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What about people who don't have Pastors?

The current response we give to Pastoral questions is the following: Hello <username> and thank you for your question. The [mission](https://christianity.meta.stackexchange.com/a/1380) of our ...
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Should the 'scripture against the Trinity' question be left closed?

The question "What is the Scriptural basis against the Trinity" was closed as a duplicate of "What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity". The poster appears to disagree ...
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Deleted comments [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Would it be alright if the mods cleaned up comment clutter? I'm pretty sure I made a comment on this question, and it's not there now. I think I'm noticing this happening a ...
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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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Should Catholic answers cite canon law?

I heartily don't think we should and this is why: the Catechism is a sure norm for teaching the faith. The Catechism has thousands of citations, and only 28 of them are from canon law. It makes ...
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Would it be constructive to allow questions have multiple acceptable answers based on denomination?

Not everyone specifies what denomination or tradition they want an answer from, some even state in their questions that they are open to answers from all denominations. Would it be constructive to ...
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Should we encourage the answerer to post their denominational viewpoint vs. closing truth questions?

Instead of closing a "truth" question, should we encourage the people who answer to add their denominational opinion? I could see this adding to a broader understanding of Christianity. Example 1: ...
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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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Is it possible to Delete Cecil Beckum?

It is sad enough that Cecil Beckum left. But is it ethical to Delete Cecil Beckum? Is that like a form of murder - to delete a C.SE user? I heard the Penalty Box for C.SE box but not a death c.se box. ...
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Could we celebrate Mass together?

I was just wondering: How many Christianity.SE members would be interested in celebrating an online Mass together? I suppose any Christian denomination would suffice, as long as we can agree to a ...
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What expertise are we lacking?

I was curious about the community's opinions on the areas of knowledge where we are currently lacking. It seems to me that many questions are getting decent answers, and there are certain topics where ...
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Writing the Perfect Question

I want to mention that this is not part of the series regarding refining of the guidelines for questions and answers. This is about how to write Excellent questions, regardless of the topic. ...
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Looks like most members are software folks?

Just an observation - most of the profiles I have looked at, mention they are software developers. Is this because Stack Exchange is most used for programming (stack overflow, etc.) Does this ...
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The great Prayer Room experiment

Allow me to introduce you to the Prayer Room: Prayer Room Please use this room to post prayer requests of praise, petition, and thanksgiving. Please do not address other users or carry on ...
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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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Closed - Can Atheists be moral?

This was asked (and now closed) earlier: Is it possible for an atheist to be moral? I really had to close this question down to keep the precepts of your own FAQ even remotely defensible. The ...
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The Biblical Hermeneutics SE site is live in public beta

http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com I thought the community here would be interested. It will be interesting to see how that proposal and this one co-exist. Here are some relevant questions on ...
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Is asking for books/materials/videos allowed?

Like asking for lectures/books on "Revelation", or for certain topics like "The Bible in the light of today's science". Whether it's online lectures, books, audio/video materials on a certain topic, ...
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Do we allow questions asking for personal exegesis?

Lately there have been several questions in the format "What does (insert Bible Story) mean/teach us?" These aren't scoped to request a particular view, and as worded, most of them are clearly asking ...
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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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Is methodology advice to pastors too subjective to deal with here?

I just kicked in a 3rd (and because I'm a mod, binding) close vote for this question: How do protestant youth group ministers reach apathetic parents of religious education students? However, I have ...
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Why is there a truth tag?

Related: We can't handle the truth The site tour specifically states, "Do not ask about truth questions..." Why is there a truth tag if truth questions are discouraged?
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What is the correct terminology when referring to (Roman) Catholicism?

I recently saw a comment from a user saying that the term Roman Catholic is derogatory. Is this the widely considered to be the case? There are various terms I have seen applied to the Catholic ...
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Are close-vote scope standards significantly different now than they used to be?

I've noticed some questions being quickly closed as opinion-based or too broad, even though there is a precedent for the success of such questions. These closures seem to be mostly recent, and ...
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How do we respond to questions on the validity of Christianity?

Normally, I'd address this directly with the people involved but SE doesn't have a private message system (that I know about). I am not challenging the sincerity of the responders or the validity of ...
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Does the blog need to be revamped?

Last week Affable Geek asked, Should Eschewmenical be seeking non-Christian entries? There was no consensus, as far as I could tell, except for a general agreement that we don't see much disagreement. ...
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Year in Review 2017

Last year, we had a year in review. How did we do in 2017?
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Questions to Christianity vs Questions about a denomination

From AG's question here, are we allowed to ask question to the Christian population without being specific to a denomination if the question sufficiently narrows the scope? In contrast, there is this ...
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What is the proper way to provide a dissenting view?

In light of the question Can you provide me with some evidence of a young earth?, there will clearly be dissenting views. As the question is worded, providing these views here would be off-topic. I ...
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How do I ask a question about Jesus' resemblance to Joseph?

I'd like to post a question on the subject of whether Jesus resembled Joseph or not. But no matter how I pose it gets closed. First I posed it this way: Have there been any Christian writings on ...
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What kind of content is acceptable of Christianity SE?

I recently came up on a question that was very offensive to me. It was troll question that asked if a particular song about "banging nails into Jesus" was in fact Christian. It also contained explicit ...
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How did I find out about this site before everyone else?

I thought I saw an email come across saying something about StackExchange and so I figured this site might be fully armed and operational. But alas, I am the only one who seems to know about it. ...
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Precedence: biblical basis or truth question/is X a sin?

In reference to this recently closed question. I'm curious to know if there is or should be a precedence between biblical basis and truth/is X a sin? questions? The above linked question was closed ...
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Apostle tag suggestion

Inspired by the meta question Ban "john" as a tag, as well as this question on the main site, it seems that peter suffers almost (but not quite) as much ambiguity as the john. For this ...
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Is the scope of SE Christianity too narrow?

The FAQ of SE Christianity states that one should ask questions about - "Understanding the Bible from the perspective of a specific viewpoint." FAQ of SE Hermeneutics - "Interpretation of a ...
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Justification Questions

It seems like the recent questions being asked on Christianity are of the form, "Justify your Christian existence", rather than "Can you expound on this facet of Christianity". Basically, the kinds ...
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Where are all the comments?

This site seems to be much more into deleting comments than other SE sites. Is that the case or is it my imagination? I'm looking for a factual answer if possible, please.
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Separate site for Catholics and Protestants

I was going through the different discussions and could see mix of responses from Catholics and Protestants. This creates a huge confusion in the discussion as the fundamentals of both denominations ...
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Does this site really need to be questions of the form, “what does X denomination believe about Y”?

I understand the difference between a Stack Exchange site and other sites, but at the same time, academic theology like that written in journals is not all dedicated to this form. I know these sites ...
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Females on Christianity.SE

I have this feeling that this site is male dominated which is normal but I think women patronage is too low if I'm right. First of all I'll want to know the ladies currently using this site. Let's ...
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Why was “How many jews were in times of Jesus” on hold?

This is actually a good question. This actually reveals how many Jews were during the time of Jesus Christ. This will help to reveal the type of community where Jesus Christ lived and to whom he ...
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Why does this site have such a high percentage of closed questions?

From 2016: a year in closing: Site Name QuestionsAsked Closed PctClosed DuplicatesClosed DuplicatesReopened OTClosed OTReopened UnclearClosed UnclearReopened ...
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Are we conditioning people to question all things through a denominational lens?

I've been on this SE site for a month. I know it's purpose and I really like it. I understand this is a secular site that facilitates Q&A for the topic of Christianity. Awesome. Boo ya. Love it. ...
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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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What should we do with “church shopping” questions?

We've just recently had a new question format show up (example) that goes roughly like this: I believe X, Y and Z. I do not believe M, N, and O. I am looking for a church that fits my beliefs and/...
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Is this a Christian resource site?

Lately I am perturbed to see so many questions which are basically meant as posers for Christian bashing rather than for a healthy discussion on Christianity. The answers and comments are not at all ...
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Why do we migrate Christian questions to a Christian audience about the Christian bible to a non Christian site?

I have often wondered when people ask an Old Testament question why sometimes they will be told to ask Judaism.SE as though everything in the Old Testament was not a Christian subject. If I ask a ...
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Should we be deleting blatantly non-Christian answers?

One of our jobs as moderators is to keep the site clean. This includes deleting posts that do not belong for one reason or another. This usually involves leaving a comment about why the post was ...
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Who failed to fly a flag?

Moderators can't do everything. As of right now, the couple of us with diamonds after our names and special duties to deal with community raised flags are able to keep up with reviewing and acting on ...
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How should we handle numerous tags referring to Eastern Orthodoxy?

I have noticed that the definitions and usage of the eastern-orthodox and orthodox tags are identical. I also noticed that greek-orthodox is a separate tag, yet this is also Eastern Orthodox (it is ...

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