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I've been a Christian since 1985, and a member of East Heights United Methodist Church in Wichita since 1994, though I no longer live in Wichita. My theology is Wesleyan/Arminian, but I don't think all Christians must share this view.

I believe that the Bible is inspired but not inerrant, that it was written to teach us about God and not the physical universe.

I believe faith is not an intellectual pursuit but a transformation of our entire being.


Apr
3
comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
That Wikipedia article appears to have been written from a particular point of view. This one is a little more balanced.
Apr
3
comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
I'll try to add more early church references; while the canon wasn't fully settled until the 4th century, the 13 letters with the name Paul at the top were not disputed.
Apr
3
revised How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
reformatted
Apr
3
answered How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Mar
26
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
23
answered What breed of dog was Tobiah's dog?
Mar
20
comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
This is a very thorough explanation.
Mar
20
accepted What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
Mar
19
comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
Markan priority doesn't necessarily require a Q document.
Mar
19
asked What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Mar
19
asked What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
Mar
18
revised Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
updated based on new information
Mar
18
comment Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
@FrankLuke: I'm not looking for live chat. Please see here for what I'm envisioning.
Mar
16
comment Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
Fair enough. I don't want to hijack the comments, but I'd be interested in discussing more about early vs late dating, and which gospels relied on which. Would you be interested in discussing this in a chat room? (That goes for @Jon too.)
Mar
15
comment Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
@Frank: If you date Luke-Acts pre-64, then what does that do to its relationship with the other synoptics? Mark makes a reference to the First Jewish-Roman War as a contemporary event ("let the reader understand" in Mark 13:14), which would place Mark sometime between 66 and 73. So was Luke the earliest gospel? Or do you understand Mark 13:14 differently? (If so, please take a shot at this question.)
Mar
14
answered Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
Mar
12
accepted Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
Mar
10
asked Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
I'll make further comments in chat.
Mar
8
comment Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
I'm not so sure his comments aren't germane. It seems this question is premised on the assumption that textual criticism can determine what is inspired. If we don't make that assumption, how would we reach that conclusion?