally inappropriate. curiousdannii was right no limit the original scope to match our site guidelines and did so while preserving the main thrust of the question. If you want to preserve your answer content you need a different question...so ask a different question yourself.