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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.


Sep
12
comment When Samson posed his riddle, how were his companions supposed to guess it?
Yep. Couple of different words used to describe the Spirit coming upon people. Indeed, got a question out of it. Thank you so much for quoting the ESV here. If I hadn't seen the different phrasing in English, I would have assumed it used the standard phrasing in Hebrew.
Sep
12
asked Are there differences in how the Spirit empowers people?
Sep
12
comment When Samson posed his riddle, how were his companions supposed to guess it?
"rushed upon him." A very interesting word choice. I'll have to look at the Hebrew for it. Might get a question out of it!
Sep
11
reviewed No Action Needed Was Adam present when the serpent was talking with Eve?
Sep
10
revised Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
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Sep
10
comment Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
@JamesShewey, that ex nihilo is first explicitly stated in Maccabees was one of the pieces that hit the cutting room floor last night. As for Strong's, though, I prefer BDB. Strongs shows how the words are translated not what they mean.
Sep
10
answered Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
Sep
10
comment Assessments of the evidence for the “Gap Theory” reading of Genesis 1:1-2?
My answer in the file (partially formatted) is 5,929 words and 12 pages long. I still have a couple of notes to fill in (i.e. in places it says find the rule in Waltke/O'Connor). My answer is actually 4000 letters too long for SE.
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
Sep
8
reviewed Leave Open Calculating months and weeks in the Mosaic Law
Sep
4
reviewed No Action Needed Psalm 23:6 correct translation
Sep
2
comment How can the translation of δοξης as “glory” in Romans 3:23 be justified?
I like this answer. Can you show that the Septuagint used doxa for kabod? That would really connect the dots for people.
Sep
2
reviewed Reopen Calculating months and weeks in the Mosaic Law
Sep
2
reviewed Reviewed What is the best translation of κατὰ κεφαλῆς in 1 Cor 11:4?
Aug
29
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