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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
12
reviewed Reviewed women ancestors of Jesus
Aug
12
accepted How can Ruth “return” to a place she had never been?
Aug
11
comment Who were the Pharisees?
@BruceJames, so where do the descriptions of hypocritical pharisees come from in Sota 22b?
Aug
11
comment Who were the Pharisees?
@BruceJames, some of Jesus' interactions with Pharisees are positive and some are negative. The Talmud (Sota 22b) says there were 7 types of Pharisees, and most of those types were negative (definitely 5, maybe 6). Some read the God Quaker as negative, others as positive). Some of those types certainly are hypocrites: the shoulder wants his good deeds to be seen, the bruised closes his eyes to keep from seeing women (and thus be tempted) and walks into walls, the humpback walks in false humility.
Aug
11
comment How can Ruth “return” to a place she had never been?
@BruceJames, I look forward to it.
Aug
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Ruth uncover Boaz' feet, or something else?
Aug
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Was Haman an Agagite?
Aug
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on In Genesis 20:13, why is elohim with a plural verb translated God rather than gods?
Aug
11
reviewed Reviewed Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Aug
9
comment How can Ruth “return” to a place she had never been?
@user2479, I actually did a whole paper on proselytism while in seminary and repentance in the OT (which uses shub) for part of another. I'm hoping for other insights to shub.
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Did Jesus call God YHWH?
Aug
8
comment Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
@Sarah, that would be fine. Thank you!
Aug
8
comment When was Ruth written?
I've asked another question about the word shub in Ruth 1. If you would like to explain more of the concept of shub there, it would be greatly appreciated.
Aug
8
asked How can Ruth “return” to a place she had never been?
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
Aug
8
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
@JackDouglas, 50 shekels then would buy 1.4 slaves. Look for the section "A Question of Cost" for a breakdown by time period. Exodus-Dt fit in the late second millennium.
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed What is the true name of our creator?
Aug
8
comment What is the true name of our creator?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different than other sites. For one thing, here we have to start with a text and work outward. This question goes the other way. You might get better answers to what you seek on Christianity.SE. I'll flag this for a moderator's attention.
Aug
8
reviewed Reviewed What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
Aug
8
revised What is Paul “giving his body over” to in 1 Corinthians 13:3?
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