6,356 reputation
2256
bio website fivesecondreview.wordpress.co…
location Downtown Burbank
age 40
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jul 18 at 23:40

Stack Exchange employs me as a Community Manager. I've been known to respond to jericson@stackexchange.com.

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

On a personal note, I'm married and have three children. Our oldest son loves school, friends, games, and reading. (He can't wait to get on our LEGO® Answers site, but he's not quite old enough. My posts there are usually at his request.) Two of my children happen to have been born on the same day. I sometimes write about that experience.

Don't have time for a full review of something? Why not try my 5-second reviews?

Occasionally, I write a post for Eschewmenical.


Feb
9
accepted What is the Catholic position on Exodus 20:4?
Feb
9
accepted How does the Catholic Church understand the priesthood of all believers?
Feb
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
7
comment Is there a way to prove the God of the Bible?
This is, in fact, a philosophy of religion question.
Feb
6
answered According to the scripture, when and how is the world destroyed?
Feb
6
comment What did Jesus write on the ground?
On the question of the authority of the passage itself, see: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/3506/914
Feb
6
comment Was 'Jesus and the woman taken in adultery' in St. John a later addition, and does this invalidate infallibility?
Also related: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/68/…
Feb
3
comment What arguments would you give to teenagers who are unconcerned about eternal life?
@Peter and Marc: I think there's a philosophical question here as well. I'm concerned that Western society has fallen into moral relativism because we teach our children to not judge others (a good thing in general) and not to trust any moral authority (a disastrous result).
Feb
3
answered Why is the Bible so short?
Feb
3
comment Why is the Bible so short?
I gotta say, if you asked 100 believers if the Bible was too short, 99 would say that it's way too long. (To my shame, I've probably read the Lord of the Rings as many times as the Bible and it takes weeks rather than months.)
Feb
3
comment How does Christ define a Christian?
Interesting commentary. I've been mediating on the idea of felix culpa lately and this is another piece to that puzzle.
Feb
3
comment How does Christ define a Christian?
That doesn't mean Jesus didn't talk about membership in His community: He just used different terms. (But technically, this is the correct answer.)
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.)