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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 Reviewed Who were the 'synagogue of Satan'?
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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
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reviewed Reviewed Why did God describe the light as being good, but not the darkness?
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comment Why did God describe the light as being good, but not the darkness?
Welcome to this site! If you haven't already, please check out our tour and help center, as well as browsing some of the other questions and answers, to learn more about the site.
Dec
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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
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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
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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?
@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
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reviewed Close How do I get more faith?
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reviewed Close Ensuring Consistent Personal Christian Growth
Dec
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reviewed Close What should be a Christian attitude to the Church of Satan?
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reviewed Close LDS proving connection with KJV
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answered Does Christianity as described in the Bible support Dualism?
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accepted What is the endgame for sedevacantists?
Dec
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awarded  Popular Question
Dec
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reviewed Approve How do I get more faith?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Sarah laughed at God and He did not mind
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Why did only 4 people write about the Life of Jesus Christ?