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Stack Exchange employs me as a Community Manager. I've been known to respond to jericson@stackexchange.com. Alternatively, I maintain an office on chat. (Please ignore the meta cruft.)

You can read about what I've done over the years in my curriculum vitae.

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Oct
27
asked Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Added the dating of Mark example
Oct
26
answered Does Jesus show compassion to demons in Mark 5:12-13
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Slight clarification on what damage I mean.
Oct
26
revised Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics
Addressing Bruce Alderman's comments
Oct
26
answered Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
Oct
25
awarded  Talkative
Oct
25
revised Is John 7:53-8:11 original to John's gospel?
I'm using this as an example question to try and attract experts in Textual Criticism to the site, so I normalized the title.
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
Well, the Sadducees didn't believe in the resurrection at all and Moses did command remarriage, so the question seems totally benign to their system of belief. What happens after death, before and during the Resurrection was a problem for the Pharisees, not the Sadducees. Jesus' solution was likely one of several. (And I think we are once again agreeing different. ;-)
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
I'm glad I asked. I'll have to re-think the passage. (But I wonder if a possible answer to the Sadducees would be that death does not annul the marriage. The first man was never "divorced" from his wife. (Jesus' response is exactly the opposite by the way.))
Oct
25
revised Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
spelling
Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
The idea to ask this came from an answer to another question. (I just wanted to establish the link. ;-)
Oct
25
comment What is the difference between historical-grammatical and historical criticism?
Related (but not identical) is hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/231/… My answer there would be a good place to start, in my oh-so-humble opinion. ;-)
Oct
25
asked Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
Oct
25
comment How did the Greek “charis” come to imply “favor?”
Sounds plausible to me. I wonder if the book is in one of my local libraries...
Oct
25
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
s/roll/role/ (Great question, by the way. I've never thought the women could all be brides.)
Oct
25
comment Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
I cleaned up the question a bit and suggested some links to the terms you are using. But are you asking about Biblical literalism or historical-grammatical hermeneutics. (The later seems more accepted by Christians at least.)
Oct
25
revised Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
Trying to clarify the question.
Oct
25
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
The question sprung from a chat session.
Oct
25
revised Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
Hanging quote that will bug me the rest of the day if I don't fix it. ;-)