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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.


Jun
7
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
@BruceJames, read my answer again. I said that the matres were in place before the Masoretes. (as you can see, I have not edited since you made this comment.) See especially: "Before the use of niqqud, a system of differentiating words came about that marked when a long vowel should be pronounced. This system, known today by the Latin name matres lectionis (i.e. "mothers of reading") uses certain consonants (aleph, he, yod, and waw) to mark where a long vowel would be and thus differentiate between words that otherwise would be spelt the same way."
Jun
6
revised Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
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Jun
6
revised Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
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Jun
6
revised Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
caps and spelling
Jun
6
revised Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
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Jun
6
revised What does the term “principalities and powers” mean?
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Jun
6
revised How should Galatians 5:10 be translated?
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Jun
5
answered How old were the youths mauled by bears?
Jun
5
revised What is the referent for “brother” in 1 John 4:20-21?
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Jun
5
revised How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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Jun
5
revised Who is judging whom in Revelation 20:4?
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Jun
5
revised What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
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Jun
5
revised Question about translation of Romans 4:9
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Jun
5
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
@TimGallant, if we asked a question on why the two were linked, would you provide the essay?
Jun
4
awarded  Revival
Jun
4
revised By what Name did God reveal Himself to Abraham?
Added Genesis 17:7
Jun
4
answered By what Name did God reveal Himself to Abraham?
Jun
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
May
21
answered How does Peter fit the events of Acts 2 into the apocalyptic imagery of Joel?
May
9
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@hannes, God is not predicative in ho theos agape estin. ho theos is the subject. agape is the part to move after the verb when we translate. And I am arguing against uncap in John 1:1.