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I am a web programmer by day (PHP) and work on sermons and teaching material in the evenings.

I attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, for a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity. I am an associate pastor at a small church in Iowa. While in seminary, my emphasis was on Old Testament studies, but Dr. Wave Nunnally introduced me to the rabbinics. Those have become a special interest as well.

I also enjoy apologetics and was a very active member of the apologetics.org forum before it went defunct.


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reviewed No Action Needed What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
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reviewed No Action Needed What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
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reviewed Reviewed When Samson posed his riddle, how were his companions supposed to guess it?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
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reviewed No Action Needed Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why does God scatter the people in Genesis 11?
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reviewed Reviewed How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
Jerome was a Christian translator and commentator (he is responsible for the Vulgate) and Nahmanides was a Jewish commentator not a Masorete (scribe). Most importantly, chalal does not mean "profane" when in the Hophal stem. The Hophal and Hiphal stems of this word both refer to "opening." In other stems, such as Piel, chalal can mean "profane" as it comes from "pierce or wound."
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reviewed No Action Needed Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
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Do you have some sources for this?
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reviewed No Action Needed Did Adam and Eve not have sex in the Garden of Eden?
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reviewed Reviewed Is “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?
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reviewed No Action Needed Numeral system in the time of the Genesis
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reviewed Reviewed What does chamushim (“fifties”) mean in Exodus 13:18?
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reviewed Reviewed Who are the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Jesus drink wine?
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comment Are sins of the future forgiven? John 20:23
@rhetorician, "more than a few people wish they were free to sin with impunity." I met a man who practiced that. He stated that because grace abounded when he sinned, his sins made more grace in his life. Some interpretations are so wrong you just can't fix them.
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reviewed Reviewed Where can I find Targum Neofiti online?
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reviewed No Action Needed How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?