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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.


Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
Dec
14
reviewed Reviewed Did David keep household idols?
Dec
14
reviewed No Action Needed What did Moses do at Horeb in the first place?
Dec
14
comment Can Hosea 6:1-3 be interpreted as a prophecy of Jesus' resurrection?
-1 for "However, the person who would claim that it does not refer to Christ bears the burden of proof." The burden of proof should never rest on proving a negative.
Dec
12
awarded  Excavator
Dec
12
revised Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
added link to the DH question referenced in the first paragraph
Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed What is the “first resurrection”?
Dec
12
reviewed No Action Needed Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
Dec
10
awarded  Custodian
Dec
10
reviewed No Action Needed Why “Inn” for “Kataluma” in Luke 2:7
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open What hermeneutical principal did Matthew use in 2:15 when quoting the Tanakh?
Dec
10
comment Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed?
One interpretation I've seen is that Judas was expecting Jesus to lead a rebellion against Rome, and was getting restless waiting for it to happen. By having Jesus arrested he was hoping to force Jesus' hand and get the rebellion started. When events played out in a very different way, Judas committed suicide.
Dec
10
awarded  Custodian
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open 1Cor. 5:5: “To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh” - In what way?
Dec
10
comment How can we understand differences between the NWT and Latin/Hebrew/Greek on Zechariah 12:10?
FWIW, the Revised Standard Version and New Revised Standard Version also translate this him/the one who was pierced, presumably for different reasons than the NWT.
Dec
10
awarded  Custodian
Nov
13
comment What evidence exists that supports the understanding of the Exodus as a deliverance metanarrative and not as a historical narrative?
Isn't this now asking the opposite of the original question?
Nov
13
revised What did “ekklesia” mean in the Classical Greek and later the Septuagint, and did the meaning change when it was translated in the KJV bible?
twice -> three times
Nov
13
answered What did “ekklesia” mean in the Classical Greek and later the Septuagint, and did the meaning change when it was translated in the KJV bible?