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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 I am 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.


Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas 3.1 I believe that Matthew draws upon Mark's gospel and changes it in ways that cease to make sense in Matthew. In Mark's gospel the birds in the parable of the sower and the birds in the parable of the mustard seed have a clear synonymous meaning. They are related first and foremost through a chiastic structure. But both have ominious presence in taking away the seed or resting the branches of the tree.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas3.1 I was teaching the gospel of Mark last fall and I was reminded of our discussions almost a year and half previous. You asked me if the word "bird" meant the same thing in both its uses in the context of Jesus parables in Matthew 13. I had no answer for you. But as I was teaching through the parables in Mark 4, the answer came to me.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas3.1 I so enjoy your push-back! I don't think there's anyone who's caused me to grow more in my approach to scripture than you. I appreciate that. I truly do!
Mar
10
comment John: A lack of “wisdom” in Wisdom literature?
Are you asking specifically about john's intention concerning the word Sophia or are you wondering about the allusions to Sophia in the book of john?
Mar
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Mar
8
comment Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
This would make sense of Daniel 2 where a stone cut without hands is the instrument that brings about the idols destruction.
Mar
7
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Mar
7
comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Mar
7
comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
@Susan with respect - I mean it - you have not convinced me. It seems your reluctance to vote for my post is not based on a lack of evidence but because it's something that's in conflict with the way you think this passage should be interpreted.
Mar
7
comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
@Susan the idea that water could be interpreted as sex is found in the context of John 4. All I need to show from the Old Testament is that its possible - which it certainly is. The clear references and allusions to marriage in John 4 do the rest.
Mar
7
comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
Thank you @Susan! Could you tell me which part is controversial and needs more proof? I think the most controversial claim I made was the one that you questioned me on.
Mar
6
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@soldarnal - it looks like you've been interested in this question. I've added my answer below.
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comment Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
Very interesting! Of the four OT women mentioned in Matthew 1, three have had inappropriate sexual encounters. Tamar had sex with her father-in-law, Rahab was a harlot, and Bathsheba had an affair with David. Ruth, however, has never seemed to fit that pattern. Perhaps she does.
Mar
6
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Mar
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accepted Why does Matthew include these women in Jesus' genealogy?
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revised Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
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4
comment Why does Jesus tell the Samaritan woman to “Go, call your husband”?
@Susan, I'm sorry I forgot to tag you in my last comment. I'm not sure if you got the message.