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

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Feb
3
answered How does Christ define a Christian?
Feb
3
comment What is the hope in Roman Catholicism?
Whoa! Tone down the rhetoric a notch or two. I lean toward the Reformed, Calvinist side myself and I praise God that He frees us from earning salvation. But we still bind ourselves to God's commands (for our own Joy!) and we can work side-by-side with Catholics against the darkness of the world. Just imagine how pleasantly surprised our Catholic brothers and sisters will be to find that salvation is by grace alone! (But let's not settle for cheap grace ourselves.)
Feb
3
comment What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
Piper is all kinds of awesome. Is he as popular with the next generation as he is with ours? (I also am a fan of fakejohnpiper: "Turkey is most glorified in you when you are most stuffed with it.")
Feb
3
answered What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
Feb
2
answered Is there a standard Christian ontology?
Feb
2
comment Is there a standard Christian ontology?
I would dearly love to be in the same room with Augustine and Aquinas when they are discussing this issue.
Feb
2
comment Is there a standard Christian ontology?
@Adam and Peter: this Protestant does. Only I would say that we can define God's existence, though we can't (yet?) understand it. Given my interest in Philosophy, I will attempt an answer too.
Feb
2
comment Who wrote the book of Genesis?
The problem with this answer is that it isn't representative of Christianity. Richard's answer does a better job of providing a neutral viewpoint on the question. But all is not lost! The Documentary Hypothesis is totally on-topic at Biblical Hermeneutics. It's even encouraged to ask and self-answer questions on StackExchange! (I would encourage you to include references to your answers, however.)
Feb
2
revised What is the Catholic position on Exodus 20:4?
Confession where confession is due.
Feb
2
answered How do Protestants deal with pre-Reformation heresies?
Feb
2
comment Godparents in Protestantism
@vsz: Your profile says Germany, which would cause me to think of Luther, not Calvin. ;-) At any rate, I pulled your comment into the answer. Thanks for the input.
Feb
2
revised Godparents in Protestantism
Quoting vsz's comment.
Feb
1
answered Was the Cold War a “rumor of a war?”
Feb
1
revised Is there any Biblical basis for baby dedications?
An anecdote that I had forgotten to include earlier.
Feb
1
comment How many resurrections (raptures) will there be?
I happened to ask this very question on BH a few weeks ago.
Jan
31
answered Godparents in Protestantism
Jan
31
comment Is there any Biblical basis for baby dedications?
@Peter: more or less. It doesn't involve naming or godparents or baptism, but it serves a similar role from what I understand.
Jan
31
answered Is there any Biblical basis for baby dedications?
Jan
31
comment Genesis 3, original sin and mortality
I'm guessing the project is over, but if you are still curious about different perspectives, you might be interested in asking on Biblical Hermeneutics. We have several Jewish experts over there who understandably don't read this site. Previously there have been question about pain and life in general before the fall. Some of the answers to those questions might be interesting to you.
Jan
31
revised What is the Catholic position on Exodus 20:4?
Making the question flow a bit better.