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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
24
revised How can we ensure a given “chiasm” was intentional by the author, and is not merely fanciful eisegesis?
Link to scripture quote. Made url to pdf a link instead of just in text.
Jun
24
revised Why do English translations sometimes, but not always, transform names instead of just transliterating them?
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Jun
24
answered Why do English translations sometimes, but not always, transform names instead of just transliterating them?
Jun
23
answered Why is Hadēs translated as “hell”?
Jun
21
comment Acts 23:6: Were Sadducces different in their outward apparel from the Pharisees?
I never thought about this, but it's a great question.
Jun
20
revised Who were the Pharisees?
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Jun
20
revised Who were the Pharisees?
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Jun
20
revised Who were the Pharisees?
Gutted. Replaced with better examples and direction.
Jun
20
comment Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
@brilliant, Acts 23:6 "Then when Paul noticed that part of them were Sadducees and the others Pharisees, he shouted out in the council, "Brothers, I am a Pharisee, a son of Pharisees. I am on trial concerning the hope of the resurrection of the dead!" Paul didn't merely state his beliefs. He took the opportunity to identify squarely with one side of the council and say that the charges were an attack against one of their core doctrines.
Jun
20
asked Who were the Pharisees?
Jun
20
answered Who were the Pharisees?
Jun
20
revised Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
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Jun
20
comment Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
@brilliant, it was Paul's fault that the particular meeting was adjourned in dissension. But the two groups making up the Sanhedrin, the Pharisees and Sadducees, had been at odds over doctrine and practice for years at this point.
Jun
19
answered Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
Jun
19
comment Differences in Genesis creation stories
Also the two kinds of vegetation here are specified as "of the field."
Jun
19
comment Can the word translated as “messiah” be considered a title when referring to Jesus?
Last names weren't used the same way back then as now. Can you show some evidence that Paul regarded Christos as the last name of Jesus of Nazareth?
Jun
17
revised Is there an interpretation of the blood and water that poured from Jesus' side (John 19:34) that involves, in part, some physiological component?
Verse references and links
Jun
17
comment Who is Wisdom in Proverbs
@H3br3wHamm3r81 reminds me of "If you have wisdom, what do you lack? And if you lack wisdom, what do you have?" Leviticus Rabbah)
Jun
17
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
Where to put the quotation marks is a big question when translating Job. The same issue described in that question appears in this chapter. Job and the others all speak in the first person at some point in their speeches. Just one example for each: Job (3:2), Eliphaz (4:12), Bildad (8:9), Zophar (20:2), and Elihu (32:6). So 1st person doesn't help us narrow down an author.
Jun
13
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
I changed the 3rd to 1st since that is what the KJV has and added some links and the verses most central to your argument.