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I've been writing software for 25+ years now. I started the Great Lakes Functional Programming Conference in 2012. I pursue ornithology as an avocation.

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May
3
revised How Is the Date of Composition of the Gospels Estimated?
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Mar
18
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
25
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
@JonEricson Good suggestion. I'll try to think of ways to fix the question to reduce the possibility of a flame war.
Feb
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
22
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
I was looking for something along the lines of some historical evidence either way. Since this seems to merely be a potential point of heated arguments, I'm deleting the question.
Feb
22
comment Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
Thanks for that lucid response.
Feb
22
asked Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
Feb
1
comment Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
Thanks Mike--I think you did answer my question; I just needed to ponder your answer a bit further is all.
Feb
1
comment Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Good to know, at least, that it's not a dumb question. :-)
Feb
1
accepted Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
Feb
1
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
comment Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
I understand we perceive this as hypocritical--what I'm wondering about is Matthew's intention in including it in his Gospel account. Was he trying to paint the chief priests as being hypocrites?
Jan
31
asked Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
Jan
31
comment What is the significance of 153 fish?
Does the 153 have any significance in light of gnostic beliefs?
Jan
31
comment Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Thank you for that excellent and thorough response. I had always wondered about "most excellent". I assumed it had some special meaning and wasn't just flattery.
Jan
31
accepted Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Jan
30
asked Is Luke's “Theophilus” An Actual Person or an Allegorical Person
Oct
16
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
12
awarded  Commentator
Sep
12
comment Does Paul command the Corinthians to remain unmarried?
I won't post this as an answer but it is wise in evaluating texts of this sort to bear context in mind. It's likely that Paul like other early Christians held the belief that the second coming was going to occur any time. Any earthly attachments, including marriage, would be tying someone to this Earthly life. I can't take credit for this observation but I also cannot recall where I read it--hence I add this as a comment.