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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
23
revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
added 850 characters in body
Apr
23
answered What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Apr
12
comment What does λεστες mean in Mark 11:17?
There's a lot here that doesn't address the questions: 'Were these common thieves stealing from the marketplace or peoples' homes? Or is "outlaws" a better rendering? What kind of criminal does this refer to (specifically I'm interested in 11:17)?'
Apr
12
comment How should James 2:18 be translated?
Could you add the verses to your final quote of James that follow the pattern of insult and response that you mention? I would, but I'm not sure if you want just verse 20 or beyond it. Thank you!
Apr
12
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
They very well could take them as synonyms. Chrysostom was from Antioch and served as archbishop of Constantinople. Definitely a man of the East.
Apr
11
answered Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
Apr
5
revised What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
put a Scripture quote in block quotes and put conclusion points in bullets
Apr
4
revised What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Added italics to foreign words. Added quotes to the short definitions.
Apr
4
comment “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
@BobJones, that would be a great answer from a text-critical point of view! Could you write it up with an example of which Hebrew word for "sorrow" you intend here?
Apr
3
accepted What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Mar
29
revised Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
added 5 characters in body
Mar
28
answered Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
Mar
27
accepted When the Kingdom of Israel split, what happened to Benjamin?
Mar
25
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
22
revised When the Kingdom of Israel split, what happened to Benjamin?
Corrected references to go to 1 Kings 12
Mar
22
comment When did separation between Israel and Judah happen?
@H3br3wHamm3r81, could you take a look at this, related, question?
Mar
22
comment When the Kingdom of Israel split, what happened to Benjamin?
Inspired by looking at Hammer's answer to this question.