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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.


Jan
29
comment Was Origen Adamantius an “allegorist” in the modern sense of the word?
See my bio for more of my credentials.
Jan
29
answered Was Origen Adamantius an “allegorist” in the modern sense of the word?
Jan
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
27
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
@H3br3wHamm3r81, with John pointing out that it Jesus is in the Temple during the Feast of Dedication, I think we can safely conclude that Jesus was joining in with the celebrants.
Jan
25
revised How reliable are the Dead Sea Scrolls as a base to compare against the Masoretic text and the LXX?
edited tags; edited title
Jan
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Jan
21
awarded  Custodian
Jan
21
awarded  Informed
Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed Coherence-Based Genealogical Method vs. Local Text-Types Theory
Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed Reading the Bible via verse and chapter and not getting the intended meaning?
Jan
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
Jan
21
revised Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
make title clearer
Jan
15
comment The beloved disciple vs Peter
Traditionally, the order is Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Many modern academics put order them as Mark, Matthew, Luke, and John.
Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
10
comment Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
amazon.com/Introduction-Aramaic-Second-Resources-Biblical/dp/… is the textbook I used. But I would also carefully consider this one: amazon.com/Basics-Biblical-Aramaic-Complete-Annotated/dp/…
Jan
9
comment Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
Do you have a source for saying that the KJV OT comes from the LXX? I compared swathes in seminary, and where the Greek and Hebrew disagree, the KJV is most likely to go with the HEbrew.
Jan
9
answered Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
Jan
9
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
12
comment What does the living sacrifice mean in Romans 12:1?
It means don't crawl off the altar.
Dec
6
revised How many animals is the King of Zion to ride according to Zechariah?
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