Education Decisions: to PhD or not?

For the past two months I've been thinking and praying about what school would be looking like for me in the relatively near future. In talking with some close friends and also family, I'm rather seriously considering the possibility of doing a research masters degree in the UK and moving directly from there in to... Continue Reading →

More on Torture

In my previous post, John Hobbins helpfully pointed to an old post where the subject was discussed. David Luban of the Georgetown University Law Center, in the article I linked to previously, discussed what he terms the "classic paper on torture" by Henry Shue from 1978. Shue essentially held Hobbin's view that there is a... Continue Reading →

Morality, Torture, and Jack Bauer

I don't have a television. I don't watch TV. So I only recently learned of the TV show 24, where hero Jack Bauer saves America on a weekly basis from terrorists. It was actually in a blog conversation that I won't link to. Now, I know that such discussions are not typically the subject on... Continue Reading →

Would you notice?

If a world famous violinist, arguably the greatest musician in America, played his violin in rush hour traffic at a metro station, would anyone notice? Pearls for Breakfast This article is two years old. I read it back when it was first published. Its definitely worth another read though, as a profound discussion of what... Continue Reading →

Mediations on Greek Pedagogy

My wife had a vocabulary quiz this afternoon. She hates them. And its not because she doesn’t know the words. She’s the best in her class - it helps that she’s already done Classical Greek. No, she hates them because vocabulary quizzes rip words from their contexts. How often are you going to see συνέρχομαι... Continue Reading →

Where I am – Reading & Writing

Between preparing for BibleTech:2009 and working on various other required projects, my various continuing blogging series have lost their way. So here are a few things I plan on doing relatively soon. Discontinuous Phrases/Hyperbaton Matthew & Mark in my NIV/TNIV comparison I think that at the end of March (i.e. after BibleTech), I would like... Continue Reading →

On Writing Well

The majority of my blog posts are not incredibly well written. I don't put too much effort into them beyond the content and I typically don't bother to do any proof reading—much to the chagrin of a number of my readers. But I do value writing well and I put significant effort into papers and... Continue Reading →

BAGD & Strangers

I went out for coffee with my wife last week. She studied for class, I think reading about clitics and morphology, while I worked on my project in 4 Maccabees. With my computer presently out of action, I've been writing out the entire Greek text by hand and translating it underneath. Its actually been a... Continue Reading →

Some Reading Notes

I've been reading a number of books lately...all of them on Greek and Linguistics: A History of New Testament Lexicography (Studies in Biblical Greek) by John A. L. Lee The Development of Greek and the New Testament: Morphology, Syntax, Phonology, and Textual Transmission by Chrys C. Caragounis. Language Typology and Syntactic Description: Volume 1, Clause... Continue Reading →

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