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Are questions about pastoral advising on topic?

So, I want to ask a question about how a pastor should counsel a grieving individual. Specifically, I want to know what the signs are of an individual who is "stuck" in his or her grief, and what ...
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Did "Why is the Trinity a Trinity?" require an edit?

I notice the fourth revision of the question "Why is the Trinity a Trinity?" changed this paragraph: However, while talking with a friend earlier about Wisdom (from Proverbs), I mentioned that ...
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Is it okay to try out a FAQ tag?

Despite the fact that this site is intended "for experts by experts" the truth is that we often get a lot of questions that revolve around what many of us would consider to be very fundamental topics -...
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How can this question be made more applicable to Christianity.SE?

I posted this question yesterday, and it was closed fairly shortly after. The title is What evidence supports the truthfulness of Christianity, over and above that which supports other religions?, ...
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Are questions about specific analytic theories and psycho-therapeutic approaches in pastoral counseling on topic?

If the question is asking about the intersection of theology and psychology, would it best be asked here or on CS.SE? For instance, let's suppose I asked this question: Do any existing pastoral ...
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What exactly is a pastoral advice question?

Based on the response to a question I recently posted, I think there might potentially be non-trivial confusion or disagreement about which questions should be counted as pastoral advice questions. ...
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Questions with hypothetical examples

See instead: What exactly is a pastoral advice question? This question should be put on hold until that question is resolved. Since we talked about pastoral advice questions recently, the label is ...
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Lets talk about this question and my answer to it

In Prophecy what does a beast represent? It was closed as not a real question. I guess some people think it was a Truth question too. I clearly disagreed in the comments. His question is what ...
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"Driver's license" for new users?

It is pretty common for a new user to show up asking truth questions ("what should I believe about X"), pastoral questions ("what should I do in situation Y"), trojan horse questions ("how do ...
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What do we do about duplicates of questions from other SE sites? [duplicate]

This question has an almost exact duplicate on hermenuetics SE. But the asker, of course didn't know that that question existed because it doesn't show up as a potential duplicate, and unless you're ...
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Is it a duplicate if the question was asked on another Stack Exchange site?

I recently ran across this question, which was suggested as being a duplicate of this question on Biblical Hermeneutics. While the answer provided at another Stack Exchange site is an useful ...
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Why don't we use tags on the blog?

I noticed on blogoverflow, all of the posts for the blog are filed under 'uncategorized'. Is there a reason for this? Can we categorize them? Should we categorize them?
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How can this question be improved?

I asked a question (here) on C.SE about what "prophecy" is -- because I was trying to sort through the issue in my own studies. (Judging by Mike's answer I assume I'm not alone; it seems to be a ...
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Should we close old, off-topic questions?

I have been finding old questions with close votes in the review section. Apparently someone is looking through old questions and voting to close because they are not within site guidelines. Perhaps ...
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Can simply adding "ACCORDING TO X" salvage any question?

Consider the following: Question Title: "According to Biblical Literalists, should all class level properties in C# code be in PascalCase" Scripture tells us that in Romans 13:1: (NIV) ...The ...
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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 there a finite number of Christianity questions?

There are certainly lots of questions about Christianity. But whereas many other SE sites deal with subject matter that's constantly developing and changing (I'm thinking mainly of StackOverflow and ...
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tl;dr? - that's just lazy and not "expert"

I am starting to see this more often then I think we should: Instant Message language and computer geek jargon that frankly the common person will just not get. Not only that problem, but it is just ...
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How to ensure priveleges go to the right users

On our site, privileges are awarded based on reputation, and reputation is awarded (primarily) based on participation. Let me reiterate: Privileges are not necessarily tied to post quality; they are ...
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Answering questions with outside sources

Some of my answers come quickly after a question pops up, because I can Google the answer quickly and there are numerous sources out there having addressed the question. Sometimes I feel bad getting ...
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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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Tradition v. tradition

So, if you're a Protestant, you probably think this Referring to one of the four historical sources of theology (Scripture, Tradition, Reason, Experience). Relates to questions that ask about ...
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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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How should we deal with homework questions?

We had a question that was recently given a bounty with the following reason: Gys [sic], I really need a good answer. It's for part of my school project. Thanks in advance. In other words, Derfder ...
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Should we edit Pastoral Advice questions?

See the recent "But can't I just say one thing?" question for information on what we should say in response to these questions. This question asks what we should do and whether we should try to "...
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But can't I just say one thing?

I am not allowed to share the exact stats, but in general terms the statistics for Christianity.SE show the vast majority of our daily traffic is now from people drifting in as a result of Google ...
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Is the title of the site too confusing?

I don't know how close we are to go-live, or if this suggestion has any chance of being incorporated, but I wonder if a change to the site title might alleviate some confusion. The #1 misconception ...
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What do we use `preformatted inline text` for?

What do we use this type of formatting for? I understand that this type of text makes sense for drawing diagrams , but what use is this sort of text in the middle of a paragraph?...
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At what point should a comment become an answer?

So, per Stack Overflow rules, comments are really something that are supposed to be discouraged in many circumstances that we use them. They are "sticky notes" designed to suggest improvements to an ...
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Write for our blog! Q2 2013 [closed]

It's a new year and we've kind of slacked off on our Eschewmenical blog so far. But not any more. We will handle topic selection later, but for now, I need four volunteers to commit to one post a ...
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This question should be re-opened

Can people in Heaven communicate with each other? This meta post, which is good is quoted in the comments to help the user change the question. From the answer to that post: Tip 2: Change "Is x ...
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When should I ask a question I already know the answer to?

We have a lot of very intelligent users and they like to ask questions. Sometimes they ask questions they already know the answers to. This behavior is not only welcome, but it is mechanically ...
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What should we do about answers that include significant portions of other answers?

This doesn't seem to come up often, but it did happen recently, so I figured this would be a good time to bring it up. On the one hand, we want answers to be inclusive, complete, and (usually) not ...
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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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Greeting card messages

...for when you can't think of what to say. Sometimes we get questions and answers from new users, and I don't know what to say to greet them nicely while also providing advice or criticism. Narnian ...
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Can the Quran be considered authoritative when it references the life of Christ?

There is a lot of debate on this question. Many historians believe Quran does give a picture to the life of Christ. Quran and Islam recognizes Christ as the mighty prophet and revere him in the six ...
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How do you handle questions that were good before an edit but off topic after?

This question was recently asked on the site: Did Jesus know how to read and write? The original question was: "Is there any biblical evidence that suggests Jesus read or wrote anything, and ...
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Are questions about groups that have a teaching on Jesus on-topic?

A recent comment cited our policy of being inclusive as a reason to include a group that had a teaching on Christ in a list of Christian groups. According to Wikipedia, the following groups have more-...
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How should we handle "List Questions"

Recently we had a question that was closed, and two reasons for closing it were cited. One of the reasons was that it was a "list question" and therefore not a real question or not constructive. I'm ...
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I really want to see this question asked in a constructive way and have the same answers, how?

This question: Why do religious people find it hard to accept that you don't need religion to have a good moral code? It is currently closed. I think the question deserves to be on this site, ...
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How to avoid offering multiple re-phrasings of the main question

Please avoid asking multiple versions of the main question all in the same posting. Sometimes we want to clarify a question by asking it in slightly different ways. Unfortunately, this frequently ...
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Do not assume​​​

I've noticed a number of occasions recently where a person makes an assumption, draws a conclusion, and then asks a very strange question. The most recent example: Why do religious people find it ...
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Where do we look for information?

I have a certain strategy for doing research, finding sources, and checking facts when it comes to questions dealing with Catholicism. I've given this strategy below as an answer. I've found it to be ...
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About the answers on this question?

How can Heaven exist if we know that people in Hell will suffer? I think the question is okay. Might need a little work, especially clarifying a preferred opinion to answer with, but it is still good ...
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Do Eschatology questions belong on Biblical Hermeneutics?

Okay, let me point it out there. This question: The beast with seven heads and ten horns - Is it possibly the G-7 nations plus three more? stinks is not a good fit for the site. People have been ...
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Refute this vs Why do they believe this?

I have been thinking about this for a few days (mostly because I would headhunt Refute This! questions because I love debating; even small details). However, I agree with the community that this site ...
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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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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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Should the rules on answers be loosened/clarified? [closed]

New to the site, but a member for several months on stackoverflow. As you can easily guess the two are quite different. One where most questions have a universally correct answer where here 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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