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Christ-centered, Reformed, Presbyterian, Calvinist-but-not-too-Calvinist; frequently liberal. I like to think of myself as ecumenically minded but am secretly suspicious of my own bias. I enjoy libraries and the books inside them. Also medieval history (esp. medieval reception of Biblical, classical and patristic sources, and the ways that their interpretations have persisted or been rejected).

My profile image is a raven from the Aberdeen Bestiary. Corvus in divina pagina diversis modis accipitur, ut per corvum aliquando predicatorum, aliquando peccatorum, aliquando diabolus intelligitur. (The raven is understood in a variety of ways in the sacred scriptures: sometimes it means a preacher, sometimes a sinner, sometimes the devil.) It reminds me that I am simul justus et peccator.


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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do Christians in support of gay marriage interpret anti-gay Bible verses?
Apr
17
comment History of Christian Prayer
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Apr
14
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
10
comment Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
Is this a Christianity question? There could be a Christian angle to it, but the question as written doesn't mention Christianity explicitly.
Apr
9
comment Keep the law OR nail to the cross?
I'm having trouble following the train of thought in your answer. Perhaps you could add some more linking material or explanation to make it clear how your assertions and quotations relate to one another, and to the original question.
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed Are the names of all people originally written in the Book of Life?
Apr
6
reviewed No Action Needed Which denominations use the King James Version?
Apr
5
answered Who is the author referred to in the Pope's 4 April 2014 homily?
Apr
2
reviewed Close What is the basis for faith not being an emotion or feeling?
Apr
2
reviewed Leave Closed Did God create other people besides Adam and Eve?
Mar
31
accepted What did Luther consider to be novel in his theology of creation?
Mar
30
comment Is/will there be time in heaven?
Welcome to this site, and please do check our help center and site tour when you have a moment. Your question is a perfectly good one, but it isn't an answer to the original question on this page - we follow a Q&A format, rather than one with extended back-and-forth discussion. If you do have a question which meets the site guidelines, and hasn't been asked already, then this should be posted as a new question instead of a reply to an existing question. Thanks for your understanding, and again, welcome!
Mar
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
29
reviewed Leave Open Were the Christians meant to be of a society all of their own?
Mar
29
reviewed Close Divorce because of sexual immorality
Mar
29
reviewed Leave Open How did God's morality not change between OT and NT times?
Mar
29
reviewed Close Why does a clever Satan fight with God even though he knows he will lose?
Mar
29
reviewed Close What does Hebrews 10:26 mean?
Mar
29
reviewed Leave Open What does the Bible teach/say about luck?
Mar
29
reviewed Leave Open Which scriptures (if any) are cited by proponents of the 'don't go on feelings' teaching?