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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.


Feb
25
answered What does “labor or cost of a godly life” mean?
Feb
25
answered Where does the story of “the Cross on top of Adam's Skull” come from?
Feb
24
reviewed Leave Open Music Ministry in Evangelical Free Church of America
Feb
24
reviewed Close How does Christianity explain the health benefits of sexual intercourse
Feb
24
reviewed Close What is the greatest sin?
Feb
24
comment How do Trinitarians explain verses where Jesus claims to have a God?
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Feb
24
answered How do Trinitarians explain verses where Jesus claims to have a God?
Feb
23
answered How do you reconcile Hebrews 9:27 with Elijah and Enoch?
Feb
22
comment Are there female devils cited in scriptures?
I agree. Also, I have read much later writings on demons which said the same. Malleus Maleficarum asserts that Satan can take female form to seduce men, or male form to seduce women, but is not intrinsically gendered. Discoverie of Witchcraft has a snide remark about the lack of Biblical evidence for different kinds of demons, including male and female ones.
Feb
21
asked What does John Calvin mean to imply by the “suffrage” of the church?
Feb
19
reviewed Leave Open Why is smoking a sin?
Feb
18
comment What is the biblical basis for Eternal salvation?
If you would like to rewrite the question, along the lines suggest by Steven Doggart or otherwise, then please feel free; or if the linked answers are already enough for you, then that's also fine (and do let us know).
Feb
18
comment What is the biblical basis for Eternal salvation?
As written, I think this is a duplicate of What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of eternal security? combined with What is the Biblical basis for the doctrine of the loss of salvation?
Feb
18
comment Can Christians be judges
The discussion above about capital punishment would be better-placed elsewhere (like in chat) than in comments, since the conversation isn't addressing any issues in the question any more, but has digressed into more general territory.
Feb
18
reviewed No Action Needed Can Christians be judges
Feb
18
reviewed Reopen According to the Catholic Church is the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act an unjust law?
Feb
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What major translations of the Bible are in the Public Domain and therefore not subject to Copyright?
Feb
14
reviewed Close God creator vs. god small g the devil or satan
Feb
14
reviewed Leave Open Why did God create man?
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open According to the Catholic Church is the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act an unjust law?