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bio website frankluke.com
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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
comment Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?
Because זרע is Hebrew, not Greek. The Greek Paul uses in that verse is σπέρματι, which I put in the top, replacing the Hebrew zera'. Since you had quoted the Genesis source for Paul's quote, I put the Hebrew at the bottom so people could follow up on that route if they wanted.
Aug
14
revised Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?
Moved the Hebrew word to the OT section and put the Greek word into the NT section.
Aug
14
suggested suggested edit on Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?
Aug
13
comment Is there any evidence to support a preference for second-career pastors coming disproportionately from IT?
Add me to the count. My first Hebrew professor (an engineering student before being called to ministry) told me that his best Hebrew students came from the following fields: engineering, math, accounting, and computer science.
Aug
8
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
Related on BH.SE: What were the historical reasons why the book of Enoch was excluded from most Christian canons?
Aug
8
comment Was the book of Enoch once part of the holy scriptures?
Related on BH.SE: What were the historical reasons why the book of Enoch was excluded from most Christian canons?
Aug
6
awarded  Commentator
Aug
6
comment Did early church fathers understand the doctrine of trinity?
Actually, there are at least 24 quotes from the Church Fathers of Matthew 28:19's "name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" from prior to 400. And there is plenty of manuscript evidence that Matt 28:19 as we have it is original.
Aug
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
How would a Pentecostal perspective be helpful here? (I ask as an Assemblies of God minister.)
Jul
28
answered Six-hundred-sixty-six or six-six-six or six-one-six
Jul
24
revised Why should we pray if God knows everything?
Grammar, capitilization, and spacing.
Jul
24
suggested suggested edit on Why should we pray if God knows everything?
Jul
19
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
14
revised Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
Jesus cast "legion" out of a man and into swine, not from the herd.
Jul
14
suggested suggested edit on Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
Jul
12
awarded  Talkative
Jul
12
comment How were people baptized in the name of Jesus without the Holy Spirit in Acts 8?
@gideonmarx, good catch. Added to the top of the list.
Jul
12
revised How were people baptized in the name of Jesus without the Holy Spirit in Acts 8?
added 789 characters in body
Jul
11
answered How were people baptized in the name of Jesus without the Holy Spirit in Acts 8?