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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
25
reviewed Reviewed Why it is translated “Be filled by the Spirit” (Eph 5:18-20)
Apr
25
revised Why it is translated “Be filled by the Spirit” (Eph 5:18-20)
added 13 characters in body
Apr
25
comment Did Paul think in Hebrew?
@Susan, you're right, Luke was a gentile and did not think in Hebrew, but his writing style is very interesting. Luke and the first part of Acts are written in a style like the Septuagint. The last part of Acts is different, much more like a native Greek would write. Luke's sources for the Gospel and Acts (before he was converted) were Jews and would have expressed their accounts to him in Hebrew style. But when Luke was present-an eyewitness-the text reads like a native. Good catch!
Apr
24
revised Is Romans 1:17 ambiguous?
edited tags
Apr
24
comment Did Paul think in Hebrew?
@Daи, not a problem at all. I just had to be careful because I was adding a paragraph on Hebrew idioms when I got the message that it had been edited. I probably would have completely missed the edit you made.
Apr
24
revised Did Paul think in Hebrew?
Added idiom paragraph.
Apr
24
answered Did Paul think in Hebrew?
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed What day of the week was the Pentecost in Acts 2?
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed When Samson posed his riddle, how were his companions supposed to guess it?
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Apr
22
reviewed No Action Needed Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
Apr
22
reviewed Reviewed How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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?