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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.


May
18
accepted How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
May
15
asked How many wives does Deuteronomy allow a king to have?
Apr
29
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
14
accepted What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
Apr
11
comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
@RonMaimon: I never noticed the doublets--not their significance, anyway--until someone pointed out the pattern to me. Accusing others of willful blindness is not likely to help the conversation.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Just another angle on rough edges: Most translations won't show it (Young's Literal Translation does), but Mark often writes in ungrammatical Greek, switching from present to past tense and back--sometimes in the same sentence. Matthew and especially Luke don't make the same grammatical mistakes.
Apr
6
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Thanks for the thoroughness of this answer.
Apr
6
accepted What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
Apr
4
asked What is the evidence for the existence of the Q document?
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?