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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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Is it acceptable to "vote your convictions" on Christianity.SE?

Suppose someone asks a question that garners multiple answers. Is it a good practice for another user to up-vote answers that, in the users opinion, are doctrinally correct (supported by that user's ...
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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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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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2014 Moderator Election Q&A - Question Collection

In connection with the moderator elections, we will be holding a Q&A with the candidates. This will be an opportunity for members of the community to pose questions to the candidates on the topic ...
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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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The difference between community and moderators

Recently, there have been more-than-usual flags suggesting/implying that one question or another should be closed. Yet, I haven't been seeing any close votes or comments pointing out whatever the ...
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Site design: 404/captcha/error page images

I'm getting close to converting the new design to css and ready for site graduation and launch soon! Meanwhile, I need some ideas for the error, captcha and 404 page images. They should be light-...
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Are we allowing shopping questions or not?

This recent question was deleted yesterday: Drawing of a christian helping his own assailant It was certainly a shopping question, asking for help to find a picture of a priest who was helping ...
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Editing questions/answers for capitalization, etc

What should the guide be for editing a question or answer in relation to capitalizing He (in reference to God), God, Bible, etc... where most Biblical texts captilize them? Since this is a place for ...
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"based on actual problems that you face"?

The FAQ, which is copied from other sites, says: You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of ...
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Can something be asked both here and on BH.se?

Technically they are two different sites, but there seems to be some clear rules as to when something belongs here or there (is the question about doctrine or just the text)? But suppose someone didn'...
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Which Christians are right?

It is, i hope, obvious to all that a question with this title should not be allowed on this (the main) site, as they will be devisive and argumentative. However we seem to be allowing questions that ...
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Should we encourage/discourage bait titles? Should titles stand on their own?

How strict should we be on question titles? There are a few questions on the site that are on topic, but at reading the title on its own it appears off-topic. However, I notice that this is tolerated ...
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Is it ok to ask questions about mythicism, the notion that Jesus did not exist?

I see there are a couple of related questions, but not mine in particular. I am trying to find a reason to take seriously the notion that Richard Carrier and a few other experts can refute the ...
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Would a question concerning politics or current events within a Christian tradition be considered on topic?

I'm aware that previous discussion on meta has established that there is room for politics on Christianity.SE. At the same time, questions have been closed because they are only relevant at a specific ...
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Dealing with trouble-makers

Given that this will surely become an issue when this site goes public, I figured it be better to answer this now. At what point can we regard a user as being no more than a trouble-maker (lots of ...
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Why even bother posting on this board?

I quit posting on this board months ago. Here's an excellent example of why. Look at this question: Did Adam and Eve's Progeny Commit Incest? The poster asked if the children of Adam and Eve must ...
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How can I defend myself from closure as "too broad"?

I asked what I thought was a focused question at Are there any parallel Russian / Slavonic – English prayer books for Orthodox Christians? From all the digging I've done, I've found one example of a ...
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Is there room on this site for non-Biblical Christian Scriptures?

I was reading the question "Is this site just for Bible-based questions and answers?" and I answered it with this question, so I thought it might be better suited as its own question. If a question ...
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What to do when it is not clear which denomination to ask?

The question Is theodicy considered an open problem or a solved one, according to catholicism? was originally formulated without the denomination restriction. The reason behind it is that I don't know ...
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Is it OK if I give away lots of reputation in bounties?

For Advent 2013, I was thinking of starting daily bounties for existing good-but-overlooked answers. But I want to gauge consensus on whether this would be a good or bad idea. Vague plan: give away ...
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Biblical Hermeneutics is about to launch

Biblical Hermeneutics is going to hit private beta soon. How does this affect us? Do we migrate questions that would be on-topic there but already were asked and answered here? If so, when?
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Why was 'Church fathers' question closed?

There was a discussion about how we didn't have enough expert level questions, so I decided to pose some ones that would make people think, and attract some experts in theology and possibly church ...
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Should we allow "I'm making a point" questions?

I have an observation about Christianity.SE so far, which is that a lot of the questions are really, really not good. My perception is that many of the questions are not being asked because they are ...
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(How) can we welcome more questions about pastoral care practices?

From the outset, let's be clear that I'm not talking about pastoral advice questions. What I am referring to can be found in the question What expertise are we lacking? Mike's answer states: I think ...
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Christian Identity - what about the racists?

So there is a christian-identity tag, which appears to be used to tag questions about what identifies people as Christians, but I've recently discovered the Christian Identity Movement, where "...
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What is the 'reformed-theology' tag about?

I saw this question was tagged as reformed-theology and though "Gee, that has nothing to do with Calvinism, let me remove that tag."* But then I saw the wiki tag: The body of teaching which arose ...
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What to do when titles and questions don't match

This has probably been covered on every other SE site out there, but I don't know the answer, so I'm asking it here. What do we do when a title and a question don't match (probably due to confusion ...
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Who named the chatbot "Does Elisha speak?"

Who named the chatbot "Does Elisha speak?" I have to admit - The first time I saw it, I thought it was a human, and I thought it was a question. Also - Does the phrase "Does Elisha speak?" have ...
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On what point have not barrels of ink been poured out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site’s purpose? Insofar as it is to pertain to Christianity, I think the standard wording of the SE FAQ is ...
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Should we have an accept rate here?

Over on Programmers, accept rate doesn't show up on your card when you ask a question. I wonder if we shouldn't adopt the same model here, since a lot of questions are going to bring very different ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2017 [duplicate]

It is a bit late into this new year, being that we're already in the second month, but we are now cycling the Community Promotion Ads for 2017! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion ...
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Can we infer all questions are referring to Christiantiy?

I know right now I'm talking to myself, but I just asked a question which would probably be flagged as 'off topic' because I didn't ask a question 'about Christianity' I just asked a question that ...
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Is critical analyzing of Christianity allowed here?

I am a user of Islam.SE, I need guidance for that site. Are questions that provide critical analysis of Christianity or the Bible allowed here? For example, if I were to point to a verse and my ...
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How can I make problematic answers more objective?

Background David Stratton recently wrote in another answer: I've been thinking it would be nice if we had a post here on META that would offer tips for editing Truthy posts to bring them in line ...
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What should be our tag convention for books of the Bible?

Right now our tags are an absolute hodge-podge. Over the coming weeks I'll be making an effort to help clean up and organize these. Right off the bat I've been thinking about naming schemes a little ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2014 [duplicate]

Our first run of Community Promotion Ads has come to a close. As we now hit December 2013, it's time to start a brand new round! What are Community Promotion Ads? Community Promotion Ads are ...
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What are the odds that this site will be canonized if this goes on...?

I've got a bit of time, effort and interest invested in this SE project. If you wrangle the numbers on StackExchange.com, Christianity.SE seems to be ahead of the curve of recently started sites, ...
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Is the lack of a question mark always a "bad question smell?"

I'll admit - I'm beginning to have a real bias against "questions" that don't end in a question mark. Two recent examples: What is the scriptural basis for "Love God and do whatever you please&...
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How should the sample question and answers read on the tour page?

As noted recently in this question we need to contrive a decent question and answer pair (actually at least a pair of answers) that fit the criteria for the tour page. Please post suggestions here ...
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Gray areas of questiondom

Finally have taken it upon myself to be what I hated on Programmers.SE and started Voting to Close questions that applying a bit of what we've learned over the past year makes an answerable question. ...
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Since we can rescind close votes, lets use 'em

I don't much care what you call it, (I'm going to call it "faith tradition") but if it's not specified in the question, please VTC the question. This is very important to our success as a site and ...
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What is meant by survey?

The tour says that we should not ask about "a survey of all Christian views on a particular subject". What exactly is meant by this line?
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Closing questions and welcoming new members to the community

I've noticed that oftentimes the questions that are closed are asked by members with few reputation points, many of whom have only recently created their accounts, and are posting their first C.SE ...
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Eastern Religions

Occasionally, I see answers that compare Christianity to "Eastern religions" -- and that phrase is usually followed by a completely muddled failure to understand...Something, probably Buddhism or ...
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Can I remove the personal aspect from a pastoral advice-like question and make it less personal?

I recently noticed a question on Christianity.SE that talked about whether or not in the pre-Cana, the non-virgin was allowed to be married in the Catholic Church. I assumed that it was talking about ...
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Is Protestant too broad? [duplicate]

Protestant means people who reject the authority of the Catholic Church right? So, why might this be too broad a thing to ask about? If it is too broad, aughtnt we nix the tag?
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What lessons could we learn from sites like Judaism.SE?

Religious and other belief-oriented topics are definitely a category apart from the usual science- and technology-oriented ones that are the focus of most StackExchange sites. Where much of the ...

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