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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.


Apr
22
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."
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed Cain's lineage vs. Adam's
Apr
22
comment Cain's lineage vs. Adam's
Do you have some sources for this?
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed Is “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed Numeral system in the time of the Genesis
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed What does chamushim (“fifties”) mean in Exodus 13:18?
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed Who are the 144,000 sealed in Revelation 7?
Apr
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Jesus drink wine?
Apr
22
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.
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Where can I find Targum Neofiti online?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Understanding Jesus' apparent lie in John 7:8
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Where does the paragraph end in Genesis 37:2
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed Why was Barabbas in prison?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed In Zec. 3:2, what is the meaning of “a brand plucked from the fire”?
Apr
21
reviewed No Action Needed Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
Apr
21
reviewed Reviewed When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?