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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.


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27
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Feb
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comment Does Exodus 22:28 call for child sacrifice?
Reuben was the firstborn, not Judah. Judah was actually 4th born, but his elder brothers all disqualified themselves for leadership. Reuben tried to usurp leadership from their father by sleeping with the concubines. Levi and Simeon massacred a city to avenge their sister.
Feb
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Feb
25
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
-1. Luke's explanation for how the Church has grown is centered around the empowerment of the Holy Spirit. See Acts 2, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 19. And you shouldn't hang your findings on Luke 11:2 when Luke's Gospel speaks more of the Holy Spirit and it's actions than Matthew.
Feb
22
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Can you explain more clearly how your answer relates to the question? What shows that these kingdoms are the same or different?
Feb
21
answered Is their a name for a hermeneutic that includes experiential esthetics as a criteria of truthful exegesis?
Feb
21
comment What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Ahh! And it is the Spirit of God that guides our conscience. By saying evil is good and good is evil, they are calling the Spirit a liar, thus blaspheming him. And when they blaspheme like that, they will not listen to Him calling them to repentance either. And without repentance, forgiveness is impossible.
Feb
21
comment When the Bible says “the world”, does that only include Eurasia and Africa?
"God did create the entire world in Genesis 1:1, but according to this theory there is a gap before Genesis 1:2 which concerns itself with the creation of the Promised Land." Sounds like John Sailhammer's theory. I remember reading it years ago.
Feb
20
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20
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20
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
I like how you gave more examples of the circumlocutions. I like it enough to accept this over my own answer.
Feb
20
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Feb
20
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Are you saying Luke has no interest in spiritual matters? That's not the case. tupamahu.blogspot.com/2007/09/… For example, Luke has 17 references to the Holy Spirit while Matthew only has 12. Just before the Ascension, Jesus tells the disciples they will be clothed with power from on high (24:49). See also Acts 1:1-28:30 for more of Luke's spiritual interest. Luke wrote a whole book on how the Spirit empowers believers.
Feb
20
comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
@H3br3wHamm3r81, I removed the reference to "within/among." Interesting article. Just in reference to your final statement, I used to be astonished by how indisputable things were disputed by people disputed but am no longer surprised.
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20
comment Is synoptic parallelism a valid hermeneutic?
See my answer here for more details on the two being the same. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/4251/…
Feb
20
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Feb
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answered What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?