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What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't)

Once again, we're seeing an influx of new talent, which is GREAT! A growing community means more people, sharing new perspectives, or perhaps bringing a clearer explanation of an already described ...
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How we are different than other sites

So, we have a brand new About page. On that page, it says: Christianity - Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for committed Christians, experts in Christianity and those interested in ...
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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Questionnaire

In connection with the moderator elections, we are holding a Q&A thread for the candidates. Questions collected from an earlier thread have been compiled into this one, which shall now serve as ...
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Should we allow or avoid non-standard pronouns?

This question brings up an important question: Do we want to allow or avoid the use of non-standard English such as the words zie and zir as non gender specific pronouns on this site?
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What to do with "Is x a sin" questions?

I'm not sure if it's more appropriate to post this as a new question, or put a new answer on the old one, but a while back, someone has asked "Are 'is x a sin' questions on topic?" That question was ...
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Why is this stack exchange never about christian issues?

I am very concerned about this "forum" and I believe it to be a lie. This is a open rebuke. None of the topics I have seen are ever discussed by Christians (I have been a Christian for about ...
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Tips for editing a question to make it suitable for re-opening

Hopefully you're here because your question has been closed as "Too Broad" or "Primarily Opinion Based" and someone left a comment suggesting that you edit your question and try to get it reopened. ...
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Why was the question about reconciling wrongs closed?

I asked How should one reconcile a wrong against another person? 2.5 years ago and received only positive feedback. (Also a good answer and a gold badge.) The question asks about something that I ...
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Why do questions that the Bible has answers for keep being put on hold?

I am new to this site. I can answer a lot of these questions that are on hold from the Bible, like the one about the hem of the garment, or what Jesus and Paul said about the Law. These are legitimate ...
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Is Christianity.SE a OP's Gets it or Community Gets it community?

Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers So, I haven't read a ton about it, but it seems like we dropped the ball on polling for this, does anybody care? We don't have a ton ...
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Why were my answers deleted, is there a moderator bias on this site?

I've just joined this site and have had 2 of my answers deleted by wax eagle and both were questions that touched upon Calvinism, and my answers were clearly not from a Calvinistic perspective. Though ...
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Verbiage for new "Truth Question" close reason

Followup to: Can we have a close reason for “Truth Questions”? We need some concise, and very new-user friendly verbiage for the new close reason, related to "Truth Questions" (of which Is X a sin? ...
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Why do all these questions have to be directed towards man made denominations?

Jesus said clearly only he is our teacher and master. But the moderators demand you ask a specific denomination...which is exactly what Jesus said not to do. Matthew 23:8 (KJV) 8 But be not ye called ...
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Which "no-tradition-specified" exegesis questions should be closed?

This site has dozens of open exegesis questions that ask for interpretations of biblical texts but that do not specify a tradition. Of these, many have lain dormant for years and have not recently ...
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Are we officially ready to add "Truth question" as the third off-topic question close/on-hold reason?

About four and a half months ago, Flimzy proposed a new off-topic close reason for questions: Truth questions. Here is the relevant Meta post. In wax eagle's answer, he listed three main things that ...
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Why was "How many jews were in times of Jesus" on hold?

This is actually a good question. This actually reveals how many Jews were during the time of Jesus Christ. This will help to reveal the type of community where Jesus Christ lived and to whom he ...
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Why is hubris allowed on this site?

I answered a question. My answer may be right or wrong. That's not the issue. Someone calling themselves, comically, "David," wrote in his comment to my answer: That's not what the question was. ...
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I'm new here and I'm having some difficulty understanding guidelines for questions

I just joined this site, but I am a 2000+ rep user on Stack Overflow, so I have been around the Stack Exchange site for some time and understand the goals of its Q&A format. With that said, I'm ...
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Do we allow questions asking for personal exegesis?

Lately there have been several questions in the format "What does (insert Bible Story) mean/teach us?" These aren't scoped to request a particular view, and as worded, most of them are clearly asking ...
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Can part of a question be answered for overview questions?

If a question is asking for a survey of beliefs, should one representative response be allowed to exist as an answer, with the hope that other belief representation will also exist as separate answers?...
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Christian StackExchange and why so many downvotes?

Christian StackExcange seems to be a useful site.But the downvoting of good questions is destroying the "Big picture" If you have two questions with a downvote,you can`t ask another question for days,...
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According to whom?

Over on my other favorite StackExchange site, there's a problem with quality questions that's so pervasive that the community has sort of adopted a no-tolerance, no exceptions approach to such ...
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Why is there a truth tag?

Related: We can't handle the truth The site tour specifically states, "Do not ask about truth questions..." Why is there a truth tag if truth questions are discouraged?
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Truth Question- What is truth?

I am starting to understand that this site is more than what it appeared on first glance. The second I read "secular site," I about left for good. Anyway, I realize this site has specific guidelines ...
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Are members explicitly questioning Christianity accepted?

Is it generally accepted when a member who does not believe in a deity aims to critically question aspects of Christianity? That could be seen as an attack against Christianity. But it is not an ...
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Does "faq" sometimes mean "recommended reading"?

Out of curiosity, I sorted the meta questions by votes just now, and saw that many of our great meta posts (ones that I would consider recommended reading for new users) are not tagged faq. Yet, some ...
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What types of questions can I ask on this site?

Introduction There are lots of important questions about Christianity and faith which cannot be effectively handled on this site: questions about personal lives, our relationships with God, and what ...
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Would like to ask for resources on a topic but worried it might be against the rules

I have a question I'd like to post on the main site. I imagine that someone there could give me an answer, but I'd like to find some scholarly literature on the subject in addition to getting thoughts ...
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Is my question (about "God-Who-Hears") really off-topic?

I woke up the other day, wondering if God had a specific 'God Who Hears' name. I searched the internet, but only got a few hits. I asked my pastor about it, and he didn't know of one, so I thought I'...
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How was my answer "clearly not the type of answer that the OP is looking for"?

I participate on nearly a dozen SE forums and none delete questions and answers faster than C.SE. @Nathan deleted my answer to this question with the comment, "This is clearly not the type of answer ...

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