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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.


Oct
20
reviewed Reviewed How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
Oct
20
reviewed No Action Needed Is there any significance behind Jesus' use of the word “love” in “John 21:15-17”
Oct
20
awarded  Guru
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
@Davïd, neither purposeful nor accidental is appealing in the realm of text criticism, but we have to deal with all the possibilities and not just which one is more appealing to us. Personally, I am no longer sure which to prefer. Most of my work has been in the OT, so I never had to check the history of this verse.
Oct
20
comment Omission of 'fasting' in Mark 9:29
"one of the things that would stand no chance of omission" I'm understanding that to mean "no chance of purposeful omission; is that correct?
Oct
20
comment Noah's father Lamech and the Lord's curse
It might also be of note that Lamech is one of two patriarchs whose father was still active after him. Enoch was translated before the death of Jared. Methusaleh and Jared have the longest life spans in Genesis 5 while their sons have the shortest.
Oct
19
comment Why was crocodile (תנין) from Exodus 7:10 translated as snake or serpent?
@DavidH, The Jewish Encyclopedia says the ancient Hebrew word for crocodile is unknown. There are a couple of candidates in the Hebrew Bible, but nothing described quite fits. It's a good article on the critter.
Oct
18
comment Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?
@JimThio while I don't consider the prophets and apostles perfect, I do conclude (not assume) that what they recorded as Scripture is correct. That is, I do not believe them sinless (except Jesus), but what they wrote is inspired and what God wanted them to write.
Oct
16
reviewed Leave Open Which Greek NT passage has proven to have the most variant readings?
Oct
16
reviewed Reviewed The Healing at the Pool in John 5:1-14
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?
Oct
16
reviewed No Action Needed Why did Jesus say “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me…” towards Peter?
Oct
16
answered Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?
Oct
15
revised Why was crocodile (תנין) from Exodus 7:10 translated as snake or serpent?
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Oct
15
answered Why was crocodile (תנין) from Exodus 7:10 translated as snake or serpent?
Oct
14
comment What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
Yeah, this is a good question--focused on a text and one particular hermeneutic for it.
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open What are the arguments used by literal interpreters of Ezekiel's temple (Ezek. 40-48)?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open What view of drug use today would be deemed as sorcery/pharmakiea and fleshly by Paul in Galatians 5:20, when he lists the word?
Oct
14
reviewed Leave Open What are the similarities and differences between the Genesis creation account and other creation stories of the time
Oct
13
reviewed Reviewed Why does the YLT render “thunder” as “voices” in Exodus 20:18?