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Include scripture text not just a reference

For this site, Scripture references will be very common. Can we establish a FAQ that requires or encourages posters to include the salient portion or extract of text in a post and link the text or ...
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How should we handle questions asking for opinions on specific authorities/authors/books?

Consider my question on the 'Conversations with God' book series... It's gotten some heat for being potentially "not constructive", or similar criticism. Despite my best efforts to phrase the ...
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Should history questions be on topic?

We have had a number of questions that have far more to do with history than they really do with Christianity or doctrine. Should these be on topic? Some examples What is the origin of the Catholic ...
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Is it better to have more tags or fewer?

I was looking at the tagging of some posts and the editing going on and I wondered what the proper tag philosophy should be more or fewer? And why? For example one post asking at the word of faith ...
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What is the definition of “Christian”?

For the purpose of answering questions along the lines of "Is X Christian?" (several examples of which have already come up--and undoubtedly will continue to come up, especially once the site is ...
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Questions about interpretation of Revised Common Lectionary pericopes?

Many of us are members of congregations that use the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) as a guide to scripture readings for worship. Some of us, myself included, use RCL texts for preaching. Is it the ...
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What should we do about matching the viewpoints of askers and answerers?

The general idea has been touched on somewhat in here and here, but hasn't been dealt with directly. Should we encourage the community to answer questions in the same "alignment" as the question or ...
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Best way to quote verses [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How would you like to see scripture linked? What should be the best/encouraged way to quote verses? I've seen people link the verse references to biblegateway.com for example....
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Regarding “Roman Catholics” and names for other groups

For the record, Roman Catholic is a title given to the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. It's not what we call ourselves. If you've ever met a member of the Lakota nation, I'd imagine they wouldn't ...
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What is a suitable tag for questions on a specific biblical passage?

I propose that questions such as What is the message of Matthew 9:5? should be tagged as something like 'specific-scripture-reference' or 'passage-interpretation' to make tags more relevant. What ...
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How should we cope with questions that contain (possibly wrong) assumptions?

On a site like this, we're going to get some questions that contain assumptions we think are incorrect. Here's an example: What were Martin Luther's main disagreements with the Catholic Church? ...
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Should we allow subjective questions?

Some questions here are asking for factual answers: How long was Jesus in the tomb? Where does the Bible stand on vegetarianism? Do animals have souls? (the question states a Biblical answer is ...
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The role of the non-believer on the site

I'm a secular humanist; I say this first. I am, however, interested in religious discussion and dialogue, but my bias tends (for obvious reasons) towards the free-thinking reasoned response. My ...
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Are questions about Bible verses (not about Christ) acceptable here?

Are general questions about interpretations of Bible verses acceptable here? For example, I was thinking of asking this question (but I caught myself just in time): What are we to understand by the ...
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What’s the “elevator pitch” for our site?

From the floating header on meta: Imagine you’ve just gotten on an elevator with a friendly stranger. You have precisely one floor to describe your community to them. What would you say? The ...
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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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Is it reasonable to ask for both sides of an argument?

In my question about Mormonism and Christianity, I specifically requested to receive questions that take into account both sides. I think this could be an effective way to avoid flamewars and vote ...
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How do we avoid a vote contest?

The site's been up for some hours, and already things seem to be escalating into a battle between different faith groups. This is apparent here on meta, and on this question on Mormonism and ...
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Please tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about

I'd like to request that everyone please tag your questions with the denomination you're asking about. We have people getting angry over or downvoting questions that are asked from the perspective of ...
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Valid questions from different sects

Recently, I posted a question that seems quite good and valid from a Jehovah Witness standpoint (Was Jesus a separate god?). It (almost) immediately got a -1 vote. The question was worded, I believe,...
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How to keep the active people from overriding the minority questions?

I have seen many times where a group of people will begin an project/activity and then the most vocal members of the group will override the opinions of others. This causes others to lose faith in ...
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How do we reconcile the guidance in the global FAQ with the site's purpose?

A question just asked reminded me of a problem I think we're going to run into a lot: Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it? On the face, this seems like a pretty good question for this site. ...
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Should the translation be required in answers quoting scripture?

Since there are vast differences in language used in the various translations, should we comment/suggest to people answering include the translation along with the scripture?
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Is this site just for Bible-based questions and answers?

I've noticed a large number of answers (and a fair number of questions) are quoting the Bible without context or any verifiable source for the interpretation of the passages being quoted: If the Ten ...
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Could someone who chooses to downvote please leave a comment as to why they have chosen to do so?

I've noticed a lot of questions getting downvoted with no comment or clarification on how they can be improved or a reason for the downvote. Its not required, but it would be nice if folks would leave ...
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How would you like to see scripture linked?

I'm guessing linking scripture will be pretty popular, so I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on it. I just used biblegateway.com to quote like this 2 Timothy 3:15 and how from ...
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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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What literature do we consider to be foundational?

This is an SE site that is fundamentally about Christianity. Can we safely assume that we all see the Bible as foundational truth? What other works should be considered foundational? Second half of ...
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What about groups that are not considered by some to be Christian, who consider themselves Christian?

I ask this question on Area51, but I have re-posted here since this site is now open... For example, here in the USA, there are many evangelicals that do not consider Mormons to be Christian, even ...
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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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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 ...