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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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comment What does it mean that God's wrath is infinite and what is its relation to existence of life on other planets?
theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2014/mar/14/…
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awarded  Reviewer
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reviewed Leave Closed What is the basis for an omnipotent God allowing imperfect transmission of his Word?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Closed Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
Jul
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comment Where does the idea that you cannot conceive of light until you see it come from?
Possibly originally from Plato's Republic and its image of the cave? Many works in the last 2300+ years have borrowed the idea.
Jul
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reviewed Close Please explain how the Israelites were supposed to keep the Sabbath year
Jul
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reviewed Close Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits
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reviewed Leave Open Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
Jul
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reviewed Leave Open Where did the Young Earth Creationist doctrine originate?
Jul
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comment What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
@MattGutting I found something which I think is the source quote, just a couple of lines after your find - see my answer below.
Jul
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answered What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
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comment What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
It does sound Chestertonian. That sort of parallelism is (to my ear) very typical of him.
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Inquisitive
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awarded  Curious
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reviewed Leave Closed Why do Protestants hold “prayer services”?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on divine-intervention tag wiki
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on virgin-mary tag wiki excerpt