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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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answered Language question in Mark 15:34
May
19
revised Language question in Mark 15:34
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May
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reviewed Reviewed What did people do with children in biblical times when people gathered as a congregation?
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revised What did people do with children in biblical times when people gathered as a congregation?
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May
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reviewed No Action Needed Why pray, “lead us not into temptation”?
May
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comment Was Barabbas' given name Jesus?
Abba as a name for God was actually used in Judaism. It appears in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmudic literature. bt Taan 23b tells of Abba Chilkiah who prayed God would send rain for some schoolchildren who had asked him (Abba, the wrong Abba) to make rain. He prayed answer the prayer of these children who cannot tell the difference in "the Abba who can give rain and the Abba who cannot give rain."
May
15
reviewed No Action Needed Is Saul's insult intended to be incoherent?
May
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does it mean that the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than John the Baptist?
May
15
awarded  Famous Question
May
12
reviewed Reviewed What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
May
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are the speeches in the gospels and Acts meant to be taken as literal renditions of the original speech, or general gists of the speaker's message?
May
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reviewed Reviewed Is loving your neighbour more than yourself allowed?
May
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reviewed Close Is this a figure of speech?
May
12
comment Is this a figure of speech?
Hi! This is a good question and fits in the site guidelines. It might also have been answered already. If the link above doesn't answer your question, please give us more details.
May
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reviewed Reviewed Jesus is both the good shepherd and the gate - Is it the same parable or two different?
May
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revised Was Job short-changed in the end?
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May
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reviewed Reviewed Was Job short-changed in the end?
May
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reviewed No Action Needed How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
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reviewed Reviewed Luke 7:33 - Why didn't John the Baptist eat bread?
May
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reviewed No Action Needed The Greek word translated as “children” in 1 Tim. 3:4: is it declined in the singular or plural number?