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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.


Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed What's the root definition of the word “judge” in Matthew 7:1?
Jul
28
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Bart Ehrman, an agnostic, textual critic, and no trinitarian believes the long reading to be original. When a man who tries to undermine Christianity at every turn says the long reading is original, it should give those who argue against it pause. Eusebius had a tendency to abbreviate (as did many in antiquity). At other times, he quotes the long version (Contra Marcellum I.1.9; I.1.36; Theologia III. 5.22; EpCaesarea 3 (Socrates, Eccl.Hist 1.8); Psalms 117.1-4; Theophania 4.8).
Jul
28
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Lot of quote mining in that pdf. Without full scholarly citations, it is impossible to track most of them down. They might go on to argue against the very quote that is lifted for inclusion. Can't tell without full references. For example, Cardinal Ratzinger said that when, where, in what context? Under what article was that citation of the Catholic Encyclopedia? Volume and page don't help without edition.
Jul
28
comment Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26
@Pacerier, no. I was explaining the rabbinic commentary illustrating the wordplay between sane and Sinai.
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Inconsistent translations of Revelation 13:10?
Jul
25
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@caseyr547, he doesn't need to be well traveled. Greek was the lingua franca of the Roman Empire, and Aramaic was spoken to the east (though not as much as it had been in the past). Literary and archeological evidence (see above and Jon's answer) shows that Greek, Aramaic, and Mishnaic Hebrew were all spoken in the Land.
Jul
25
comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you have good evidence against, you are welcome to post your own answer.
Jul
25
comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you want to quote Kelber (while disagreeing with Millard), you should find the primary source where Kelber states this. That reading and writing were common in Judea and Galilee before, after, and during Jesus' day is well established by archeology and literary discoveries. That link deals mainly with what language was known in the time, but it also deals with the literary evidence that shows how we can determine that.
Jul
25
reviewed Close What is the meaning of 2 Peter 3:8 (1000 years as 1 day)?
Jul
25
reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
Jul
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
Jul
25
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@davidbrainerd, that is true. When I do the full answer, as Dan has requested (I planned on that as I edited the question to reopen it), I do intend to look at the dates of the manuscripts and not just the dates of the authors lives. And this conspiracy relies on the conspirators missing the writings of one of their contemporaries, Eusebius.
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
Jul
24
revised Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
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revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Added a source for the claim. Added text for comparison.
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
Jul
24
reviewed Close Moses and the Rock
Jul
24
reviewed Reviewed “Adultery in your heart” verse
Jul
23
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
ON BAPTISM For there has been imposed a law of baptizing, and its form prescribed: Go, [Jesus] says, teach the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Tertullian wrote that quote before his death c. 225. That's a century before Nicea.