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Feb
24
revised Are there any common themes in the dreams so many Muslims have that prompt them to come to Jesus?
Added a link, fixed a small typo, and added commas to make the first sentence more clear.
Feb
23
comment When are lay men and women permitted to read the Gospel in a Catholic church?
Also, FYI: I've been to churches where woman aren't allowed to get behind the lectern, much less read the Gospel.
Feb
23
comment What is the connection between Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, Lent, etc?
Last night, I heard that the local news interviewed some people coming out of an Ash Wednesday service who were asked about the relationship between it and Mardi Gras. Apparently, they said the ash was to remind them that they couldn't act the way they did the previous night for the entire year. At least they got that much of the message, I suppose. (And I hate to think what the news would get after an Easter service at our church. Brrr...)
Feb
23
comment What is the origin of “Jesus H Christ”?
This really is the best guess I've seen. The letters are used other places as well.
Feb
23
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
22
comment Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
@hammar: That's what I had in mind, but not what I wrote. Thanks for the catch!
Feb
22
revised Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
Editing the "atheist" section to avoid the question of why they might not capitalize god.
Feb
22
comment Why is it that God the Father is alone capitalised in the third person?
6. They don't believe capitalization signals honor or respect.
Feb
22
answered Is it appropriate to capitalize pronouns referring to Jesus Christ?
Feb
22
comment Why did the popes begin issuing encyclicals?
Literacy and leisure time for reading also expanded at (or just before) that time. (I think the Holy Spirit stole the final period of your answer. ;-)
Feb
22
answered Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Feb
22
comment “I will lift Your Name”
Welcome to Christianity.SE. I know the feeling of having words to a song stick in the throat because I don't agree (or perhaps, understand) the theology! I don't know that particular song, but crucifying Christ again doesn't sound like a good thing in Hebrews 6:6. Could it be a metaphor for our sin requiring Jesus to sacrifice Himself? (That might not be a bad question to ask here...)
Feb
22
awarded  Talkative
Feb
21
comment Why we do we “know” that Joseph wasn't Hyksos?
...reason I totally am jumping on the "Joseph is Hyksos" bandwagon. [I thought I better finish your thought. ;-]
Feb
21
comment What are modern Christian views of the soul?
N. T. Wright has an excellent article on the subject, which I am reading. When I finish, I might see if I can provide a summary as an answer. But perhaps it could help you phrase the question. (And if you want to turn around and answer it yourself from information in the article, you won't be stepping on my toes. ;-)
Feb
21
comment Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary
@cwallenpoole: I'm sorry? What does "that" refer to? Of course, any part of my comment might be false, but I'm curious which part you think most likely.
Feb
21
answered Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary
Feb
21
comment Protestant arguments for perpetual virginity of Mary
One possible answer to why Jesus instructed Mary to treat the beloved disciple as her son and instructed him to take in Mary is that her natural children were not (yet) His followers (cf. Mark 3:31-35). The Jewish and Roman ideals of virginity are evidence that cuts both ways: virginity might have been a secular ideal that crept into church tradition. (But +1 on a well-reasoned answer.)
Feb
21
answered What do Protestants say was the source for the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Feb
20
comment Is it possible to be both a humanist and a Christian?
@SteelyDan: It's foolish to complain that the answer is from a "theistic Christian" perspective, since the text of the answer is quite clear on that point. What else can insisting on putting "love of God" at the center of morality mean? I urge you to supply a competing answer, if you assert that Jesus was essentially a humanist. There really is no point in discussing what Christ did or did not believe in the comments and the best way to obtain the full range of Christian thought is to have a full range of answers to the question.