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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
23
comment Were some parts of the law abolished or “not one jot will by any means pass from the law”?
@David The OP sets the same stage here but the questions are different. Brilliant you should always try to keep your main question as close to the top as you can so it shows on the summary page clips and doesn't confuse people with background. You can go on to explain the setting after you ask the summary version.
Oct
22
comment How does free will fit with the doctrine of predestination?
@ClickOk The point of asking questions and requesting answers from a specific point if view is to get a good understanding of that view. Asking this question didn't mean Richard is a Calvinist any more than my asking my Muslim neighbors about their faith makes me a Muslim. Questions on this site are only to learn about views, not to make determinations about which views are right and which wrong.
Oct
20
comment Is it a problem for a Protestant to practice Yoga?
@Sean Actually I wrote this as a reply to a slightly different question, I should edit this to explain. Basically I think any effort to sepparate the physical from the spiritual aspects is doomed if you don't even acknowledge that there is a real connection.
Oct
19
comment If one divorces is it considered adultery to marry again no matter what the circumstances were for this decision?
What makes a good focused question?
Oct
19
comment If one divorces is it considered adultery to marry again no matter what the circumstances were for this decision?
@newwings I have edited your question in order to avoid two possible issues. One was that pastoral-care/counseling questions are off-topic here. I tried to leave your personal background so it's a real question but made the question about doctrine and teachings. Secondly there are multiple different doctrines on the issue so you can't just ask for a "right" Christian answer here. In order to keep this from becoming a vote contest, I tried to make it so that a valid answer will be one that covers several different teachings on this issue. Hopefully knowing the various teachings will helpful.
Oct
18
comment How to handle a wife according to the bible?
Satya I feel for your situation. Others have mentioned how this site is actually a secular venue (not everyone here answering is even Christian) for factual questions about doctrine; we are not equipped to handle the kind of counseling you clearly need. As a human and brother in Christ I will say myself and at least a few others will pray for you, but please find a local church that has a pastor, elders or others who are Biblically sound and experienced in counseling that can help guide you and pray with you so you make wise choices in this very difficult situation.
Oct
18
comment What is the Lutheran doctrine of “Law and Gospel”?
This is a great answer. You break down the issues involved, give factual statements about the doctrines involved from the perspective being questioned, provide references and show how they fit together to answer the question. A+ and keep this up.
Oct
18
comment Does 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 assume Christian pacifism?
With just one question doing a little of both, I think with the way the site scopes are right now it is totally up to you which one you want it on. As a moderator I don't see any compelling reason to migrate it (in fact I'm inclined to think it should be here because pacifism is a practical theology issue not a hermeneutical issue), but if you and the community feel it should be elsewhere we could of course make that happen for you.
Oct
18
comment Does 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 assume Christian pacifism?
@BruceAlderman: In reading the latest version of your question I think it falls squarely in the cross-over zone between sites. I can see why either site might come up with reasons why it was off-topic, but I think with a slight emphasis different it could survive either way. I don't want it to get kicked around like a hot potato however. If anything I would edit this one to be more about the derived doctrines and application and ask your one on BH with a stronger focus on just the meaning of the text to Paul and his immediateness audience.
Oct
18
comment Believers will judge the world and also, the angels?
@jchaffe For starters you could show how you arrived at that definition of "judge" then show how this Scripture is known to use that definition.
Oct
18
comment What is the Alpha Course?
@Wikis: Have at it. If you want to edit the question to make it less wikipedia general-reference and answer with something specific go for it. This question does at least fit our general guidelines for the "factual questions" category.
Oct
18
comment What is the Alpha Course?
@DJClayworth: Did you read my comment? We don't have a "general reference" close reason which is what this really warranted, and the part of the question that wasn't general reference is what I was saying was too localized.
Oct
18
comment How does Sola Scriptura understanding of the Bible affect the anagogical sense of the Bible?
Related on Hermeneutics.SE: What is an anagogical interpretation and when should it be considered?
Oct
18
comment How do Protestants interpret “baptized for the dead” in 1 Corinthians 15:29?
Related question: On what do Mormons base their practice of proxy-baptisms on behalf of the dead?
Oct
18
comment Does 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 assume Christian pacifism?
Bruce I have closed this question for the moment partially in order to mitigate against downvotes while you work out how to ask what you are trying to ask. Remember closing is not a bad thing or a death sentence, it's just a timeout zone so that things don't collect answers and downvotes before the edited version comes along. When you get this fixed up, anybody with enough rep can vote to re-open it and you can flag it for moderator attention as well.
Oct
18
comment How is it that someone who lived thousands of years ago can “represent” me?
Please note that this question has been edited to be more focused according to our guidelines. You might consider reviewing your answer in light of the edited question and the answer guidelines.
Oct
18
comment How is it that someone who lived thousands of years ago can “represent” me?
Please note that this question has been edited to be more focused according to our guidelines. You might consider reviewing your answer in light of the edited question and the answer guidelines.
Oct
18
comment Should Christians come out strongly against groups that do evil in Christ's name?
If you have any feedback on this question (or this issue in general) feel free to comment here, bring it up in chat, or open a new meta post to discuss it!
Oct
18
comment Should Christians come out strongly against groups that do evil in Christ's name?
See also: What makes a good focused question?
Oct
18
comment Should Christians come out strongly against groups that do evil in Christ's name?
While the example of evil you have chosen may be agreeably non-subjective, what measures should be taken against evil in general and how "strongly" to react to things is subjective and there is no framework here for judging what a right or wrong answer to this question would be. The QnA format of SE sites is much better suited to asking about established current or historical doctrines rather than hashing out what Christians should do and forging a new course of action. The latter should certainly be done by Christians, just maybe not by Christianity.SE.