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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Sep
8
comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
I think any treatment of this subject that should at least raise the issue of famine and other hardships referenced in various places. If if that isn't the direct answer here, you should address why it is not since that is the most commonly cited reason. Until you engage and either confirm or disprove the most commonly cited reasons, this comes off as a very weak argument. Would you be interested in editing to expland on that point?
Sep
8
comment At what time did Jesus rise from the tomb?
It looks like about half of this post should probably be edited into the question itself. Why you are asking, what points you are confused on and what lines you would like further explanation on should be part of the question. The other half where you self-answer a few of the points brought up and state your conclusion should stay as an answer. Can we ask you to do some editing on both this and the question to separate these two types of content? Thanks...
Sep
6
reviewed Leave Open What sort of “slave” is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 7:21-23?
Sep
6
reviewed Leave Open What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
Sep
4
comment What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
This mostly makes sense in light of the texts, but there is a bit of a curve ball when you talk about "change of the law". It's not clear textually how you fit that in and the soteriological conclusion it takes you to is A) not really called for by this question and B) not consistent with the interpretive principles you've allowed to be used on the other verses.
Sep
3
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
Even as somebody who strongly agrees with the conclusion that the text refers to one God in specific, I must point out that this argument is invalid for coming to that conclusion. Not only is there not a definitive case for a definite article from this sentence alone (one must look at the context of the passage and John's writing) but Greek at the wasn't even written with the capitalization and punctuation you are looking at in the bit of text you quote. Any deductions from such are bogus. Even if you happened to get to the right conclusion, this way of "proving" is invalid.
Aug
31
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
Aug
6
revised What is a “quickening spirit” (1 Cor 15:45) and how is it different from a “living soul”?
edited tags
Jul
23
revised Has the referent in Isaiah 53 ever been interpreted as anything non-human?
formatted blockquote
Jul
23
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
formatted for poetry lines; makes it clearer that you are actually citing a text
Jul
22
asked Has the referent in Isaiah 53 ever been interpreted as anything non-human?
Jul
20
revised Ephesians 2:8. Was salvation attained and kept to the present through continued faith?
removed "thanks" (please express through voting/accepted answers/etc); formatted verse quote; added question mark
Jul
5
accepted What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
21
reviewed Reviewed What are the “shields of the earth”?
Jun
19
comment Are there any hermeneutics principles that can be related to scientific principles?
Yes, actually when I pick up anything I do think about the rules of interpretation. When I pick up Shakespeare I remember that it what century the vocabulary is going to be from. When I pick up a Turkish newspaper I remember the special language rules involved in compressing very long words into headlines. When I read a blog post I also check on who the author is and what perspective they are coming from to help me correctly interpret their writing. When I pick up a mystery novel I note the genre and absorb it in kind.
Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
3
revised What is the meaning of “day and hour unknown”?
Removed parts that are likely to be doctrinal speculation not appropriate for this venue, concentrated on the hermeneutical issue making sense out of the wording.
May
8
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
In order to judge what you were saying here, I had to sort through your post and fill in articles -- both definite and indefinite as appropriate. How are we supposed to buy an unsubstantiated claim about the usage of articles out of a post that doesn't use them correctly? Beyond that, the verses you pick are terribly out of context. Colossians goes on to describe how all the fullness of God was made visible in the person of Jesus. I'm voting this down because I don't see how the argument holds water. Perhaps you can edit to fill in the gaps and make a full argument for us?