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Proper way to address answers that don't answer questions from denomination persepective?

Very similar question (however asked almost 9 years ago with only 1 answer with negative votes) this question also vaguely addresses this topic, but not exactly. I mainly watch the LDS tag, mainly ...
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Effective personal scripture study methods?

When I study the scriptures the methods I employ vary by topic, time I have available, and reason for studying. I mainly rely on(not in order of importance or of usage): external sources (non-...
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Be Nice - A Simple Reminder

At times there are a series of incidents where people have started being quite confrontational and generally unpleasant to other users. I don't want to call anyone out or mention any specifics but can ...
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10 year retrospective

Hard to imagine that 10 years I was frantically clicking f5 so I could be the first user on the site, but wound up losing out to the bots and being number 4. Anybody else have any good (or not so good)...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Is it fair to use "protestant" as a synonym for "credobaptist"?

Is it fair to use "protestant" as a synonym for "credobaptist"? I've noticed several instances here (both recent and historic) of folks using using "protestant" as a ...
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Manuscript about Jesus by @SLM

I read an answer where @SLM wrote a 92,000 word manuscript about the life, death, and burial of Jesus. Is there a way to order it?
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Guidelines for asking atheist questions without hurting sensibilities

I am new to this stack exchange, and it may appear strange that my very first post is one on meta. However, I want to make sure that my presence will not be a pointless source of frustration. I am an ...
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Why was my answer mod-censored?

Someone asked: What in the Bible or Christianity is specifically applicable to addiction? My upvoted and previously accepted answer was deleted because apparently it was deemed "advice". ...
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Is it legitimate for a website labelled with the name of Christ to discuss the 'biblical basis' for deceptive claims?

Is it legitimate that a website which bears the name of 'Christ' should debate and discuss the possibility that people should deceitfully claim that they have been vaccinated when, in fact, they have ...
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Are some recommendation questions considered as topic?

There have be a few recommendation questions in the past. Some were in fact simply a resource request, which is considered on topic. Beer, Wine & Alcohol SE recommendation questions are quite ...
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Are questions seeking the perspective of a certain subset of Christians on the experiences of another group (Christian or otherwise) on-topic?

My recently asked question What is an overview of how Christians make sense of the testimonial evidence for alien abductions, alien close encounters & UFO sightings? seeking an overview of ...
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Are "what does everybody believe about X?" questions still off-topic? [duplicate]

It's been a while since I was last active on this Stack. At one time it was the rule that a general "what does everyone believe about X?" question was off-topic. Rather, people had to ...
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How to handle question edits? [closed]

Recently this question was asked what precedent is there in the bible for a 'further revelation'. It was tagged with lds and several of the references in the question were pertaining to the LDS faith (...
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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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Heavy-handed, biased moderating, or something else?

Some serious issue here as a newbie Q was edited to become the opposite of intended query. What was a 'tradition - bible query' is now a soapbox for Nicene theology. The newbie might well have asked ...
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Do we ask about the views of xyz religion so we can understand them or so we can criticize them?

My initial reaction to questions asking about the belief of a particular religion is that the question is seeking to understand the beliefs of that religion, possibly to include an analysis of what ...
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What makes a good supported answer?

In response to Can we reverse the trend on low quality posts? we would like to propose the following thoughts on what defines a good supported answer. In order to give a valid answer about ...
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RFC: Spirit Realm Investigation Results [closed]

I'm not sure about you, but I'd like to know if Spirit Realm Investigator is going to issue a report something in Q3. Spirit Realm Investigator seems to me like a modern day Vladimir I and I, for one ...
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Harassment of Latter-day Saints on this site

Jesus taught: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: On Christianity Stack Exchange, however... In the ...
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Censorship on Christianity Stack, what steps should I take?

I asked a question about the Catholic Church participation in genocide and it was closed with very weak reasoning. Does the Catholic church support its participation in genocide? Its not surprising ...
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The font used in this site is not good for on screen reading

It is hard to read on screen with the current serif font. Please kindly consider to change to sans serif fonts such as Arial, Droid Sans, Georgia, etc. Serif fonts are only good for printing.
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Why is there a philosophy tag if philosophical questions are off-topic?

The OP for this question queried that it was closed due to the following reason : General philosophical or sociological questions are off-topic unless clearly asking for a doctrinal answer. See: On-...
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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 ...
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Inappropriate 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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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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Reviving closed questions

I have seen it mentioned that since the C.SE has been active for so many years, there seem to be fewer new questions coming in. Given that, along with the high number of questions which have been ...
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How would someone ask a question about the evidence for 1st century Church history while allowing New Testament documents to be cited?

How would someone ask a question about the evidence for 1st century Church history on C SE while allowing New Testament documents to be cited, since New Testament documents are the bulk of evidence we ...
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What should happen to questions that no longer match the answers and comments?

I was wondering what the comments and the answer had to do with this question, (What is the biblical support for being 'born again' in this age or life?) as they seemed to be totally irrelevant. It ...
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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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Is it the font or color scheme that makes this site hard to bear for me?

I am generally having a hard time reading many of the questions in this font / color scheme of the new site. Honestly, the new layout and colors make me not want to come back to this site at all. This ...
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What kinds of questions should have the canon-law tag?

Recently I noticed, while reviewing suggested edits, that there is a bit of disagreement on how to use the tag canon-law. It currently has a number of different types of questions in it. Some are ...
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How Would C.S. Lewis Answer?

So, I don't see questions like this Why did Jesus need to die for our sins? or this Given God is genderless, why Jesus (God the Son) assumed a male form? or this Did God the Son become flesh? getting ...
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Redo 'Unitarianism' tag description?

The first part of the current description for the 'unitarianism' tag is "a liberal Christian theological movement" Biblical Unitarians consider themselves unitarians. Is there another, more ...
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Are questions about why did God do X instead of Y on topic?

E.g. Why did God part the Red Sea instead of teleport the Israelites across? Rather surprisingly to me, this isn't in the "what topics can I ask about here" page, but it's also not listed as ...
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What is going on with this highly voted, now deleted answer?

So I have a well recieved (+106/-0) answer on Why do some Christians believe it is moral to be a homosexual? that is undergoing some confusing activity. 2 days ago it got a "citation required&...
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Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential?

Is high-level, abstract information about individual moderator actions on C SE confidential? For example, a given moderator has taken moderator actions x times in the last week.
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Is an answer that some consider 'derogatory' towards a denomination grounds for deletion?

I recently answered a question, which was flagged and deleted by a mod. Part of the reason given was it was 'derogatory' towards Catholicism, presumably because I said the phraseology Catholics use '...
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Are all the mods trinitarians?

There seems to be persistent pro-trinitarian bias on Christianity SE. Are there any non-trinitarian mods on C SE?
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Can we work on overview questions together? Expressions of interest open now

The idea of Overview Questions on site idea sounds really good: get an overview of all the major Christian denominations on one particular question, in one place, each view explaining its perspective ...
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Is it permissible to ask IS there a biblical basis, rather than being confined to asking WHAT IS the biblical basis, on a theological question

I ask because a Moderator changed my question from "IS there a biblical basis" to "WHAT is the biblical basis" and then proceeded to have my question closed and two very good ...
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Are overview questions on-topic?

This question about an overview on matters 'after death' prompted comments regarding overview, or 'survey' questions. The 'on-topics' page states : However, there are questions that are not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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