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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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I don't understand why I cannot answer this question

Why did Jesus say he came to create division? It seems like this topic was closed because the mods didn't like the comments on it. That seems wrong. Why can't I answer this question? What is going on ...
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Why if this is a discussion forum for Christianity are Christianity Q's closed as off topic?

Thread Example: If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God how did the Lord Jesus show His “hands and feet” after the resurrection? If flesh & blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God ...
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Closing Opinion Based Questions and the new Niceness

I want to talk about a specific class of opinion based questions That I believe should be handled differently from the standard 'close it'. We all know that we don't want to be in a position where ...
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WHERE can we ask a truth or advice question?

I really don't know if this question belongs on this meta or stack exchange meta or Area 51. Suggestions appreciated. Anyways! I know that we can't handle the truth and we don't give pastoral advice ...
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Was the circumcision question put on hold for valid reason?

This question https://christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/50629/why-did-god-gave-circumcision-to-abraham Was put on hold called a truth question. I think it is a question answerable from ...
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Why should this question be closed?

Since this needs only one more vote I may as well call attention to it so someone can finish killing it - According to the Catholic Church, does Jesus condemn those who don't believe? As the ...
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What is wrong with answering general questions Biblicaly?

@Caleb after having reviewed your comments on: Did Jesus mean that heaven and earth would actually pass away in Matthew 24:25? I am confused as I was under the impression that this site was to answer ...
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Does this site really need to be questions of the form, "what does X denomination believe about Y"?

I understand the difference between a Stack Exchange site and other sites, but at the same time, academic theology like that written in journals is not all dedicated to this form. I know these sites ...
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Am I actually about to be question banned? [duplicate]

So I clicked on the 'ask' button today (on the main site) and got a warning popup: Wait! Some of your past questions have not been well-received, and you're in danger of being blocked from asking any ...
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Why are so many questions being put on hold all of a sudden?

It seems that since coming to this site more and more questions have been put on hold, that would have elicited answers a year or so ago. I will use this question as an example; https://christianity....
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My question, posted yesterday, had 1 request to reopen it, has disappeared completely, especially from my folders?

In the explanation given to me with stack exchange info., it says that questions, even if they get closed, will always remain visible for the person who asked them. No so, mine disappeared. The ...
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Suggestion for a minor change to the marriage tag excerpt

Update This proposal was suggested and approved. Revision 10 of the excerpt Revision 9 of the wiki Original Post A while ago, I endeavored to clarify the use of the marriage tag and its related ...
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What if we assume that questions of the form "Is X true" mean "What does denomination Y say about X" for all Y?

(Sorry if the title is sort of algebraic. I did not know a way to state it better as a title.) Currently, Truth Questions are bad. I have an idea on how we can make them good. The idea is we would ...
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Why was my question marked as "off-topic"?

I don't really understand why my question was marked as "off-topic". This question was also marked as seeking "pastoral advice." Since my post is about some aspect of Christianity (and, thus, is on-...
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If I delete an answer I made what happens?

I hastily posted an answer and immediately lost 8 reputation points to down votes. I would delete it but that might be making things worse What should one do other than be more careful next time
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Why is answering my own question considered as blocking others from answering it?

Why is answering my own question considered as blocking others from answering it? After all, an option to "Answer your question" is offered. Quote Your question is not clear, but becomes ...
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Reopening questions

From time to time there might be a question that need to be put on hold because it is a duplicate or the question is not clear and too broad. But even after the person who asked the question finish ...
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How is one expected to know all the positions in a overview question on this site?

One can't possibly know all the possible positions of a given topic. I am expanding the question a bit in an attempt to have a greater understanding of what the idea exchange expects. Help me ...
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I can't tell if this is a Truth question or historical question

If this is a Truth question, then it should be closed. If it is a historical question, then it should be left open. The problem is, with this case, I can't tell if it's a Truth question or a ...
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What should be the title of questions so it would not be closed?

I have these questions which pretty much have been closed (although I find the question legit and valid), so what must be the title of these questions that it will not be closed: Is it okay to become ...

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