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Christianity's updated site theme is ready for testing!

As part of implementing the new unified themes across the network, we're gradually rolling out updated site themes for each site. As of today, we have enabled your updated site theme for testing. If ...
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Why the downvoters never posted their reason to justify their votes?

I'm a recipient of too many downvotes, but sadly I cannot see the downvoters explaning the merit of their vote. Also, I'm suspecting any questions or answers relating to Pope Francis is automatically ...
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Should we have an “apologetics-study” tag?

We have but one apologetics tag. This tag is currently being reviewed to clarify its use and intent. The purpose of this qustion (which is related), is to ascertain whether we need a second tag (...
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How to improve the “Apologetics” tag wiki

This recent question gives us an opportunity to improve and clarify the apologetics tag wiki. For convenience, here is the current tag description: Defenses of religious positions using reason. ...
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Is it allowed to ask the same question again?

Can a question be asked again, particularly if the answers were thought to be insufficient? I ran across a case of this happening (although you can always debate whether it was the exact same ...
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Are 'extra information' answers encouraged here?

Based on comments on an answer here. A strong answer discussing the new testament and NWT alterations to the texts was posted, and I posted a comment suggesting some attention also be given to NWT ...
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Why to add tags to the title?

I have found the title of several of my questions edited, adding the "(Catholic perspective)" clause. Yet, when appropriate, I always add the catholicism tag to them. I find the change of the title ...
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Asking a truth question without specifying a denomination [duplicate]

Bad: Is Michael the Archangel also Jesus? There are at least two answers to this question. Which one is right? We don't know. We can't handle the Truth. Good: Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe ...
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Should the help center better reflect that “Is X a sin?” questions are on-topic when accompanied by a denominational POV?

In relation to: According to Eastern Orthodoxy, is googling the serial numbers of a software and using cracks a sin? In the comments to the above linked question, depperm correctly points out that, ...
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Where to ask about Jesus in a non-supernatural sense

I would like to know what the man who believed himself to be the Jewish Messiah, sent to the Jews to become their king, meant when he said "believe in me", as in Matthew 18:6. Christians interpret ...
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Code of conduct

Recently, while posting messages to the "Super User" and "Server Fault" Stack Exchange sites, the moderators summarily edited out the phrases "Thank you ( see Colossians 3:15, for example )" and "...
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Is a new site for “practical” christian life required?

I was thinking about this question for weeks and I think it is a bit related to this question and this one: The site "christianity.meta.stackexchange.com" primarily seems to be focused on "...
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Exercise your right to vote!

We're just over half-way through 2018, and I've noticed a disturbing trend: the Christianity SE community is voting much less than it has in the past. Here are the results from SEDE for the first six ...
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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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Future of the tag “singleness”

From the writing of this post... 16 hours ago a question basically asking why am I still unmarried was asked. It created the tag "singleness." 14 hours ago curiousdannii added the "singleness" tag ...
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Is this question on-topic or not?

Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)? There are contradictory answers but the community hasn't voted to close as either a truth question or primarily-opinion ...
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Split Catholicism from Christianity? [duplicate]

Since there is such a massive difference between Traditional Catholicism and Biblical Christianity, would it not make more sense to separate into two StackExchange sites? Maybe even 3 (Catholicism, ...
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Should questions about the use of scriptural or religious study guides be on-topic for this site?

Referring to this question and related to this Meta post. A question was asked about the use of lexicons (specifically mentioning Strong's Concordance). I felt it would be on-topic, but Lee ...
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What about a denomination-survey tag?

The majority of questions with the denomination tag ask which denominations believe or practice X. There are some however which consider denominations as a category. Here are a couple of examples: ...
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What is the meaning of this?

Please, I will like to know what kind of Christianity is going on in this place. Simple questions I keep asking here... And the focus is like this is not the kind of questions to ask. What is ...
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How is one expected to know all the positions in a overview question on this site?

One can't possibly know all the possible positions of a given topic. I am expanding the question a bit in an attempt to have a greater understanding of what the idea exchange expects. Help me ...
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Closing Opinion Based Questions and the new Niceness

I want to talk about a specific class of opinion based questions That I believe should be handled differently from the standard 'close it'. We all know that we don't want to be in a position where ...
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Is Christianity Stack exchange an appropriate place to ask about Judaism and Christianity commonalities?

If I understand correctly about the answer to my previous question (Daniel's timeline - Hebraic calendar differences), that is amazing. The leap years of Torahcalendar 13th month additions are merely ...
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Where would people go who aren't affiliated with a particular faith? [duplicate]

The OP of this question appears, based only on the question, to not be affiliated with an organized Christian tradition. I could be wrong, but it got me thinking. I have met people in the past who ...
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Questions about books/resources

I've noticed a type of question where closure and reception practices are inconsistent, namely questions about books/resources (including audiovisual and online resources). I'm aware there are ...
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Why can't I ask questions?

I have been banned from asking questions? Can one bad question equal a question ban?
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What are the minimum number of perspectives needed to answer overview questions?

If someone answers an "Overview Question" how many perspectives do they need to include for their answer to not be considered "Not an answer"?
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Why are people down-voting legitimate question without explanation?

I have a question about my Christianity Stack Exchange post: Were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone? Why are you censoring my answer? What is your disagreement? How am I supposed to ...
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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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When are reference requests for pastoral advice on topic?

I'm looking at this question: Christian resources to help with Problem with sexual thoughts / addiction reading the divergent answers and thinking I'd like to hit the close button, but I don't see ...
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Are chrestomathy style requests acceptable?

I was thinking about a class of real questions that are really answerable here, in the overview style and that's something like what is asked for on http://rosettacode.org/wiki/Rosetta_Code. This ...
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What do I need to know about Christian denominations in order to ask an on-topic question at Christianity.SE?

The on-topic page says: However, there are questions that are not constructive for the format of this site. These include questions asking for: a survey of all Christian views on a ...
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Idea: Instead of asking overview questions, we could ask for lists of questions

For the reasons listed here, overview questions need to be highly focused. In particular, they need to be more focused than if you asking about a single denomination. For example, take the question "...
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Should pastoral questions be kept?

If a pastoral question is motivated by a curiosity into a specific doctrine of a Christian organization, should it be kept? The author should be asked on the motivation behind the question in the ...
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Are religious education shopping questions allowed?

This site seems to be allowing denominational "shopping" questions of the general form "Are there any denominations that have/support/allow/require X?" For example, see: Does any church still provide ...
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One bad question about Christianity or Bible should be punished with a question ban?

I have 1 poorly received question and I am banned from asking questions here. Is there something wrong with my account here? If you ask to many low quality answers on the SE websites you can get ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2018 [duplicate]

It's almost February in 2018, which isn't supposed to be the proper time to cycle these, but for this year it'll be once again, so we'll be refreshing the Community Promotion Ads for this year now! ...
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Should we eliminate the reputation system for the main site?

This is probably impossible, but I wonder, if it were, whether there would be support for it or not. Regarding greed, Thomas Aquinas wrote: ... greed for any temporal good is the bane of charity, ...
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Revisiting “No biblical basis” answers

It has been suggested to me that consensus has been reached here that when a question asks for the "Biblical basis" of something without asking for a particular denomination's view, any answers ...
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What constitutes “consensus on Meta” here?

I recently disagreed with a user over what constitutes an acceptable answer to a particular type of question. The user linked me to a Christianity Meta answer that he claimed represented "consensus ...
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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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Is there an option to communicate directly with other users? [duplicate]

I'm trying to get in touch with Pugnacio Scohottentot.
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Is asking for a quote on topic here?

I'm looking for an C.S Lewis quote (where he talks about trees an dryades) which I can citate analogous. Is a question like this on topic here?
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Flags should only be used to make moderators aware of content that requires their intervention

This default excuse (in the title) for declining flags from users is inconsistent. Nearly half of the flags I invoke to moderators will get this carte blanche stamp on a flag decline. There is no ...
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Should we allow links to material that violates copyright?

This answer linked to a publication that expressly forbids its public dissemination. In fact, it is a violation of the publisher's expressed intentions to copy this publication in any format including ...
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Are questions about prophet preference's valid?

This is in reference to this question but I feel like this format could be expanded and I would like to know if it's on topic. Format: Religion (leader/scripture) X says this about topic q. What are ...
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2017 Advent Bounties

Something that I have very much enjoyed (besides the Winter Bash) that has become somewhat of an Advent tradition on this site are the annual Advent Bounty challenges, with bounties offered in 2013, ...
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Closing a question due to lack of research

Why is it not possible in Christianity.SE to flag a question as being off-topic due to lack of research? I wanted to flag this question as such, since the OP could have found an answer by looking in a ...
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Apologetics != Offtopic

Or for you Pascal programmers "Apologetics <> Offtopic"... That's the case isn't it? I can only see the rationale for closing this question is that the OP didn't specify what kinds of answers he ...
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List of Crossover Sites for those who enjoy (or at least tolerate) Christianity SE

I was thinking of coming here and drumming up support for the homeschooling proposal on Area51, but I thought maybe it would be better to have a more broad discussions. What other sites might people ...