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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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awarded  Famous Question
Jan
23
comment Did original Scripture say Noah was a “son” of 600 years when the water landed?
@JohnMartin Yeah, let's do that.
Jan
23
comment Did original Scripture say Noah was a “son” of 600 years when the water landed?
@JohnMartin, I think you are forcing idioms to be more exact then they need to be.
Jan
23
comment Did Luke base the story of Paul's conversion on the ancient play, the Bacchae, by Euripides
Paul grew up in a city of Greek philosophy. He quotes and refers to Greek writers and philosophers in his letters and speeches (Titus 1:12 and 1 Cor 15:33 are the most well known, but there are others). If Paul enjoys doing this, why wouldn't Jesus do this when speaking to Paul?
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed What did Paul mean by “Arsenokoitēs”? Was he condemning homosexual activity as we know it today?
Jan
23
reviewed No Action Needed What is “the law of liberty” in James 2:12?
Jan
23
comment Did original Scripture say Noah was a “son” of 600 years when the water landed?
@JohnMartin, I'm not certain why you subtract 1 from each part of his age (600th year, 2nd month, 17th day -> 599 years, 1 month, and 16 days).
Jan
22
answered In Acts 2:17 Peter says 'in the last days' but Joel (who he was quoting) had said 'Afterwards'
Jan
14
reviewed No Action Needed Does Gen 1:1 refer to day 1 or the entire 6 days of creation?
Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
5
comment What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
@Dan, I can shorten it and/or make part of it a self answer. The original question was shorter but then I was asked in comments how I was sure that Paul referred to a canonical document. So I edited that in.
Dec
18
reviewed Reviewed How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Dec
18
comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. We're a little different from other sites. We do require that answers have support. This one doesn't. Can you work with the text to tell us why GFR refers to the length, width, and thickness and why the term for ark doesn't mean "boat." Also, Noah's age really isn't the question here.
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Was Jesus’ commandment to “love enemies” (Matthew 5:43) meant literally?
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed Did the translators of 1 Thess 4:10-12 make use of a double-meaning in English to convey the original meaning?
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed Does “days” in prophecy equal “years” (Daniel 9 - Seventy Weeks)
Dec
17
comment Does “days” in prophecy equal “years” (Daniel 9 - Seventy Weeks)
Welcome to the site. I edited your post to spell out the books of the Bible and make it easier to read. The formatting script here is nice once you get the hang of it.
Dec
17
revised Does “days” in prophecy equal “years” (Daniel 9 - Seventy Weeks)
edited for MarkDown formatting. Expanded abbreviations.
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed What is the significance of the angel being on the right side of the altar of incense in Luke 1:11?