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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
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?
Nov
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Those who believe are “especially” saved?
Oct
24
answered Why Luke's gospel was originally anonymous?
Oct
23
answered Is John 21 a later addition to the Fourth Gospel?
Oct
22
comment What are the evidences that Luke is written after/before the fall of Jerusalem?
The issue is not that nobody could have foreseen the destruction of the temple; it's that putting Jesus' prediction in writing makes more sense if the readers already know it was fulfilled. In fact, both Matthew (24:15) and Mark (14:13) have parenthetical notes to the reader emphasizing this very point.
Oct
22
comment What are the evidences that Luke is written after/before the fall of Jerusalem?
Is this a sincere question?
Oct
17
awarded  Suffrage
Oct
16
reviewed Needs Improvement The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Oct
16
reviewed Excellent Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?