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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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Revising the “Accepted question types” page

Types of questions that are within community guidelines I think this post could do with an update. I'm going to post draft sections as separate posts so that feedback can be given easier. Then we can ...
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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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Where to post question about Christian theological implication of the Narnia stories

Greetings Christian Narnian fans in C.SE ! Has there been an agreement / convention regarding where to post theological questions connecting any of the following: Christian theology The literary ...
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What to give as close reason if the “Question” is simply not a question?

Why is it always either “there is no God”, or “God exists and is good”? is not a question - it looks like it is meant as an answer to Why is it always either "there is no God", or "God ...
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Can we discuss translation issues?

A few days ago I asked a question which has since become very active, including entering HNQ more than once. Because of it's popularity inside and outside this stack, I want to make sure I'm setting a ...
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Requesting reopening

Can Christians still eat meat with blood in it? The reason given for closing this question does not seem valid. If it was closed due to it being a "Truth" question, I can agree, but being closed as a ...
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Why has my question gained an oddly high number of views?

I'm still fairly new to this Stack, but I've been trying to get involved with writing good questions and answers, and I decided to ask a question that had been on my mind for a while. Relatively ...
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RFC: Replacing the Philosophical close reason

I'd like to replace the current Philosophical/Sociological close reason with one that gets more at the meat of why we're closing the question and offers some help for what to do to fix the question: ...
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Why I am stopped from asking or my questions are closed?

I continuously get stopped from asking questions/ closing my questions because some of the ‘community’ do not like the questions. Clearly, some people have more influence than others. What relevance ...
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Do you mean “According to the Catholic Church” or “Amenable to Catholics”?

When asking a question like: Why do Matthew,Mark and John not give narrative account of the Ascension? Is it reasonable to equate "According to the Catholic Church" with "What do Catholics think" ...
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Moderator deleting upvoted answer because it misses (quote) “superfluous information”

Moderator Peter Turner just deleted my answer, with the following comment: Even though it's rather superfluous this question does ask for a Catholic answer. So you could at least address that Note ...
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One question open and one closed. Why?

The two following questions are quite similar, yet one is closed and the other remained open. What is the reasoning behind this? Is there something that I do not see? How to reply to “You're going to ...
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Does this site need to be more sensitive of other religions?

The answer https://christianity.stackexchange.com/a/75413/47406 twice says: [...] hypocrisy of the religious Jews in question. It implies that the rabbis at the time of Christ's life accepted that ...
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Should we run a community survey/census?

The idea was raised in chat of running our own community survey/census. Do you think this would be a good idea? What sort of questions would be good to include?
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What is the Trinity?

It's pretty much a normal day when we get a somone questioning the Trinity, either because they don't understand it or don't believe in it. We have a lot of questions that we can use as duplicates ...
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Is there any plan in place to remedy the dearth of Moderators on this site?

I feel empathy for the moderators who are left after the fiasco perpetrated by upper management that led to the dismissal of some of the best moderators and the resignation in protest of others. This ...
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Always be ready to give a reason for your hope (with citations)

With only 2 mods left (and with all respect to Mason) only one that actively moderates the site. Flag handling might be a bit off. I'm probably going to have to delete more posts and leave less ...
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I am stepping down as moderator

Eight years. All the way from September 2011 to today, I never once imagined that I would be writing this resignation notice. I can hardly believe that I am writing this now. Through the whole ...
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Should the mods migrate this question from History.SE to C.SE?

This question asks about bilbical prophets, and is being closed at the moment, with some push back from members that "religious texts" are not valid sources. (Which is a load of nonsense, given that ...
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Citing Sources in 2020

I'm sure we've had this discussion before, probably when there were 0 moderators who didn't believe in private interpretation of scripture, but I'm having a hard time figuring out where people draw ...
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What to do about troll-type behavior?

What can be done when the a user posts the same type of content in various answers and comments on various questions despite not being relevant to the topic and the content cannot be substantiated?
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Deal with assumptions being made by accepted answers

I came across two approved answers, with a considerable number of upvotes/exposure, that seem to be assuming points as true, without them being properly discussed by the community, in light of the ...
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What are the results for Hats awarded on the latest Winter Bash

I know I got 11 hats, which should have resulted in being awarded 'The Milliner'hat. But since the Winter Bash closed at midnight everything has disappeared. Does Stack keep a chart of who got what?
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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May I wish all on Christianity SE a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year (2020)?

May I wish all on Christianity SE a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year? Do not care about the votes, so Merry Christmas and may all have a Blessed New Year 2020! I mean all and no one is exempt....
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What is the last day of this year's Winter Bash?

In order to acquire the Philantropist Hat, you have to award a bounty on the last day. Since all the Hats disappear on January 2nd does that mean the last day is Wednesday, January 1st? Because my ...
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Creation of tag [abram]

I was wondering... considering Abraham lived as Abram up until certain point, does it make sense to create a tag "Abram" to speak of questions regarding pre-covenant time and specify in "Abraham"' tag ...
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In order to get an Amazing Grace Winter Bash hat do I have to ask five questions on one site only

I know this is somewhat (no, read totally) pathetic, but I really want an Amazing Grace Winter Bash hat. I need to ask four more questions on Christianity Stack to get my silver there, but can I also ...
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What are Moderator Tools and what am I supposed to do with them now I have access?

This question will probably get down-voted because it looks like I haven't done any research. Trouble is, having gone through the obvious links on the Site Information, I am none the wiser. I ...
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Is Stack Exchange Christianity seen on the Baidu search engine in China?

I wonder if the Christianity site on Stack Exchange is visible to internet users in China, particularly through Baidu, the most common search engine in that country.
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BLOCK QUESTIONS/ANSWERS/COMMENTS THAT ARE WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS

RECENTLY ON THIS QUESTION I FOUND A RUDE COMMENT THAT WAS WRITTEN IN ALL CAPS. I WAS VERY OFFENDED AND I FLAGGED IT AS UNFRIENDLY OR UNKIND. THE COMMENT FLAG WAS MARKED AS HELPFUL (GOOD COMMENT ...
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Does the extraordinary response to the “Brothers, I must go…” post reflect an underlying anti-trans sentiment at Christianity.SE?

Since Brothers, I must go… was first posted, I've read and re-read it multiple times. When you're transgender like me, certain parts are a ghastly read (despite the eloquence). The day I first read ...
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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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Why do people close down questions because the answer is opinion based? Are not all answers about religion opinion based?

You can quote sources, but when it comes to religion all answers are opinion based and not everyone agrees with everybody else on everything. So why do bruised reed, Nigel J, Kris, Matt Gutting, and ...
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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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Bounty statements that alter the original question?

What should be done or is there a protocol to be inaugurated if someone offers a bounty on another’s question and the body seems to alter the question too much. For example, this question has a ...
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Why does this site depress me so much?

As an agnostic, though well-disposed to Christianity, I recently visited this site to ask one very specific question. I stayed around, hoping to learn more. What I have learnt on this site is that (...
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Tag for the time of human history directly prior to Jesus' ministry

I was thinking this question What part did the Psalms play in Jewish worship? could use a better tag than john-the-baptist since it's not really about him, but just the times he lived in. It's not ...
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How to ask questions from a Biblical Theology “Type 1” and “Type 2” perspectives?

As I noted in my exploration of Biblical Theology, there are 5 types of Biblical Theology. My question is: how do I ask questions from Type 1 and Type 2 perspectives? From reading Caleb's answer and ...
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People need to read past the title?

I just asked a question with a rhetorical question in the title. If people had read the body of the question they would have noticed the obvious answer to the question in the title. But they have not ...
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Is this question scoped too broadly?

@NigelJ and I got into a comment discussion on this question. I probably shouldn't have started the discussion, but I wanted to respond to an apparent frame challenge by challenging it. The ...
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Is Christianity.SE suitable for seeking annotated bibliographical list for further research?

I posted a question which understandably attracted "hold" vote for either too broad, attracted "listy" answer, or too TL;DR. I'm new to posting questions to this site, and I'm asking long time ...
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Dear Stack Exchange - a letter

Cross posted from Meta Stack Exchange Dear Stack Exchange, Inc., We know you know about this already, so we'll keep this brief. The past two weeks have been rough. Lots of moderators have lost ...
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We Are NOT Resigning … Yet

We, El’endia Starman, Peter Turner, and Mason Wheeler, are not resigning at this time. However, we object strongly to the way that StackExchange staff handled their disagreement with Monica Cellio. ...
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Brothers, I must go…

In the beginning 8 years, 1 month, and 6 days ago –at something between 2 and 3am– in the first few hours of this site being launched I signed up from a mobile phone browser¹ and was assigned account ...
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Resigning as moderator

With sadness I wish to make you aware that I am stepping down as moderator from this site. There are a number of reasons for this, but the primary immediate causes are Stack Exchange's disgraceful ...

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