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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 :)


May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
"Then David said to the Philistine, 'You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted.'" (emphasis added) .. David says Goliath taunted God and the armies of Israel
May
22
comment Is there a biblical basis/justification for requiring a pastor be educated?
of course, Moses did have 40 years of experience tending sheep - not all that different from his task tending the wayward people of God :)
May
17
comment Multiple wives and concubines | male and female “original” intent
@Shredder - Abraham had a second wife after Sarah died (and there was the Hagar incident)
May
7
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
ftr - Paul's words you referenced in Romans are a quote from the Old Testament, which Jesus also quoted.
Apr
30
comment How is love greater than faith?
@RiverC - interesting reading/application .. and one upon which I'll need to think a while
Apr
30
comment How is love greater than faith?
@RiverC - how does 'love' "entire as as the attribution" meet "most closely" God?
Apr
27
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@Flimzy - Paul says that death came through the sin of Adam: that was not a view that "did not exist until very recently"
Apr
27
comment How is love greater than faith?
@RiverC, God is also just, holy, and myriad other attributes :)
Apr
27
comment What is the nature of eternal security?
also to note, "remember" is very different from "recall", one relates to application of a thought or memory, and the other regards the actual memory itself
Apr
24
comment How is it that an unchanging and omniscient God can have “regret” as He did in Gen 6:7?
@zipquincy - God is going to do the same thing again when Christ returns ("execute" everyone, "no matter what their sins") because 'the wages of sin is death'‌​.
Apr
24
comment Are birthday celebrations ungodly?
@Sonic The Hedgehog : I don't know, but I'm guessing it wasn't the "hokey pokey" .. most kings wouldn't offer up to half their kingdom for a quiet waltz, either
Apr
23
comment Are birthday celebrations ungodly?
@Nok - her son was also born at the time of the annual sacrifice. This may be more of a coincidental occurrence, but it is most certainly a celebration of his birth, too (and a annual gift to him at least through childhood)
Apr
23
comment How is it that an unchanging and omniscient God can have “regret” as He did in Gen 6:7?
@zipquincy - don't confuse God's omnibenevolence with His perfect justice. God is many things in infinite perfection, and skewing a view to exclude all of His attributes is unhealthy (and yet something all Christians have done (and will do) in their lives)
Apr
23
comment Are there “rational” criteria for which books appear in the Bible?
for an expansion on the comment re Hebrews, see here Did Paul write the Epistle to the Hebrews? There are a wide range of researched views on the topic, but in short - we don't know for certain who wrote it.
Apr
2
comment Should women give sermons?
possible duplicate of What did Paul mean by "women must be silent in church"?
Mar
29
comment Did Luther Really Use Bar Tunes for his Hymns?
fwiw - I always thought it was Ben Franklin who said that about beer :)
Mar
29
comment What does the Bible say about God being a different type of being than man?
welcome to Christianity.SE - great answer!
Mar
26
comment Why didn't God send Jesus during Noah's time instead of The Flood?
never would've expected a reference to Andrew Lloyd Webber in this way on this site :)
Mar
26
comment What does Revelation 6:12 mean?
can you provide some references for these statements? As it stands, this isn't a good answer for this site
Mar
26
comment What should be a Christian's attitude when his prayers are not answered?
@Jim G. - that is what I would say, yes: it's precisely how God answered David