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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
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revised Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
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Aug
28
comment Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
@fdb, does it impact your statement any that of the 40 times "repent" appearances in the KJV NT, this is the only time they follow it with "himself" (or any reflexive pronoun)? And they never put "himself" after repent in the OT. There are ~80 occurrences of the word translated.
Aug
27
reviewed No Action Needed What is an “early catholicism”?
Aug
27
reviewed Reviewed Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
Aug
27
comment Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
@Susan, partly from my own spending a lot of time in the KJV and noting that other uses of the word were in the same form but this was the only one where they added "himself." Matthew Henry says, "He repented himself; that is, he was filled with grief, anguish, and indignation, at himself, when reflecting upon what he had done." He then goes on to compare Peter's repentance to salvation and Judas' to destruction. With Henry's commentary being ~100 years after KJV, his understanding of the phrase would be similar to theirs.
Aug
27
reviewed Close Chapter and verse numbers in Greek vs Hebrew/Aramaic
Aug
27
reviewed No Action Needed What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Chapter and verse numbers in Greek vs Hebrew/Aramaic
Aug
26
revised Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
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Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does Paul mean by “unworthy manner” in 1 Corinthians 11:27-32?
Aug
26
answered Did Judas repent or feel remorse?
Aug
21
reviewed Reviewed The book of Daniel
Aug
21
comment How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
"you will find that the differences stand out much more than the similarities". This is so important. For example, in so many of the other Flood stories, the gods send the flood not because humanity is sinful, but because humanity is noisy and keeping the gods from their [beauty] sleep! The gods also forgot that they need humans to make sacrifices (feeding the gods). The gods are, in these, little more than people with super egos, super powers, and short tempers. The stories make people feel good about themselves while the Bible shows the majesty of God and the sinfulness of humanity.
Aug
21
comment How can Paul (Saul), be considered a “young man” when Stephen was stoned?
I first read "R.J. Knowling" as "J.K. Rowling," and thought "What?" I think I need caffeine.
Aug
21
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@davidbrainerd, for plausible deniability to work, you'd want to change more than one reference. Instead, this "conspiracy" changes 1 and leaves 6. That's backwards.
Aug
21
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
20
revised Sin vs trespass vs transgression
Added a couple of verse references
Aug
20
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of Romans 2:12?
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed What were the wise men?