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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
4
comment What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
I have edited to show my reasoning of how Paul uses graphe to refer to the Old Testament and how rabbinic interpretation showed a suffering and dying Messiah. Whether you agree with rabbinics or not, they did understand the Scripture to show a suffering Messiah.
Apr
4
revised What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Added Scripture references of Paul quoting the Old Testament
Apr
3
revised What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Better title
Apr
3
comment Psalms, Hymns, Songs: What are the meanings of these words Biblically?
Thank you for pointing out that the implausible and anachronistic interpretation is just that.
Apr
3
comment How consistent were Augustine's hermeneutics?
Augustine was exactly as consistent as he wanted to be. No more. No less. :-)
Apr
3
comment How should the story of David's concubines be read?
What would have been their status if David has released them? As divorced concubines of the king, would they have been able to find other husbands? Would the rape make them less likely to be able to remarry? If either is so, it makes this a merciful outcome.
Apr
3
comment What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
I never considered that Paul was referring to "raised" being the part from Scripture. Thank you. I agree that the John quote from the Psalm is not taken out of context.
Apr
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Apr
2
revised What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
added 1 characters in body
Apr
2
asked What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Apr
1
answered Is El-Shaddai “Sky God” where Sky==Breasts?
Mar
29
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
@Kazark, Esther shows the institution of Purim. Jesus celebrates Hannakah in John 10. Hannakah is instituted in 1 Maccabees.
Mar
28
comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
@MonicaCellio, but all the paintings of the event I have ever seen have a slain animal off to the side. ;)
Mar
26
comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
@MonicaCellio The Bible never says explicitly (so I don't hold this tightly), but I have always thought that they got the sacrificial offering idea when God made animal skin clothing for Adam and Eve. God killed an animal to cover their sins. They repeated later. Just an idea I've had.
Mar
26
comment Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
AS far as setting, Job shows signs of taking place around the time of Abraham. These signs are things like wealth being expressed by animals owned and that Job acts as priest for his family. When it was written down is a harder question. Most scholars date the writing to somewhere between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. There is a rabbinic tradition that Moses wrote the book (bt Baba Bathra 15a-b), but others take it as a translated work with an unknown author. If Moses, then it needs to be on the plan with the Pentateuch.
Mar
26
revised Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
Added final paragraph
Mar
25
answered Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
Mar
23
comment “Until they see the kingdom of God” in Luke 9:27 and parallels
Thanks for bringing in 1 Peter to this discussion. I had never noticed the connection before!
Mar
23
comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
@JonEricson, I can't do better than hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/1372/…
Mar
22
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