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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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answered What is the context of Chesterton's quote: “When we bind our hearts, we free our hands.”?
Apr
5
answered Who is the author referred to in the Pope's 4 April 2014 homily?
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
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
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
21
asked What does John Calvin mean to imply by the “suffrage” of the church?
Feb
6
answered Why don't Presbyterians have altars?
Feb
4
answered Was God punishing Jesus by forcing him to swim for 9 months in the unholy liquid (as deemed by God's laws) of Mary's uterus?
Feb
4
answered Why are Christians sure that prayers to Jesus are answered when “Jesus” wasn't the name he used?
Jan
28
answered What is the “Leviathan” mentioned in Job?
Jan
17
answered As there are so many documents of Catholic doctorine that are considered infallible in content, how to search them?
Jan
16
answered Monotheistic, but multi-instantiated?
Jan
13
answered Does God like us finding something admirable/beautiful in a creature's dangerousness?
Jan
10
answered What is Christian about Christian Kabbalah?
Dec
10
answered Does Christianity as described in the Bible support Dualism?
Nov
30
answered Where did the idea that Cherubs were baby Angels originate?
Nov
26
answered St Augustine's 5th and 6th Needs - Translation