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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 Close Who did Abraham worship?
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reviewed Leave Open 39 Articles of Religion: Article XVII (17)
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reviewed Close Did the early church believe there were TWO types of descendant from the Nephalim?
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any evidence that Paul was a descendant of Jonathan?
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reviewed Close What is the “abomination of desolation”?
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reviewed Close Was Jesus omniscient regarding earthly matters?
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reviewed Leave Open Which denominations teach of a resurrection on Earth?
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open What's the point of a long, descriptive prayer?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open What is the biblical argument for eating meat, or that vegetarianism is possible but not commanded?
Aug
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awarded  Notable Question
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7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
6
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
29
reviewed Close Barley and the first fruit offerings- what is the meaning of the barley as relates to messiah as first fruits
Jul
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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?