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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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comment Does Christianity as described in the Bible support Dualism?
@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
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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
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10
answered Does Christianity as described in the Bible support Dualism?
Dec
10
accepted What is the endgame for sedevacantists?
Dec
9
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
7
reviewed Approve How do I get more faith?
Dec
7
reviewed Reviewed Sarah laughed at God and He did not mind
Dec
7
reviewed Leave Open Why did only 4 people write about the Life of Jesus Christ?
Dec
5
reviewed Close When God said to man that if he sinned he would die, was he speaking of death of the human body or death of the Soul, or the Spirit?
Dec
4
reviewed Approve A Russian Bible other than the Russian Synodal Translation
Dec
4
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find some information about Nathanael besides John 1?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Closed Is it right for us to help more non-Christians people as compare to Christians? jesus sacrifice for us then more eligible christians or some ane else?
Dec
4
reviewed Reviewed Does swearing on the Bible have any spiritual significance?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Did Jesus have a normal childhood?
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4
reviewed Leave Open Why can't people change their denomination?
Dec
3
reviewed Approve Why did the slave girl at the gate stop Peter but not John?