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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
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.
Oct
18
comment Should Christians come out strongly against groups that do evil in Christ's name?
Let me explain why I suggest this is "not constructive". It is not because I don't agree that the LRA is evil. In fact I think that's a pretty safe agreed on example that could be referenced. The problem is I don't see what's being asked. Obviously you're not asking for a judgement on whether the LRA is evil or not. It seems unlikely that you are asking "Should Christians oppose evil?" That leaves the bit about "Should we oppose it strongly?". Given no definition of "strongly" it sounds like you're asking for a brainstorming session on what opposition measures should be taken.
Oct
17
comment What is the difference between the Life that Christ gives and the Life that Wisdom brings?
Related on Hermeneutics.SE: What is the difference between the 'life' given by wisdom in Proverbs and 'life' given by Jesus in 1 John?
Oct
16
comment How is it that someone who lived thousands of years ago can “represent” me?
@brilliant: I've tried to focus this a little bit to make it easier to deal with off-topic answers. It could probably still use work, but I hope that helps a little bit.
Oct
16
comment Why did Adam claim he was “naked” before God when he and Eve had clothed themselves with fig leaves?
This answer seems like pure speculation to me. It might be right, but what Biblical reference or established church doctrine would you point to for a group that holds this view or what other references do you have of people who have held this interpretation and what hermeneutic principles did they use to arrive at it? What makes this anything more than speculation?
Oct
14
comment What is unique about Christianity?
By what definition is Christianity not a religion? I agree it has a very unique feature feature, but I have yet to find a dictionary that scopes the word religion in a way that does not apply to Christianity.
Oct
14
comment How does intercession of saints and Exodus 20:3 not clash?
@GilbertLeBlanc: There is a deleted answer but it doesn't touch the Exodus verse, it has an unrelated verse and only touched on the prayer issue. Don't be afraid to duplicate some content from other answers. Each answer should really stand on it's own as a complete canonical answer to a question. Adding points on to other people's answers is discouraged in general. Don't plagiarize people either, use discretion :)
Oct
14
comment How does intercession of saints and Exodus 20:3 not clash?
Another idea would be to pick a few good verses and start with your own wording and the verses for backing, then end with that quote. You can still link to the article for further reading, but bring a selection from that into your answer too...
Oct
14
comment How does intercession of saints and Exodus 20:3 not clash?
Welcome to Christianity.SE by the way. I realize the landscape is a little confusing. We're trying to find a balance between no references and unsupported opinion answers and becoming just a scraping machine for remote content. The article you reference is very relevant, but can you expect to also cover the verse the OP asked about and then use your own words to tie them together?
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
As has been pointed our, your claim that something has an "obvious" interpretation is easily falsifiable by showing that it is only one interpretation among many and perhaps even in the minority. In order to differentiate this from being pure opinion you will need to defend it with something else, perhaps an explanation of the hermeneutics used to derive such an interpretation or some doctrinal statements from Christian groups that claim that meaning.
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
Slightly related question on BH: What is Sensus Plenior and how does it impact the field of hermeneutics?
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
This is partially related to the idea of Sensus Plenor.
Oct
14
comment Question on John 4:13-14 - How do we drink of the water from Jesus?
What makes a good focused question?
Oct
14
comment Question on John 4:13-14 - How do we drink of the water from Jesus?
Please don't ask just for thoughts and opinions, we are learning that leads to low quality answers. Instead ask specifically what official teachings are on a matter.
Oct
13
comment Who is “Lucifer” in Isaiah 14?
@DavidStratton: If you are looking for doctrinal answers about the nature of Satan (even ones defended through exegesis) it is definitely ok to ask that here. The BH site is great, but focuses more on the text and less on the resulting doctrine/applications.
Oct
12
comment How do those who reject the JEPD view of Scripture's formation not limit God?
@jchaffee You still left "illegitimate" in the title. I took a stab at a rewrite. See what you think now. For future reference, see: What makes a good focused question?
Oct
12
comment Do any Christian traditions intentionally use the name 'Yahweh'?
The question here got updated a lot and will probably be re-opened soon (since I did the edit I'm waiting on the community or other moderators to agree that my change is acceptable). Your answer comes pretty close to matching the new focus of the question, but if this does open up again it could use an edit to address the specific question. Just a heads up...