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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
5
revised What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
edited tags
Jun
5
revised Question about translation of Romans 4:9
Replaced translation tag.
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.
May
9
revised “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
added 70 characters in body
May
9
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@hannes, right. It's a case where translating literally would destroy the meaning.
May
1
revised What is a “reinked” manuscript?
added 1 characters in body
May
1
comment At what point did Abraham know he was talking to God in Genesis 18?
I like how you distinguish what the author knows and what Abraham knows. Very good focus.
May
1
comment Who were the scholars responsible for the New English Translation?
I didn't realize so many of them were Dallas Theological Seminary.
May
1
answered What is a “reinked” manuscript?
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
29
comment By what Name did God reveal Himself to Abraham?
Saw the question and had a flashback! They aren't duplicates but the title reminded me of the other one.
Apr
29
comment What are the Pharisees saying to search in John 7:52?
I like how you started with finding other uses of "search" in John.
Apr
29
comment Do the Dead Sea Scrolls argue against Aramaic primacy?
"In this coin (above link), you will read this Aramaic inscription - SHMOWN NSYA YSRAL." If this one coin being in Aramaic proves that Aramaic was the spoken language, what does the plethora of coins with Hebrew inscriptions from the Hasmonean period prove?
Apr
29
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
Thank you for expanding the answer. It is very nice.