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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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revised What does “labor or cost of a godly life” mean?
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revised Is the Summa Theologia infallible to Catholics or not?
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revised What is the meaning of the word “ONE” in the Bible?
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revised Why did the Father punish Jesus (“Jesus died for our sins”)?
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revised Is there any Biblical prophecy about Damascus?
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revised Are there any well-known Christian nihilists?
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revised Is it Biblical to think that Jesus died for me specifically?
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revised Under Catholic dogma can someone publicly rebuke the Pope like Paul rebuked Peter?
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revised Under Catholic dogma can someone publicly rebuke the Pope like Paul rebuked Peter?
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revised Which liturgical rites (forms of Mass) are presently used in the Roman Catholic Church?
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revised Was “No prophet ever came out of Galilee” sarcastic?
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revised How did the Crusades affect the Pope's power and authority?
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revised Who uses the term “God-talk”, and what do they mean?
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revised Has any prominent theologian ever explained why Jesus let a thief be in charge of the money?
more from Origen, Chrysostom; more on Jesus's (ir)responsibility
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revised What is Heaven's Mercy Seat?
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revised What is Heaven's Mercy Seat?
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