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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 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
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on communion tag wiki excerpt
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is Jesus God's final word? (Catholic Perspective)
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How is Jesus God's final word? (Protestant Perspective)
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reviewed Leave Open Do Christians have the authority to forgive sin?
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reviewed Leave Open What does the Catholic church say about the book of Ezekiel, chapter 23
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reviewed Close How is Jesus God's final word? (Catholic Perspective)
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awarded  Constituent
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comment Question about the PCUSA treatment of Scriptures
See also christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/381/…
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any Biblical basis for hating homosexuals?
Jun
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comment What is meant by “atheism is a religion”?
This is not a question about Christianity. It is about atheism, or arguably, it could be a question about philosophy. I don't think it's right for this site. The general absence of the topic of Christianity in the answers is also evidence to that effect.
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
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reviewed No Action Needed Why do some Christians (Coptic orthodox and catholic) kiss the priest's hand?
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reviewed Leave Open Can ministers of other denominations marry people in a Catholic church?
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reviewed Leave Open If the Bible contains all of the word of God and there can be no more, then why do we need the Nicene Creed?
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awarded  Famous Question
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reviewed Leave Open Did Satan unwittingly create his eternal punishment by instigating the fall of man?
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reviewed Close Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine