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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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Patience and respect

I have read some answers to questions that I feel are rude and narcissistic. People need answers. If a question comes to you, please back up everything with verse. This type of behavior is why the ...
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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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Can and should this question be salvaged?

What if someone else sins for you is put on hold (rightly so) for being a truth question of the form "Is X a sin?". I think this question is interesting and could be salvaged if it is reformulated as ...
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Who is we ? The we that appears in “we do no not run the site”

Who is we ? In other words who wrote "we do no not run the site"? Curious question ? Curious questioner for sure ! Names, the names of people are so important in general. It all started with Avram/...
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Why does there appear to be a distinct lack of good questions on Christianity Stack recently?

Is it just my imagination or are the number of decent questions on Christianity Stack falling off? All week I've been searching for something I can answer and most of the interesting ones were put on ...
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What about non denominational questions?

Having been a casual user of this site for some time, I have noticed some patterns. Purely off of my own experience I will say that the preferred form of question seems to be scoping to a particular ...
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Can a question be BOTH off and on topic?

In this question: What are the requirements to be a prophet? Peter Turner asks "A current day prophet or a old testament prophet?" and I said both. Then which his reply was to close the question. I am ...
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How can you put up the blinders and forget 1000+ years of animus with Custom Filters?

In the interest of making this a less fun easier to moderate site, I'd encourage every one to come up with some custom filters to help narrow down things you're actually interested in any avoid things ...
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Is Rastafari on topic?

A quick look at the Rastafari religion on Wikipedia may lead you to believe they consider themselves a kind of Christian. Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism, is an Abrahamic religion that ...
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Are scripture only answers to Catholic Scripture questions not answers?

If there's a question about Scripture, asking for a Catholic answer, do answers which only cite scripture qualify as not-an-answer? Case in point: Why did Jesus only appear in short apparitions to ...
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Tag 'augustine' for Augustine orders?

The tag 'augustine' has in it's tag wiki: "Questions on works and thought St. Augustine of Hippo, an early Christian author, philosopher and theologian, and their reflections in doctrine of various ...
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A great idea from another stack exchange site

This stack exchange community has great idea Read a passage of the Bible, reflect on it, consult a commentary if necessary, and find a discussion on this site that relates to it. I'm not a member ...
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Are questions identifying a belief and asking if any denomination or theologian believes it considered on topic?

There is a question currently On Hold asking about how Jesus was able to see Nathanael underneath the fig tree before Philip called him. It seems that the author has a particular interest in ...
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Question which received clear and non-contradicting answers being closed as “primarily opinion-based ”?

I have recently asked this question which was closed a couple of days later. I find this strange for the following reasons: Similar posts being accepted and upvoted Agreement - all the answers are ...
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Should duplicates be made from low quality questions?

I am trying to improve on my question and am having trouble. The linked duplicate I believe is not helping. My question was mark as a duplicate to a poor received question also does not answer may ...
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Preventive check on the suitability of a possible answer

Regarding this recent question: Comparison of Age of Earth according to Biblical theories I would very much like to give the following answer which is reason-based, not faith-based. However, I ...
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Who are the Moderators on Christianity Stack and are they Christians?

I came across an old Christianity Stack question where an answer had been removed by the Moderators. That made me wonder who the Moderators are. My question is, who are the Moderators on Christianity ...
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How to appeal a down vote based on false allegation?

Did St. Thomas of Aquinas deny the Holy Spirit proceeds immediately from the Father alone? In my recent post, I was downvoted by a user who accused me for confusing Gennadius II Scholarius who lived ...
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Is unqualified bibilical inerrancy, which implies YEC, the only acceptable line in CSE?

I have recently been addressed a comment [1], while dealing with the issues of whether Abraham left Haran before or after his father Terah's death and of the inerrancy of deacon Stephen's statement on ...
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Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? and other questions

Questions Must answers comply with the tags associated to the question? What should I do if the answer is vaguely related to the question, or answers the question, but in a different context then the ...
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I have 2 questions. The 1st is: Is this the right place for discussing the deletion of an answer?

The 2nd is not strictly a question, but a defense of a recently deleted answer of mine. I will write it next assuming the answer to the 1st question is "yes". If it is "no", please tell me where to ...