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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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accepted What did Luther consider to be novel in his theology of creation?
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accepted What is the endgame for sedevacantists?
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accepted What does Karl Barth imply by God entrusting us with a “nobile officium”?
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accepted Is the Gospel book censed, or the reader, or both?
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accepted How novel is John Paul II's theology of the family as “ecclesia domestica”?
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accepted What is the “new doctrine” that Leo Tolstoy mentions in *Anna Karenina*?
Jul
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accepted What is the role of the three persons of the Trinity in Creation?
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accepted What happened to the Sarum rite?
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accepted Why keep baptismal fonts full in the Roman Catholic Church?
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accepted Why does the Litany of Saint Joseph call him “terror of demons”?
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accepted Who was Thomas's twin?
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accepted How do Aquinas and Hooker differ in their doctrine on communion?
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accepted Is “A mighty fortress is our God” anti-Catholic?
Mar
12
accepted Reformed perspective on “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us” (Acts 15:28)
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accepted How do the vestments of the pontiff emeritus compare to those of a bishop emeritus?
Feb
10
accepted Why do we use the order “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”?
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accepted What is Augustine's original of Tolstoy's “Three Hermits” story?
Nov
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accepted How does societal consecration to Mary differ from individual consecration?
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accepted Which “Church of God” believes in “God the Mother”?
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accepted What is the “homogenous unit principle” of church growth?