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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.


Nov
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reviewed Close Was incest allowed by God before?
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open The soul's progression through purgatory
Nov
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on jehovahs-witnesses tag wiki
Nov
11
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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reviewed Leave Closed Why is it that so many Churches have a problem with Halloween but not with the other pagan holidays?
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
Nov
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reviewed Reviewed What is a “child of God” from a scholarly perspective?
Nov
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reviewed Close Can you be a Christian and serve in the Military?
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reviewed Leave Open When scripture quotes a non-biblical source, without any opposition of the source, does it imply any endorsement?
Nov
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reviewed Close What biblical (scriptural) basis does a Christian have to command the blessings?
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reviewed Leave Open What biblical verses have been used to justify or even inspire working women?
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open Is rock music sinful / immoral?
Nov
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reviewed Close How did the Crusades affect the King's power?
Nov
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reviewed Leave Open How do Christian theologians view and/or use Jewish commentators?
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open Is it a problem for a Protestant to practice Yoga?
Oct
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comment Is there really a Catholic “blessing for bacon?”
Saint Brigit has a bacon miracle - she was preparing a meal for her family, and fed some of the bacon to her dog, but still had the correct number of pieces to feed everyone in the end. I therefore nominate her as the patron saint of bacon.
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
29
comment A little more about natural law, the rules and punishment within natural law?
I endorse Mawia's suggestion, and you should also make sure to mention that you are looking for the Catholic perspective (some users might not be familiar with natural law theology and could get the wrong idea). Do check some of our meta posts like What makes a good focused question? and Writing the perfect question for more help on choosing the right words.
Oct
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reviewed Leave Closed Are white lies sometime justified?
Oct
29
comment A little more about natural law, the rules and punishment within natural law?
I will say that you have three related questions here, which you might like to split up into three separate questions - or alternatively, find some common ground that allows them to be rewritten into a single focused question.