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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.


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comment What is the understanding of “an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him”?
@ShemSeger this doesn't just "correct" doctrine it changes the words.
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comment What is the understanding of “an evil spirit from the LORD tormented him”?
Where did "failed" come from? That's not in the text. Is that supposed to come from רוח (rah-evil)? It is also clear looking at the Hebrew that YHWH is a noun in both clauses of the sentence. In the first clause it is part of the subject (Spirit of YHWH-only nouns can be in construct chain) in the second it is "from YHWH" not an infinitive verb. We know this because the mem (preposition meaning "from") prefixes the eth. Preposition can only be followed by nouns (or participles-a verb acting as a noun) Likewise the eth can only be followed by a noun (or participle).
Oct
3
awarded  Custodian
Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed Are there any examples of Jesus praying publicly?
Sep
30
revised Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
added 213 characters in body
Sep
30
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
@bruisedreed, that verse could lead to another question: "Are lots to be used today?"
Sep
30
answered Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
Sep
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
comment What is the significance of Ehud being left-handed?
@gideonmarx, I moved part of the answer to an aside section. I had been curious about the military advantages to being left handed and figured others would be also.
Sep
22
revised What is the significance of Ehud being left-handed?
Move a digression to an aside section.
Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Sep
19
answered What is the significance of Ehud being left-handed?
Aug
28
comment At what point did Judaism and Christianity diverge?
The full quote from Erubin 21b should be given: " My son, be more careful in [the observance of] the words of the Scribes than in the words of the Torah, for in the laws of the Torah there are positive and negative precepts; but, as to the laws of the Scribes, whoever transgresses any of the enactments of the Scribes incurs the penalty of death. In case you should object: If they are of real value why were they not recorded [in the Torah]? Scripture stated: ‘Of making many books there is no end’." The reason is very important.
Aug
27
awarded  Civic Duty
Aug
27
answered Skin color of Adam and Eve
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?