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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.


Feb
20
accepted What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Feb
20
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Are you saying Luke has no interest in spiritual matters? That's not the case. tupamahu.blogspot.com/2007/09/… For example, Luke has 17 references to the Holy Spirit while Matthew only has 12. Just before the Ascension, Jesus tells the disciples they will be clothed with power from on high (24:49). See also Acts 1:1-28:30 for more of Luke's spiritual interest. Luke wrote a whole book on how the Spirit empowers believers.
Feb
20
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
@H3br3wHamm3r81, I removed the reference to "within/among." Interesting article. Just in reference to your final statement, I used to be astonished by how indisputable things were disputed by people disputed but am no longer surprised.
Feb
20
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Feb
20
comment Is synoptic parallelism a valid hermeneutic?
See my answer here for more details on the two being the same. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/4251/…
Feb
20
asked What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Feb
20
answered What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Feb
20
comment Is synoptic parallelism a valid hermeneutic?
For the example you gave, yes those verses refer to the same thing. I will give more details in a separate answer and add a link here. It's a good question in itself and I don't want to detract from the stated question.
Feb
20
answered Is synoptic parallelism a valid hermeneutic?
Feb
19
revised What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
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Feb
19
asked What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Feb
19
revised How many people were involved in the Exodus?
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Feb
19
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Feb
19
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
@MonicaCellio, I might be noticing a pattern. If the word appears with numbers, it means "thousand." If it appears without numbers, it may mean division but does not have to. That's a preliminary hypothesis and would need more research.
Feb
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Feb
18
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
@MonicaCellio, guess not. Is there anywhere in Numbers that aleph works as "unit"? Beyond taking a verse in isolation of its context?
Feb
18
comment What does it mean to be a Nazarite?
Thanks, Mike. Do you have any information on how the Nazarites were viewed over time? Such as in the ITP and Talmudic periods?
Feb
18
answered How many people were involved in the Exodus?
Feb
13
revised Did Tamar marry a third time, and if so whom?
Clarified question after response from asker.