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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.


Mar
14
reviewed Leave Open Imposition of Ashes - where is it (and where it isn't) commonly practiced?
Mar
14
reviewed Close What are the major views on Adam's motivation to sin given that he was not deceived?
Mar
8
reviewed Leave Open Who were the Sons of God who seem to have begat the Nephilim?
Mar
6
comment How did early “street evangelization” differ from the modern practice?
There is probably some element of survivor bias - we have stories about John the Baptist, but not about his contemporary Reuven the Ineffective Preacher (who I just made up).
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Closed What does Paul mean when he says that we are no longer under the law but under grace?
Mar
6
reviewed Close What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Source of Christian attitudes towards fantasy and role playing games
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Why is the Ark always depicted as a ship?
Mar
6
reviewed Close Did God use man as a vehicle to bring about death?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Have Christians ever followed Leviticus?
Mar
6
reviewed Leave Open Why did God create man?
Mar
6
reviewed Close Is it a sin to allow oneself to become fat in the absence of medical conditions?
Feb
28
answered Why is the Ark always depicted as a ship?
Feb
28
answered Where can I find sources showing ecclesiastical vestments of the 1200s?
Feb
28
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
27
awarded  Cleanup
Feb
27
revised What does “labor or cost of a godly life” mean?
rolled back to a previous revision
Feb
26
comment How do Trinitarians explain verses where Jesus claims to have a God?
@rhetorician Yes, I think it is important that Jesus was quoting a known text and I wouldn't want to overinterpret his words as implying any weakening of the Trinity in that moment.