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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.

On a personal note, I'm married and have three children. Our oldest son loves school, friends, games, and reading. (He can't wait to get on our LEGO® Answers site, but he's not quite old enough. My posts there are usually at his request.) Two of my children happen to have been born on the same day. I sometimes write about that experience.

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Occasionally, I write a post for Eschewmenical.


Nov
28
comment What does it mean to be “born of water”?
I edited a few things: quotes can be formatted nicely, I think the Scripture is from the ESV, and I removed your sign-off line, which is generally discouraged on Stack Exchange. If you don't like any of these changes, feel free to re-edit. Thanks for the answer!
Nov
28
revised What does it mean to be “born of water”?
Minor formatting corrections, added link, and removed signature.
Nov
28
awarded  Civic Duty
Nov
28
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Your handle is intriguing since we have no less than three "Pastor Dave"s at our church. I'd never heard the literal Greek translation of "born again" despite hearing many sermons about the concept. Thanks of the answer!
Nov
28
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
27
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Turns out it was difficult to answer without a fullish interpretation. If you just read the immediate context, there is not a lot of reason to doubt Jonah wrote his prayer as he prayed it.
Nov
26
accepted What happened to the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15?
Nov
26
revised Does 1 Cor 1:21 suggest preaching is foolish?
Added a link, tag and fixed a typo.
Nov
26
answered When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Nov
25
answered Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
Nov
25
comment Are the four profitable areas in 2 Tim 3:16 covering doctrine and practice?
Excellent question! The simplest answer is that Guthrie is wrong. ;-) But I would like to know what Paul intended to communicate with those 4 words.
Nov
25
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I appreciate this answer, but we aren't a "Christian" site, so not all of us take Jesus as our final authority. In addition, Jonah could be purely allegorical and yet Jesus could be right in saying that it is trustworthy and true. (I usually vote up answers to my questions, I find I can't on this answer since it didn't engage my question exactly. Don't be discouraged!)
Nov
25
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Thanks for the answer.
Nov
23
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Inspired by a question on Christian holidays in general and our challenge of the "week".
Nov
23
asked Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Nov
23
comment Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
@Jack: I double checked with the NET translation notes, which are usually helpful, and yes: that's almost word for word how the notes explain the phrase. I think Paul takes for granted that everyone (spiritual or not) may be understood by God Himself, if that's what your question is about.
Nov
23
revised Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
Bringing in the NET Bible.
Nov
23
answered Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
Nov
23
comment Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?
I thoroughly agree. I would further say that Psalm 19 would be a circular argument if it were intended to be Teleological as the psalmist assumes God exists and has characteristics such as being perfect in goodness and power. (And I think the argument works best to refine our understanding of God--not to establish it, so I probably won't be interested in the answers I would get on Philosophy.SE.) Thanks for the answer.
Nov
23
accepted Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?