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I started out as a member of the Churches of Christ, also known as the Campbell-Stone Movement or the Restoration Movement.

At age 25 I converted to the Eastern Orthodox Church. I currently attend a Russian Orthodox parish.

I'm a C# programmer.

I have a wife and two beautiful children.


Oct
16
comment Should Catholics silently hum the Tetragrammaton when they're supposed to sing it?'
I'm intensely curious what song this would be, being sung at a public school, that actually includes "Yahweh" as one of its words.
Oct
4
comment As a protestant, may I participate in the Eucharist (Communion) when visiting a Catholic church?
I'm an Orthodox, and even though in theory I could take communion in a Roman Catholic church, my own church would tell me not to. Receiving the Eucharist in a Roman Catholic church, as an Orthodox, would imply a unity which does not in fact exist.
Sep
25
comment What is the basis of my fractured understanding of “Sola Scriptura”?
"or understandably derived from" - Aye, there's the rub. Who decides whether a belief is understandably derived from scripture?
Sep
21
comment Do all Christian views need to have a Biblical basis?
Sure, I'm familiar with that argument. It ignores the historical record, though, and I think point 2 explains this. If we have to wait until the fourth century to find a canon list identical to our own, and if in the fifth century we can still find "non-canonical" books bundled with the New Testament books, then how can we say the canon is self-authenticating?
Sep
9
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
I think the best answer to the question in the header was given by E. P. Sanders in his Jesus and Judaism. He deals with a similar quandary, about which position is the default position, and concludes: "...the burden of proof should always be on the one making an argument."