Thursday, Nov. 19th, at 8:00-9:00 a.m. PST (1600 GMT) Steve Runge will begin hosting a five-part Zoom seminar focused on discourse grammar for preaching and teaching. Yes, there will be nerdy stuff, but serving the practical needs of preachers. Some of the material is drawn from his book, but much of it will be new. The focus will be helping attendees develop a practical, integrated framework of communication that takes us from initial engagement with the Greek text to communication of what we’ve learned within the church. Each session will divided into an introduction of key principles, application to sample texts, and conclude with Q&A.
The provisional list of sessions is:
1. What Happens When We Read? A Construction/Integration Approach to Communication and Exegesis 11/19
2. Connectives as Authorial Directions Through Discourse 11/26 (yes, I know)
3. To Finite or Not to Finite: an Exegetes Guide to Participles 12/3
4. Controlling the Volume: Directness and Mitigation in Hortatory Discourse 12/10
5. Pesky Relatives (Holiday Edition): The Significance of Relative Clauses to Discourse Flow 12/17
If you are interested in attending, please register by emailing GreekDiscourseEvent@gmail.com for Zoom login information and to be added to the mailing list for future events. Only those who have registered will be admitted to the session. Feel free to share this if you know of others who might be interested.
The sessions will be recorded and posted afterward for those unable to attend (details to come). Depending on the response, we will do more sessions in the new year.