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Mar
28
comment What do 1st century extra-biblical sources say about hell?
That's a pretty huge topic. Some (N. T. Wright for instance) have pointed out that virtually all of our understanding of hell actually came from Plato and other non-Biblical sources. I think it would take good-sized book to cover the topic.
Mar
22
revised Why was Ezra included in the canon?
Less colloquial and improved formatting.
Mar
21
revised Crucifixion — torture stake or cross?
Fix the final, broken link.
Mar
20
revised When did Martin Luther lose his Apostolic succession according to Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churchеs?
Spelling and formatting.
Mar
19
comment Martin Luther: “Therefore it is not a Christian Church either”?
@Marc: In May I plan to tackle this topic head on. Not all splits are primarily motivated by religious differences. One interpretation of history is that many (if not most) church splits are cultural, societal, or institutional. Luther actually hoped (at least in the beginning) to reform the church rather than to split with Rome. (That seems to be part of the struggle of the question, in fact.)
Mar
19
comment The anointing of Jesus - one event or multiple events?
@dancek is right. A simple rule of thumb is that a denarius is one day's pay. See Matthew 20:1-16. So this is under a year's pay for a minimum wager earner. Quite valuable, but not impossibly valuable.
Mar
16
comment What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
For comparison, the question was also asked on the Hermeneutics site.
Mar
16
answered Are Paul's letters to be taken as God's word?
Mar
15
comment Approximate amount of money per year the Catholic church spends for charity?
I don't know if the Catholic church has more centralization, but our Protestant congregation has programs that allow people to more or less directly give to needs in the community without going through the budget process. For instance, if someone loses their job, they can apply to the beneficence fund for money to pay bills and such. On the other end, people who want to support this type of charity designate contributions directly to the fund. Since there's no budget for the fund, it often goes unreported in our year-end-giving reports. (The accounting is separate.)
Mar
15
comment Where was Jesus' tomb?
@warren: I think it doesn't matter, but it does matter to lots of Christians.
Mar
15
comment What does it mean that John's Gospel does not have an account of the institution of the Eucharist?
Welcome to Christianity—Stack Exchange! I don't think it's accurate to say the John doesn't give us parables. John gives us more complicated analogies, but they are still parables. Think of the vine and the branches, the Good Shepard, and the various "I am" sayings. But John does present a "bolder" Jesus--especially in the earliest days of His ministry. (Even so, +1 for your insights.)
Mar
15
answered What does it mean that John's Gospel does not have an account of the institution of the Eucharist?
Mar
14
comment Where was Jesus' tomb?
I ask this question for the sake of next-month's blog topic. I'd like to link to the question and answers.
Mar
14
asked Where was Jesus' tomb?
Mar
14
answered In which country is the Garden of Eden located?
Mar
14
revised What sects believe Jesus is buried in Japan?
Direct quote of Paul, minor punctuation and formatting.
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
comment Did Jesus condemn contraception
Welcome to Christianity—Stack Exchange pguardiario! @David: You are correct. My entry answers the question fairly well, I think. In sum, the Bible has no mention of contraception with the possible exception of an obscure reference to what the Talmud calls "thresh[ing] within and winnow[ing] without".
Mar
9
comment What Bible versions can be used for free applications?
(Oh. I also edited out the link. Feel free to edit it back in if you like. I'd just make it a link to the text "free Christian app" rather than putting it in a paragraph by itself. As long as you disclose your relationship with the product and you have a real question, links to your own work are perfectly acceptable.)
Mar
9
comment What doctrine does Family Radio have of the End of the World?
I voted to close, since the premise of the question no longer applies. (It was a good question when asked, so +1!)