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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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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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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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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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How do we separate the Joseph tag

I realize that I tagged a question about "Joseph" (in-Genesis) (the one in Genesis) with the same tag as Joseph, the husband-of-mary. How should we disambiguate the two? 2020 Edit, I (moderator Peter,...
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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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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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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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Can we rename the “virgin-mary” tag to the more neutral “mary-mother-of-jesus”?

The virgin-mary tag is used for a lot of questions for which the perpetual virginity of Mary is not relevant. As most protestants reject the perpetual virginity of Mary this is problematic - it would ...
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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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Can we ban and delete all the help-me-find-a-cassette-tape questions?

Christian story/song from the 1980s Looking for song or name of children’s Christian cassette tape! Looking for a cassette tape. Help please if possible Little drummer boy cassette I'm looking for ...
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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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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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Why are obvious trolls tolerated?

This site will of course attract many questions outside its scope, so a lot of "please read the tour" comments are left to help folks understand the scope and limitations agreed upon to keep it open ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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Valid questions from different sects?

Recently, I posted a question that seems quite good and valid from a Jehovah Witness’ standpoint (Was Jesus a separate god?). It (almost) immediately got a -1 vote. The question was worded, I ...
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A basic Bible or history question shouldn't have a denominational component

I’m seeing a recurring issue that I get downvoted for that never seems to get directly addressed, and I feel is kind of biased. If someone asks for what the Catholic Church says about a subject, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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