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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.


Oct
19
reviewed No Action Needed How can Heaven exist if we know that people in Hell will suffer?
Oct
18
comment Since Satan was defeated by Jesus on the Cross, why is he still allowed to vex us today?
This may be a duplicate of Why hasn't God stopped Satan and his demons?, but the specific problem here - that Satan is already defeated by the Cross and yet is still apparently active - is not present in that question. So I think it is not quite a duplicate.
Oct
18
asked What did Luther consider to be novel in his theology of creation?
Oct
17
reviewed Leave Open What Christian groups believe sex was the original sin, and not disobedience?
Oct
17
comment New names of countries(gog - magog) or location to the bible locations?
There are other specific things I could argue about, including external references, tone, and specific historical points, but since there isn't actually an answer here to the question which was asked, I'll hold off for now.
Oct
17
comment New names of countries(gog - magog) or location to the bible locations?
Hello, and welcome to this site. I hope you will take the time to read our help, and about pages, browse the other questions and answers, and read about what makes a good supported answer. Here, the question is about Gog and Magog, and yet you explicitly avoid answering this specific question despite the many tangential discussions.
Oct
17
comment Why did Jesus say the Son of Man was Lord over the Sabbath because the Sabbath was made for man?
Hi Tom. The reference to "established doctrine" is just because it will be helpful to readers to understand who else shares this belief - we're not asking for you to make your beliefs dependent on some other tradition, but just to explain (possibly very briefly!) which people in the world agree or disagree with you.
Oct
17
answered Does Catholic doctrine teach that the Incarnation would have taken place regardless of Adam's decision?
Oct
16
comment Was Jesus two separate individuals in one body?
Regarding the final line - of course it could be both ;-). The title question sounds very Nestorian, though I don't know Nestor's theology of the "breath of life".
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Was Jesus two separate individuals in one body?
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In Romans 8:1, what does “in Christ” mean?
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open What's our afterlife really like?
Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Were the similarities between the miracles of Elisha and Jesus deliberate or simply coincidental?
Oct
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it Proper to State that Chalcedonianism is a Moderate Position In-between Nestorianism and Monophysitism?
Oct
15
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Oct
15
reviewed Looks Good What does it mean to “flee to the mountains” as writen in Mark?
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed What did Jesus mean when he said ‘Go and sin no more’ if sinlessness is impossible?"
Oct
14
reviewed No Action Needed Are the names of all people originally written in the Book of Life?
Oct
14
answered What evidence do we have that Blind Bartimaeus approached Jesus naked?
Oct
13
awarded  Custodian