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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
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.
Jun
13
revised Interpretations of Elihu in Job
3rd to 1st. Added links to cited passages.
Jun
13
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
The Scriptures are not encrypted. The Father, Son, and Spirit want us to read and understand them. There are things that an unbeliever will not understand, granted, but the vast majority is for us to understand. This should not be taken that we are the final authority, but remember "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim 3:16).
Jun
12
revised Details on “Western Unical D”?
Added a clarifier. I had to read the quote a couple of times to see what it said.
Jun
11
answered Did Pilate know three languages?
Jun
11
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Regarding note 5: The Hebrew word for "and" is commonly used to show that the following sentence is part of the same narrative as the prior sentence. For good translation into English, that word isn't always translated. If we did, entire chapters of the Old Testament would be one sentence long (I do not exaggerate). That's bad English.
Jun
11
revised How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Removed rude claim in note 6.
Jun
10
revised Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?
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Jun
10
comment Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?
I found a couple of places talking about Akiva's belief from the final paragraph but none of them gave a primary-source quotation that it was drawn from. Instead, they drew it from several statements which when put together come to that conclusion. In other words, they apply Binyan ab mi-shene ketubim to Akiva's teachings to determine his methodology. I find that appropriate.
Jun
10
answered Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?