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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
14
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
14
comment What does it mean for Elisha to want “a double portion” from Elijah?
@Jas3.1, I'd love to see that as an answer and not a comment.
Aug
13
revised What does it mean for Elisha to want “a double portion” from Elijah?
Clarified title to match actual question in mind
Aug
13
asked What does it mean for Elisha to want “a double portion” from Elijah?
Aug
13
revised What shape was Noah's Ark?
added 35 characters in body
Aug
13
answered What shape was Noah's Ark?
Aug
13
reviewed Reviewed What was the lesson Elisha wanted to teach Joash using the arrows?
Aug
12
asked What were the wise men?
Aug
12
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Which beast does the number 666 represent
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?