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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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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you want to quote Kelber (while disagreeing with Millard), you should find the primary source where Kelber states this. That reading and writing were common in Judea and Galilee before, after, and during Jesus' day is well established by archeology and literary discoveries. That link deals mainly with what language was known in the time, but it also deals with the literary evidence that shows how we can determine that.
Jul
25
reviewed Close A thousand years is one day
Jul
25
reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
Jul
25
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@davidbrainerd, that is true. When I do the full answer, as Dan has requested (I planned on that as I edited the question to reopen it), I do intend to look at the dates of the manuscripts and not just the dates of the authors lives. And this conspiracy relies on the conspirators missing the writings of one of their contemporaries, Eusebius.
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
Jul
24
revised Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
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revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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24
revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
Jul
24
reviewed Close Moses and the Rock
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed “Adultery in your heart” verse
Jul
23
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
ON BAPTISM For there has been imposed a law of baptizing, and its form prescribed: Go, [Jesus] says, teach the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Tertullian wrote that quote before his death c. 225. That's a century before Nicea.
Jul
23
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Didache 7:1 Concerning baptism, you should baptize this way: After first explaining all things, baptize in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, in flowing water.
Jul
23
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Since something like the full text of Matthew 28:19 is found in the Didache (AD 50-70 at the earliest and generally early second century at the latest), is alluded to twice by Tertullian (d. 225) in On Baptism and Against Praxeas, and by several other church fathers before Nicea, Nicea (c. 325) couldn't have added it.
Jul
23
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
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23
reviewed Reviewed What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
Jul
22
comment In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
@Davïd, thank you. That clears some things up in my mind (why the first and second were different). I plan on checking BDB.
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revised In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
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