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Stack Exchange employs me as a Community Manager. I've been known to respond to jericson@stackexchange.com. Alternatively, I maintain an office on chat. (Please ignore the meta cruft.)

You can read about what I've done over the years in my curriculum vitae.

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Nov
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
comment Does swearing on the Bible have any spiritual significance?
@Pacerier: We aren't commanded not to take oaths. (I, myself, swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution as an ROTC student. I swore another oath to get married.) But we are commanded to honor the oaths we make—even if we aren't holding a Bible when we make them.
Oct
22
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
22
awarded  Yearling
Oct
17
comment Question about the PCUSA treatment of Scriptures
I'm in agreement with @TRiG: if the question is just about how PCUSA arrives at their position, the excursion to 2 Timothy 3:16-17 is unhelpful. I considered an edit, but I don't know exactly what you are asking. So I'm going to close the question as a duplicate of a more general question. If someone edits the question to be more clear/specific, it can be reopened.
Oct
13
revised marriage wiki description
http://meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4062/the-marriage-tag
Oct
13
revised marriage wiki excerpt
http://meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4062/the-marriage-tag
Oct
6
comment Are tongues a sign for believers or unbelievers?
@bruised reed: Ah. It seems like you missed the sentence: "He seems unwilling to condemn the practice of glossolalia, but gives some good reasons to avoid it in meeting where outsiders are present." Also, when I said "this sort of tongues", I mean very specifically speaking before outsiders in a language they don't understand. The way I read Paul, when there is an interpreter, speaking in tongues (whether human or angelic) is equivalent to prophesy. I don't practice glossolalia myself, but I've observed it (even without interpretation) as potentially uplifting. (See my final point.)
Oct
6
comment Are tongues a sign for believers or unbelievers?
@bruised reed: I don't think my answer contracts those verses since it's heavily based on the very passage that includes them. It's important to understand that Paul is always building on his own arguments. Taking a few verses out of context can often mislead because he intends us to follow his logic through. I'm also not sure which part of my answer contradicts those verses.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
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awarded  Announcer
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
7
comment Why is “elohim” translated as “God” and not “gods”?
Please see: Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods? on Biblical Hermeneutics.
Jul
28
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
9
comment Can Trinity be taught only from Bible?
@gideon marx: Actually, on Stack Exchange everyone is both player and referee. It's like golf. I think Caleb is trying to help you edit your question so that it's not a duplicate.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
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25
awarded  Nice Question
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23
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22
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer