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Grew up Mennonite; now Reformed Baptist. Figure that one out.

Having recently upgraded to an Android tablet, I mostly use YouVersion's Bible app. Before that, I primarily used e-Sword and NET Bible on a Fujitsu tablet PC. I've actually been fully electronic since 2002 or 2003, when I got a Pocket PC device. As I told a friend at the time, "I just got an eight-translation parallel Bible with Greek and Hebrew lexicons, and it only weighs 5 ounces!"


Jan
15
answered Could the usage of the word “fish” be considered evidence for a later and more figurative writing of the gospels?
Jan
14
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@LanceRoberts The length of hair is not the point of the passage - Paul uses it only to shed light on the real point. Whether it is hair length or an external symbol, the underlying point is a matter of the heart.
Jan
5
comment Why is Moses' reference to God's promise in Exodus 32 effective?
Not from God's perspective, certainly, but Moses is the speaker and seems to suggest that from a human perspective.
Jan
5
comment Reconciling the accounts of the calling of Simon Peter
Given that the fundamental circumstances are clearly different, and the John passage explicitly claims to be a first meeting between Jesus and the two men, that seems to be the clearest way to read this.
Jan
4
answered Reconciling the accounts of the calling of Simon Peter
Jan
4
revised Why is Moses' reference to God's promise in Exodus 32 effective?
added 57 characters in body
Jan
4
answered Why is Moses' reference to God's promise in Exodus 32 effective?
Dec
20
comment Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
While the scriptural foundation is rather circumstantial, we have no record of Joseph beyond Jesus' childhood. Cana? (John 2:1-11) Mary was there, Joseph was not (or was not mentioned.) Nazareth, when Mary and Jesus' brothers were outside? (Matthew 12:46-50; Mark 3:20-32) Joseph isn't mentioned. He never appears in context of Jesus' ministry, arrest, trial, or crucifixion.
Dec
15
answered Translation of “ἐλπίς”
Dec
15
comment Translation of “ἐλπίς”
Is the issue with Greek, or English? :)
Dec
9
comment Is hermeneutics primarily descriptive or prescriptive?
Hermeneutics is the study of the text. It's science. You're continuing to focus on exegesis. Exegesis is more akin to the exercise of law.
Dec
7
comment Is hermeneutics primarily descriptive or prescriptive?
"scientific observation is supplanted by free-for-all invention" - only if the "exegete" ignores all of that which they just studied. Furthermore, as has been discussed here and on meta multiple times, hermeneutics and exegesis are not, strictly speaking, the same thing. So to make a conclusion about hermeneutics based upon how some practice exegesis is a flawed conclusion.
Nov
30
comment What does Hebrews 6:4-6 mean?
Your question assumes Pauline authorship, which is strongly disputed among most scholars.
Nov
28
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
18
comment Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?
It was not my intent to downplay his effort, and in fact I really appreciate the detail he put into it.
Nov
18
comment Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?
Seems like a lot of effort to get to "it is likely that Luke saw it too."
Nov
18
answered Was it typical to cast lots like in Acts 1:26?
Nov
18
comment Was it typical to cast lots like in Acts 1:26?
No other examples by Christians, you mean?
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
Interesting - TIL that Irenaeus received teaching from Polycarp, a disciple of John. This would definitely seem to give his insight additional weight into what John's intent might have been.