It’s been a long while here on the blog since we’ve had any ancient languages. Patient readers will remember the time that I’ve spent over the years learning Greek. Why did I learn Greek? Well, the bible is written in two main languages. The New Testament (the part that tells the story about Jesus and […]
I’m spending this week listening to lectures by Carl Trueman on Protestant Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century that also work towards the subject I’m enrolled in – Westminster Confession of Faith. Perhaps you’re surprised, but this is not an area I know much about. It’s likely to be an intense […]
In case you’re wondering what I’m up to at college, here’s an update. This was the scene last week when I was preparing for college after mid-semester break. The espresso is a decaf one, the frittata was delicious, and in the bottom left of the page you can see my attempts at translation. A long […]
After seven weeks of training in how to do counselling, a number of further training options were mentioned: Grad Dip of Counselling or Masters of Counselling from the Wesley Institute Various Courses from Relationships Australia Diploma and Degree courses at Tabor College Clinical Pastoral Education Advanced diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy from the Australian […]
An insightful list of things to avoid while studying at bible college, framed as a list of 45 ways to waste your theological education. Update: more thoughts on this topic over at the PTC blog.
Wondering what one of the oldest copies of the Greek New Testament look like? Have a look at these Scans of Codex Sinaiticus – even if you can’t read greek, you can see that everything is in capital letters, and they’re pretty stingy with their spaces too!
It’s been a while since I put up a big list of grammatical terms, so here are a list of the different types of participle. A participle is that part of speech where a verb is used as a noun or an adjective. If the verb is “drive”, then the participle is “driver” or “while […]
Four more hours of Romans today (we finished chapter one!), and another four hours of lectures tomorrow, including our first quiz. The Greek is starting to come back to me: I find myself able to follow – for the most part – what’s going on, and even ask intelligent questions on occasion. At the moment, […]
College is back on for the year. I’m studying Romans in Greek, and (2nd year) Greek Grammar. So far I’ve read one book (see below), skimmed a couple more, and started wrestling with some translation work – I’ve forgotten quite a bit over the break, but it’s starting to come back to me.
Greek is over for the year. Today was the final exam. There was a real sense of anxiety in the room before the paper was handed out: people frantically pouring over their notes, reading the passages in English to try and remember key phrases, packed with unfamiliar words. At last, the paper was handed out. […]