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Should this question be closed or edited?

This is the question: What did Jesus say about the end times? Here's the problem I have with it. It is essentially, "What does the Bible say about x?" Which the community has decided is essentially ...
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Can Jehovah's Witnesses run for Moderator?

I probably should have asked this a few weeks ago, but didn't think about it. Can Jehovah's Witnesses run for moderator on secular websites (like this one) or is that something their religion ...
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Interdenominational Christian themed competition on meta?

I would like to hear your thought on the possibility of an interdenominational friendly competition for our meta site? Travel SE has a monthly photo competition. Their rules can be seen here. ...
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Should this question about what happens if the Pope is physically or mentally incapacitated have been closed as a duplicate?

I recently asked the question What happens if a Pope is unable to continue his duties due to physical or mental illness?. To my surprise, it was closed as a duplicate of Could the Pope be removed from ...
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Would this be considered an example of an overview question?

I was watching this question today to see how it would be treated. I was not confident, however, in attempting to answer it. I think it would be a fairly easy question to answer, at least from my ...
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Proposed addition to “How to Ask” block

One of the most difficult challenges I had when first participating with this site was overcoming the urge to be part of a conversation. It took a long time to understand (and a part of me will ...
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Why do we need two separate categories for “First Posts” and “Late Answers” in the review queue?

I just finished doing six reviews of "First Posts." However, when I clicked on the "recent reviews" link for that category, it showed zero reviews for me. I then clicked on the "recent reviews" link ...
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Should we have a “hagiology” tag?

I learned a new word today: hagiology. It means: hagiology [hag-ee-ol-uh-jee, hey-jee-] noun the branch of literature dealing with the lives and legends of the saints. a biography or narrative of a ...
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Isn't this question (about Jews not having to follow the law) too broad?

How is teaching that Jews don't have to follow the Law reconciled with the Word of God and Jesus? This is four separate questions: What are some of the official explanations for why it's OK ...
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List of Truth Questions

I'm just listing a couple of book titles by Calvinist theologian R.C. Sproul. Can I trust the Bible? Does prayer change things? Can I know God's will? How should I live in God's world? Can I be sure ...
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Tag “soul” vs. tag “souls”

In trying to use the tag soul recently, I found that the tag in the system is souls. It seems odd to me to prefer the plural over the singular. I propose converting the tag to the singular soul. We ...
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Is this Question and Answer good enough?

Is this Question and Answer good enough? Question: What is a "child of God"? Answer: According to Dr. Donald Fairbairn's book Grace and Christology in the Early Church, a child of God means "To be a ...
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Does anyone know anybody from Ratio Christi?

I had never heard of this organization until today, but they sound like people I'd like to know they sound like people that could really help fill this site with good material Yes, I'm a little bit ...
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Tag for method in theology

I'm proposing a new tag method-in-theology to have this definition: The study of how a theology is constructed by combining exegesis, biblical theology, historical theology, systematic theology, and ...
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Tag for the time of human history directly prior to Jesus' ministry

I was thinking this question What part did the Psalms play in Jewish worship? could use a better tag than john-the-baptist since it's not really about him, but just the times he lived in. It's not ...
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Reopen a question on the imputability of God

This question on whether God can be considered to have a share in the praise or blame due to our deeds, given that he has created us as we are, was closed in its original form on 5 July - I voted to ...
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Bible interpretation and hermeneutical approaches

I have suggested on Meta previously that bible-interpretation should be a synonym of exegesis. The problem was that not everything with the first tag should have the second instead. But from looking ...
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Why was the vegetarian question closed?

Seeing as how Caleb is always willing to give his keyboard a good whipping to explain his closures, I was hoping he could explain his reasoning for closing this question: What does the Bible say ...
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Why is this flagging rejected?

The question is this: Why was having concubines not a sin like adultery? I think the question should be tailored to a denominational perspective, because someone may answer from a fundamentalist ...
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Distinguo is a fun word

This is just a suggestion, but I heard it a few times in a homily that my Parish's priest likes to tell year after year and I thought I should bring it up here for the betterment and personal ...
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Should “Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper?” really have been closed as a duplicate?

Did Jesus really use wine at the Last Supper? The above question has been closed as a duplicate of the following questions: What are the Church Laws governing ingredients and shapes of altar bread in ...
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Improving my question about who is or will be in heaven

I recently asked the following question: According to Baptists: Which persons are known to be (eventually) in heaven? The original version of the question was not this specific about a Christian group ...
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Should the mods migrate this question from History.SE to C.SE?

This question asks about bilbical prophets, and is being closed at the moment, with some push back from members that "religious texts" are not valid sources. (Which is a load of nonsense, given that ...
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A great idea from another stack exchange site

This stack exchange community has great idea Read a passage of the Bible, reflect on it, consult a commentary if necessary, and find a discussion on this site that relates to it. I'm not a member ...
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Closing “In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”?”

In what sense do Presbyterians consider Christ's sacrifice “perfect”? I do not think this question should have been reopened. It is still far too muddled. The main question, with the two options, is ...
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Why is “how to ask a question” not in the top three?

I go to the help center, and I find, in order, that number 11 is "how to ask a good question" and there is a whole lot of admin stuff on top of that. We get a lot of closed questions. We get a lot of ...
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Turning a verse into a syllogism to get its meaning

I would like to ask a question about how to turn a particular verse or two into a syllogism. Where should I post that question? Thx very much
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How may this question be asked here: Is God male and female? | BH?

How may this question be asked here: Is God male and female? | BH? I tried to but was unsuccessful. The MODs may do well to make available the history to facilitate a better discussion. Without ...
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Tracking down the religious affiliation of your sources

I like to use academic journals. I like to think of them being very reliable, because academic journals are usually written by people who study religion and theology, along with the fact that these ...
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I keep hearing that all the branches are SO different. Would branching off be feasible?

I always try asking questions without denomination specification. I end up being told how the different branches would have different answers, thus making it too broad. Would splitting religions of ...
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What Christian Denomination defines the bible as its source of doctrine?

What Christian denomination defines the bible as its source of doctrine? "This is not a denominational question because this is not defined as included in anyone's doctrine as a meaning." We don't ...
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Can and should this question be salvaged?

What if someone else sins for you is put on hold (rightly so) for being a truth question of the form "Is X a sin?". I think this question is interesting and could be salvaged if it is reformulated as ...
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'Anabaptist' Tag Synonyms

I propose making the following synonyms of anabaptist (note, this tag does not yet exist): amish mennonite

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