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Father of four. Husband to one. I'm a teacher, writer and aspiring pastor who works by day as a humble corrections deputy.

I'm a graduate of Biola University and a former professor at Canby Bible College. I blog at logosmadeflesh.com. If you want to know more here are 25 random things about me.


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awarded  Talkative
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comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
Jon Ericson, God bless you! You are not only doing a good work you are doing exceedingly well. :)
May
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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Exactly! Right on!
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
The house of God which Jesus is building is the Church.
May
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
I don't think Jesus was reforming the temple. I think he was condemning it. See my comment on how-should-we-understand-the-cleansing-of-the-temple/4795#4795
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answered How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
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comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
I absolutely agree that Jesus was symbolically acting out the coming judgement on the temple. The question here, however, revolved around Jesus' authority and so I limited my answer to that.
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answered Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
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comment What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
There not saying that a prophet can't come from Galilee as much as they're saying THE Prophet (John 1:25) doesn't come from Galilee in scripture. Which is pretty much the same conclusion the people have come to in 7:40-43 about Jesus being the Christ.
May
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asked What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
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revised What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
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comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
You've answered why it might be mentioned over and above an offering to the surrounding gentile. But I'm not assuming that money wasn't given to the poor gentiles. A gift to Jewish Christian some 800 miles away in Jerusalem necessarily takes the money away from otherwise local purposes. Why then did Paul think it important that they send such an offering to Jerusalem and not to poor Christians in another city, let say like Antioch?
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revised Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
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asked Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
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answered What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Why does Mark provide two feeding accounts?