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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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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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