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location St Louis, MO
age 39
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seen Sep 30 '13 at 2:47

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
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."