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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.


Aug
1
answered Was Achan's family punished along with Achan? or was he alone when punished?
Aug
1
reviewed No Action Needed John 11:9 Why does Jesus remind his disciples about 12 hours in a day?
Aug
1
reviewed No Action Needed Why does Luke associate the birth of Christ with the census conducted by Quirinus?
Jul
30
comment Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Walter Kaiser has a book Recovering the Unity of the Bible where he addresses themes appearing throughout the Bible. Also Gleason Archer's A Survey of Old Testament Introduction addresses the multiple author arguments of the Old Testament works. To me, they are settled as single author (with a few later edits).
Jul
28
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Jul
26
comment Is the study of Typology and inter-textual scriptural analysis taught in seminary?
I would like to discuss these issues with you in chat. There are many and related. If you are willing, [these instructions] will tell you how to make a chat account. Once you do that, I will add you to the list of chatters. After you have 20 pts of rep, you will not need to be explicitly added to rooms.
Jul
25
answered Is the study of Typology and inter-textual scriptural analysis taught in seminary?
Jul
25
reviewed No Action Needed Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?
Jul
25
reviewed Reviewed What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?
Jul
25
comment Is “Gospel”, or “Good News of Military Victory” what “Evangelion” means in Greek?
@Mattias, I left you the names of some traditional scholars who are dealing with the exact kind of arguments Atwill uses. I really suggest you read some of those for a balanced opinion.
Jul
24
answered Is “Gospel”, or “Good News of Military Victory” what “Evangelion” means in Greek?
Jul
24
revised Is “Gospel”, or “Good News of Military Victory” what “Evangelion” means in Greek?
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Jul
24
comment Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
@MikeBull, "I don't think you'd advise that we read each book or letter (or Testament) in a total literary vacuum." Bingo. That's why genre is so important. Words are used differently in apocalyptic writings than in historical narrative. Prose structures are not the same as poetry structures. And before you ask again, I will answer again. Yes, I think about genre with everything I read. I don't read a mystery the same way I read sagas.
Jul
22
answered Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
Jul
22
comment Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
He is asking about the connotation of the phrase not the denotation.
Jul
22
reviewed No Action Needed What “is lacking in Christ's afflictions” according to Paul?
Jul
17
revised In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
spelling mostly
Jul
16
comment What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
I started to add a link for others to see the verse in question, but 1 Cor 15:55 says "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" Is this the verse you meant? Or did you mean Hebrews 2:14 "...the one who holds the power of death (that is, the devil)"?
Jul
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comment In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
-1. This doesn't address the question of "what is the Father's house that Jesus goes to prepare?" Also, you say Abraham, but I think you mean Adam.
Jul
16
answered Can “pharmakous” mean something other than “sorceror”?