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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.


Jun
25
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.
Jun
23
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
22
reviewed No Action Needed Why do some Christians (Coptic orthodox and catholic) kiss the priest's hand?
Jun
22
reviewed Leave Open Can ministers of other denominations marry people in a Catholic church?
Jun
22
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?
Jun
22
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
18
reviewed Leave Open Did Satan unwittingly create his eternal punishment by instigating the fall of man?
Jun
18
reviewed Close Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
Jun
18
reviewed Close What is the protestant's view on cybersex?
Jun
18
reviewed Reject sovereignty tag wiki excerpt
Jun
18
reviewed Reject sovereignty tag wiki
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
reviewed Approve Why did God create Adam and Eve so that they would sin?
Jun
18
reviewed Approve What is the protestant's view on cybersex?
Jun
18
reviewed Approve Sexual intimacy for widows and widowérs
Jun
18
reviewed Approve How can you serve God when you can't see him?
Jun
17
reviewed Close Is it true that Christians and Jews were enemies for sacrifice of Jesus by Jews but later united against Muslims at Crusades?
Jun
17
reviewed Close How does a person determine whether they are a “false Christian” or “inconsistent Christian”?
Jun
17
reviewed Leave Open God | The Shepherd That “Breaks Legs”?
Jun
17
reviewed Leave Open Can Satan understand all tongues