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[May 17th, 2018 marked 10 years since Lois and I were married. What follows is some reflections that I jotted down while we were away celebrating.] We found an absolutely fantastic little cabin near Youngsville, NC, and have had the … Continue reading
The meaning of the Greek perfect tense has become a matter of huge debate in recent years. When I began my Greek studies with Mounce’s grammar (2nd ed.) about ten years ago, I learned that “The Greek perfect describes and … Continue reading
2/1/2017 Just a thought: one can be a good pastor despite his ignorance of the Biblical languages. However, no one can be a good pastor because of his ignorance of the biblical languages.
2017-01-30 Another work that I will look forward to reading once my Latin skills are up to snuff is Augustine’s De Spiritu et Littera (On the Spirit and the Letter). I found a copy here and here. There is a … Continue reading
To all my loyal readers (both of you), I am going to try an alternate format to help me post more often. I have a hard time writing enough regularly enough to justify a new post each time, so I … Continue reading
Well, I have officially started my Latin studies. One week ago I had no idea I would be doing it, but through a series of interesting turns, I enrolled in my seminary’s Theological Latin course, and had my first day … Continue reading
“The purpose of reading the Bible for ourselves [in the original languages] is not, however, to out-commentary the commentaries . . . Nor is it to out-translate the translators . . . Rather, our own work in the text provides … Continue reading