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I can anwer questions on theological topics, Christian spirituality, and religious education.

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I studied Bible at Oral Roberts University and have an MA from McCormick Theological Seminary. I have written devotional and Bible study articles. I was an interim Congregational minister and have done pulpit supply in various churches for over twenty years.


Foundation for Biblical Research (Bible study articles) Restoration Research (Latter Day Saint history) Exploring Cults and New Religions Books: The Baha'i Faith (Garland Publishing, 1985), Channeling (Garland Publishing, 1992), Reincarnation (Garland Publishing, 1996), and Consulting Spirits (Greenwood, 1998).


B.A. Oral Roberts University MATS, McCormick Theolgical Seminary Further study, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Moody Bible Institute, and Brigham Young University.

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2017-01-09 suffering:

Is the suffering physical (and or) emotional? If the suffering is physical, you'd need to see a doctor.  About 12 years ago, I had knee surgery.  At first, it is very painful to put weight on an operated

2015-06-24 millennial reign:

Eschatology says that Satan is ultimately defeated.  I think when we talk about "end times," there is a deeper meaning.  We look at the "beast" or "antichrist" coming in the future, but, really, we encounter

2015-06-23 millennial reign:

I don't think there is a definite answer on this. It depends on if you are pre-millennial, post-millennial, or a-millennial.  Presumably Christ will return to earth and set up a kingdom.  The idea is that

2013-09-03 baptism:

Baptism, in itself, is not denominational.  It is based in ritual washings that have been common in the Jewish faith (from which the Christian church came).  Peter said that baptism was "for the remission

2012-12-10 marriage:

I am not qualified to comment on "common-law" marriages.  It is a legal question and is beyond the scope of this site.  If you mean, do I think people should live together instead of marrying,  I don't


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