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Innapropriate deletion of answer

When Christians say "the Lord" in everyday speech, do they mean Jesus or the Father? This topic was answered according to the scriptures - this is Christianity after all. The excuse given to ...
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There are too many “trinity” tags (and not enough too)?

Currently, there are these "trinity" related tags: trinity (371) persons-of-the-trinity (83) trinitarian (0) trinitarianism (0) and non-trinitarian (29) It's not at all obvious why the ...
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Are philosophical questions bordering on Christian theology on topic?

This question currently has 2 vote-to-close with the reason "General philosophical or sociological questions are off-topic unless clearly asking for a doctrinal answer." although this ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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Should “Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper?” really have been closed as a duplicate?

Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper? The above question has been closed as a duplicate of the following questions: What are the Church Laws governing ingredients and shapes of altar bread in ...
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Why was my prophets of mercy question migrated yet my guitar question is on-topic?

Are questions on jokes or about fictional events on topic? What's up with churches and guitars in this joke from The Big Bang Theory? https://movies.stackexchange.com/questions/111915/what-were-...
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Using tables for fun and rep!

Now that we've got tables, I think we can start getting some more side-by-side Latin/Greek/English/Tagalog/Klingon textual comparisons going here. I'd love to see something like what NewAdvent does ...
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Are overview ethics questions ok?

This is based on this question which while I believe is a good question, I don't believe is a good fit for this site, but maybe I don't understand the rules as well as I believe since a mod commented ...
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Is there any way to make a denomination-agnostic question on-topic without the old trick of turning it into an overview question?

I recently asked this question. If you check the edit history, my question was originally intended to be denomination-agnostic, i.e., open to answers from any Christian denomination. However, that's ...
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What is this SE's attitude towards Christianity?

Is this an SE about Christianity, or is this a Christian SE? That is, is this a SE for asking what positions are held within Christianity, or is it an SE in which the truth of Christianity is assumed, ...
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Not a Duplicate - Kindly Reopen

According to Catholic Teaching: Why is God allowing COVID-19? This question was marked as a duplicate, but it is not a duplicate. I am not asking if COVID-19 can generate any good or if there is a ...
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Advent Bounties 2020

Not sure if Advent seems early or late to you (or you're in a liturgical tradition that doesn't celebrate Advent (or you have no liturgical tradition)) but Advent's the season of the year leading up ...
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The Eastern Catholicism tag

I've recently created some questions on Catholicism, and while I refer to Roman Catholicism, I don't want to necessarily exclude Eastern Catholicism or anything in full communion with Roman atholicism ...
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Given that Martin Luther King Jr is so revered in the US, why is there no tag for him on Christianity.SE?

My impression is that Christianity.SE, having hung around SE for some time, has an active readership of mostly Christians from the US. Given how I've heard how Martin Luther King Jr is revered in the ...
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If an off-topic question is edited should it be reopened and the existing answers deleted, or should the OP be prompted to ask it as a new question?

One common situation on this site is that someone will ask an off-topic question and before it can be closed one or more answers are written. One example is What is an overview of Christian viewpoints ...
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Are Scholarly Answers About Christianity On-Topic?

I am trying to ascertain whether, or to what extent, scholarly (1) answers about Christianity and its various denominations (as opposed to faith-based answers written from a believer's perspective) ...
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Why have some of my questions been deleted from my activity/inbox, while others remain?

Why have some of my questions been deleted from my activity/inbox? I have some closed questions still there.
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Improving my question about who is or will be in heaven

I recently asked the following question: According to Baptists: Which persons are known to be (eventually) in heaven? The original version of the question was not this specific about a Christian group ...
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Why is this worded with such poor grammar? [closed]

Looking at a user profile one often finds this: Apparently, this user prefers to keep an air of mystery about them. This is terrible grammar. Them is only used in what might be considered a ...
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Why was my answer about Jesus and the early church just deleted?

So, I posted an answer for this question, and it was just deleted: What were Church Father's views on Jews and Judaism? In response to a question about what the theologians of the Early Church ...
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Proper way of adding to overview answers

What should I do in list/overview question like this one: What is an overview of Christian viewpoints on the eternal destiny of individuals who die never hearing the Gospel? when I think a smaller ...
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Ways to improve a question

I asked a very negatively received question, I was hoping to find answers to a hypothetical case of excommunication of a Pope. I wanted an answer in a general sense. Can a Pope be excommunicated? And ...
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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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When should a community wiki posts be removed?

When should a community wiki posts be removed? There seems to be an individual that is making a certain number of community wiki posts (answers). However, I am not sure these posts merit that status. ...
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Recommendations? Really?

I flagged this question: Recommendation of a book about this specific topics? Because it's explicitly asking for recommendations, which are opinion based. A moderator declined my flag, and only Heaven ...
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Why are so many closed questions?

Only in the first page of the newest questions there are 8 of the first 15 questions closed, and the numbers are not that different in the next pages. Couldn't this create a disincentive to generate ...
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Tag for method in theology

I'm proposing a new tag method-in-theology to have this definition: The study of how a theology is constructed by combining exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and ...
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Ecumenical Councils Tag Definition

Not wanting to get into the contentions C v P argument that I had no idea existed until today, but for our Ecumenical Council tag, https://christianity.stackexchange.com/tags/ecumenical-council/info ...
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How not to have your ignorance mistaken for disrespect?

I have turned to the Christian faith not so long ago. Thus, I have got very much to learn. Alas, some of my misinterpretations might appear to be too wrong to a proper Christian. I always leave a ...
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Some tag change suggestions

gospels and gospel: these two tags get confused quite a lot. I think it would be a bit clearer if gospel was changed to the-gospel. ethics and morality: should these tags be merged? There's a lot of ...
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Can Jehovah's Witnesses run for Moderator?

I probably should have asked this a few weeks ago, but didn't think about it. Can Jehovah's Witnesses run for moderator on secular websites (like this one) or is that something their religion ...
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2020 Moderator Election Results

Christianity’s fourth moderator election has come to a close, the votes have been tallied and the two new moderators are: They’ll be joining the existing crew shortly—please thank them for ...
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Is double voting allowed?

This morning I looked at an answer that I had up-voted last year, and realized that I had originally misread part of it. It really shouldn't have had my up-vote, so I clicked on the up-triangle, and ...
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Are questions asking for verse searches salvageable or off-topic?

We get lots of questions recently that all have been closed, maybe we can salvage some. This one in particular asks for scriptures that "support either side". So I assume this could be answered by ...
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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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Is this sect appropriate for an answer?

A while ago, I asked the question Do any denominations teach that Adam and Eve had children in the Garden of Eden?, of the back of another question. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it hasn't gained any answer,...
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Noah's Ark Question Tax

I'd like to have a charity to link people who drop by to ask random Noah's Ark questions linked to a post on meta, not just to razzle them a little, but because it might do some good. Could someone ...
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2020 Community Moderator Election

The 2020 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks,...
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2020 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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2020 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

The purpose of this thread was to collect questions for the questionnaire. The questionnaire is now live, and you may find it here. Christianity Stack Exchange is scheduled for an election next week, ...
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Interdenominational Christian themed competition on meta?

I would like to hear your thought on the possibility of an interdenominational friendly competition for our meta site? Travel SE has a monthly photo competition. Their rules can be seen here. ...
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Where do exegetical questions on an apocryphal text belong?

The question What is the “head-band” Judith gives to Anna in the Protoevangelium of James? about one of the more famous NT apocryphal text is valid and worthy of investigation. But does the question ...
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What are some good questions for me to ask on here? [duplicate]

I remember asking a question on here on this website, and was told that this wasn’t actually a forum and such, I would like to ask how can I ask a good question on here?
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How many people are on Christianity Stack Exchange because of Stack Overflow?

As a programmer and Jesus-lover, I'm very curious what portion of people made it to Christianity StackExchange because of programming. Please also let me know how you got here if it wasn't through ...
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What is the definition of the word Christianity in relation to this site?

Could you please define the word that bears the title of this site, Christianity, in terms accepted by this site? I think this question may have an answer in the provided link below, but because of ...
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How to best deal with the Coronavirus situation?

How can we as a community deal with the influx of Coronavirus-19 questions coming in. We all realize that the present situation seems surreal to many Christians. What is the best way to deal with ...
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Is it right to allow answers to questions asking from a particular faith's perspective from someone completely outside that particular faith?

I recently saw a question asking for the Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic perspectives on one particular theological issue. The accepted answer, which came from a very highly rated contributor, ...
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How should we deal with a term that is unwanted (by intersex people)?

In one example I came across, a post mentioned intersex. However, it also included a term used in older literature. I guess this was aimed at readers who only know the old term. NOTE: Please avoid ...
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Would it be a problem to ask the question of historical proof of the existence of the controversial St. Philomena?

Would it be a problem to ask the question of historical proof of the existence of the controversial St. Philomena within the Catholic Church? I realize that this subject matter could upset some ...
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Community Promotion Ads — 2020

2020 has come! But… oops, where did the time go? It’s already March! Belated as it is, it’s time for a refresh of Community Promotion Ads! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads ...

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