Robert Columbia
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Do Mormons secretly pray about you and then consider you included in their church?
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If they were wearing name tags, they were probably official LDS missionaries. Even if not, Latter-day Saints are allowed to (and in fact, are encouraged to) proselytize informally and refer potential ...

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What's up with churches and guitars in this joke from The Big Bang Theory?
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This could be a reference to innovative hymn writers Josef Mohr and Franz Gruber who, in the early 19th century, hastily wrote the Christmas carol Stille Nacht for guitar in order to rescue the ...

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Is the Pope limited in his authority over the Order of Malta?
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Canon Law and secular law are separate concepts. According to New Advent: Contrasted with the imperial or Caesarian law (jus caesareum), canon law is sometimes styled pontifical law (jus ...

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Does the Catholic Church have a list of Good Books?
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The Catholic Church has a concept of an imprimatur ("let it be printed"), an approval granted to a book by a bishop. The following text often accompanies an imprimatur: The nihil obstat and ...

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Are there any denominations that do not require pastors to be college educated?
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Amish and some Mennonites practice this. I met a Beachy Amish pastor several years ago who was selected by "lot" without needing to go to college. This practice, I believe, is based on Acts 1:26 where ...

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Have there been any Christian writings on the genetics of Jesus?
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Ron Wyatt, a researcher who was a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, claimed that he had discovered the blood of Jesus on the Ark of the Covenant and that it had only 23 chromosomes (i.e. ...

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