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I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


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comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that there are humans in heaven now?
Though I happen to agree with the sentiment of "Most Christians believe" starting-off this question, do you have a source for stating that?
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
@ThaddeusB - I realize the community said it should be asked. But it seems silly to have done so, given the existing questions. Oh well. Thus is life in a community.
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
@ThaddeusB - yet the question posted in 2013 is already broad (though happens to only reference one passage)
Aug
19
comment What explanations have been offered for the “messianic secret” passages?
possible duplicate of Why did Jesus not want people to talk about his healing?
May
20
comment Why did Jesus use a Greek proverb when He spoke Aramaic to Saul in Acts 26:14?
@TheFreemason - I think the "four languages" reference is to Paul. That Jesus spoke at least Aramaic and Greek, though, is highly likely, given that the lingua franca for communicating to anyone other than Jews would have been Greek.
Apr
29
comment What is the difference between man's soul and spirit?
related: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/8847/69
Apr
23
comment For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?
there are many "prominent" views, depending on your tradition/denomination/etc
Apr
22
comment For those who view Israel typologically, what is the significance of the 12 tribes?
This has the shimmerings of a great question - but there are so many different views of the symbolism &/on symbology of the numbers used, that finding a "best" answer will [sadly] likely be highly subjective.
Mar
4
comment What is the biblical argument against baptism by sprinkling/pouring?
@cwallenpoole - wine was also a likely commodity onboard / in the caravan .. but water would be vital for a long trip, too
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
@fredsbend - this question dates back over 2 years .. with good answers given :)
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
I agree with @fredsbend - I feel like this is a the start of an excellent answer .. but sans references, is going to be less than helpful
Feb
26
comment Trichotomous vs Dichotomous views of Man
@fredsbend - if there's a better way of wording the closing sentence, I would be happy to see it ... this is the best I could come up with :)
Feb
25
comment Is there a patristic precedent for understanding “foreknew” as “foreloved”?
@zippy2006 - turn it into an answer, and you can get the bounty :)
Feb
5
comment Who found whom? After Jesus FINDS Philip, why does Philip tell Nathanael “We have FOUND the One…”?
@Mr.Bultitude - why not provide a different answer? I believe I've answered the question as asked.
Feb
2
comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
SOME baptists are like this - but by no means ALL. I'd even say that MOST aren't ... but I don't necessarily have any data to back-up that hunch.
Jan
28
comment Why is Ruth's child in the line of Boaz and not Mahlon?
Boaz was not Mahlon's brother - he was a relative of the family (and not even the closest, as the account records), but was the closest who was willing to take the role of kinsman-redeemer
Jan
27
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
you and I both referenced Flatland as part of our answer :)
Jan
8
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
it's also important to realize that while there are many "Christians" on this site, it is not a "Christian website" please see this meta post for more information :).
Jan
8
comment Why do Protestants trust what Paul and Luke wrote 100%?
@GregoryMagarshak - it seems your actual issue is with the entirety of the NT. If you believe it's unreliable, then of course you'd think Luke + Paul are unreliable.
Jan
7
comment What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
@fredsbendtheGrinch - funny this got activity after a couple years :) ..it seems that Narnian did give an argument for it being a nonparable, though also answers whether it could be a parable (imho, hence my accepting his answer those many moons ago). What about the question do think should be edited?