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bio website ericsowell.com
location Dallas, TX
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I am a software dude living in Dallas. I've been doing that for about either years now. Fun times.

Prior to this I attended school to receive a Master of Theology. Of course that doesn't mean I know what I'm talking about :) That was mostly fun but I needed a break from school after that, so I got a "real job".

My primary interest is Greek as well as the study of early Christianity. I attend and teach at FBC Parker, TX.

I blog on stuff related to Early Christianity here, if you are interested: http://www.archaicchristianity.com/blog


Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Feb
22
comment Spirit of the Lord Upon David
Clearly the Spirit did not indwell all Israelites but I'm curious what your justification is for the distinction between "indwelling" and "coming upon"?
Feb
20
comment What do Protestants say was the source for the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Even though generally I agree with you on an interpretational level, I don't see how this answers the question. Isn't he asking a historical question, not an interpretational one?
Feb
20
comment What do Protestants say was the source for the doctrine of the perpetual virginity of Mary?
It would be difficult to make the protestant reformation depend on the printing press though it certainly helped it along. The so-called magisterial reformers were all educated men and would have had access to a copy of the Scriptures and have had the ability to read them just fine. The printing press helped the reformers get the masses behind them but would not have been too critical for some of the leadership. Of course this may not apply to some of the more radical parts of the reformation.
Feb
16
comment What is God's good news before Jesus's death and resurrection?
I want to +5 just because you didn't boil down the gospel to just salvation by faith :) From a "normal" Jewish perspective, you are absolutely right. The gospels identify John as the voice crying out in the wilderness of Isaiah 40. The only thing that I think should be added was that Jesus brought this message plus some level of redefinition. Though that wasn't clear in John's message, it was in Jesus'.
Feb
14
revised Praying BOLDLY: Praying for personal achievement vs. praying for selfless achievement
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Feb
14
answered Praying BOLDLY: Praying for personal achievement vs. praying for selfless achievement
Feb
14
awarded  Supporter
Feb
14
awarded  Revival
Feb
14
awarded  Editor
Feb
14
comment What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
Glad I could help.
Feb
14
revised What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
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Feb
14
comment How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
Glad I could help :)
Feb
14
answered What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
Feb
14
awarded  Teacher
Feb
14
comment How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
@DJClayworth it is actually arbitrary, to a point. The gender used is masculine because "paraclete"/"helper" is masculine. The word choice itself was not arbitrary because he meant to say what he said, but the gender of the word is. So this line of reasoning is not accurate.
Feb
14
answered How do we know to refer to the Holy Spirit as He?
Aug
24
awarded  Autobiographer