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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.


Jan
24
revised Is John 21 a later addition to the Fourth Gospel?
edit for clarity
Jan
10
revised Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
changed "Christ" to "Jesus" and added link to Witherington's analysis
Jan
9
revised Was the ending of Matthew 28 added later?
reworded for clarity
Dec
26
revised What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
removed advertisement from last line of answer
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
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
May
20
revised Are women really saved by childbearing according to 1 Timothy 2:15?
edited to better reflect Witherington's actual claim
Apr
3
revised How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
reformatted
Mar
18
revised Did Luke use Josephus as a source?
updated based on new information
Feb
9
revised Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
finished my thought in the first sentence under "third person"
Feb
9
revised Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
added third person section
Dec
19
revised Historically, how was Jonah classified in terms of literary genre?
fixed unfinished sentence from my original post
Dec
14
revised Can we date Mark without first committing to an interpretation of the Olivet Discourse?
expanded on evldence from 1 Clement
Nov
18
revised Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
fixed grammar and clarified
Oct
27
revised What are higher and lower criticism?
added alternative terms that may be more common than "higher" and "lower"
Oct
27
revised Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
clarified that I am not setting interpretive principle against each other