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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.


Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Scholarly discussion of claims that Paul is a “false apostle”
Dec
12
comment Why did Jesus say the Son of Man was Lord over the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man?
The meta post What makes a good supported answer? can give you some further guidance about how and why to do this.
Dec
12
comment Why did Jesus say the Son of Man was Lord over the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man?
I wonder if there are any external references you could add to this answer, to support the statements you make. For example, you could mention specific groups or people who agree with this interpretation, and link to or quote from their writings.
Dec
12
comment Why did Jesus say the Son of Man was Lord over the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man?
Hi Carlos and welcome to this site. If you haven't already, you might like to take the tour, view our other help pages, and browse other questions and answers to understand more about the site.
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Closed What does God mean by 'us' in Genesis?
Dec
12
comment What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
Welcome to the site! I think I see what you are aiming at, but it would be helpful if you could add some more explanatory text to make it really clear. You can consult our guidance on What makes a good supported answer? to learn more about what we are looking for.
Dec
11
reviewed Reviewed Who were the 'synagogue of Satan'?
Dec
11
comment Who were the 'synagogue of Satan'?
Kevin, welcome to this site and thank you for this answer; I hope you'll stay to ask and answer more questions. If you haven't already taken the tour and looked at our help pages, that would be a good thing to do, as well as browsing through the other existing questions and answers.
Dec
11
reviewed Reviewed Why did God describe the light as being good, but not the darkness?
Dec
11
comment Why did God describe the light as being good, but not the darkness?
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Dec
11
comment What is the Toronto Blessing?
Hello David and welcome to this site. I hope you have noticed the site tour and help center linked from the top bar, under Help. I confess I haven't read your entire answer yet, as it's so long. Is there any way you can condense your thoughts a bit? I don't mean to downplay your personal testimony at all, but I'm just keen to make sure that readers can find direct answers as easily as possible.
Dec
11
comment What is the Toronto Blessing?
Actually we would prefer it if you could summarize in fewer than 15,000 characters (maybe even far fewer). Posting multi-part answers isn't the best use of this site's structure. You could consider putting your long answer somewhere offsite, and linking to it in your summary answer here
Dec
11
reviewed Close What are the responses to the “Radical's Critics” argument concerning Genesis 1 and 2?
Dec
11
comment How do Christians in support of gay marriage interpret anti-gay Bible verses?
@Fofole, you can ask on this site, or maybe on the Biblical Hermeneutics site if you are more interested in textual than doctrinal issues. Do check the existing Q&A first, though, to see what's been asked and answered before, as well as the guidance for both sites.
Dec
10
comment Does Christianity as described in the Bible support dualism of the mind and body?
@CecilBeckum On the contrary I think you have the right general idea about these terms, but part of the problem is that the Bible just isn't in the same genre as Wittengstein's Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. The pushback you are getting may be due to people thinking that the answer is obvious because Christianity posits God, souls, etc. But there are still deep questions, as the ref. to natural law shows - if things were so obvious then Thomas Aquinas's books would have been much shorter.
Dec
10
reviewed Approve How to make driving out demons reasonable for non-christians
Dec
10
reviewed Close How do I get more faith?
Dec
10
reviewed Close Ensuring Consistent Personal Christian Growth
Dec
10
reviewed Close What should be a Christian attitude to the Church of Satan?
Dec
10
reviewed Close LDS proving connection with KJV