Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary

10 Apr 2013

Refresh Your Greek

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I’ve never met a Bible teacher who wished they had not learned Greek. It’s only the guys who have let it slip and no longer use it for their sermon preparation who try to tell me that Greek doesn’t enhance their teaching—Con Campbell in Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People

If you’ve let your Greek slide a wee bit over the last year (or more!), don’t despair. You’re in luck. DBTS will once more be offering a Greek refresher course this summer. The course, which I’ll be leading, is open to anyone interested, though I suspect you’ll not find it very helpful if you’ve not had at least a year or two of Greek. The course, moreover, will be pretty informal: once again there’s no cost, credit, attendance requirements or grades. We’ll meet for 1 hr. every Friday at 7 a.m. for 6 weeks, beginning May 24. This should be just enough time to refresh your Greek, without wearing you—or me—out. (Last year’s 15 weeks were fun, but a bit much!) We’ll be reading the first four chapters of 1 Corinthians, so the Greek won’t be too terribly complex and the material should give us a lot to talk about beyond grammar and morphology. If you’re interested in joining us, you can find the schedule here. If you have any questions, just post a comment or send me an email at jcompton@dbts.edu. Hope to see you there—and feel free to bring a friend!

Note: If you’re itching for a little pre-game strategy, I’d recommend getting your hands on the book I cited above by Campbell. It’s full of useful advice for reinvigorating your Greek and it’s SHORT (90 small pp.).

3 Responses

  1. Jared Compton

    I’m thinking about it. We had some interest in this last year. (You’ll get extra credit considering how early you’ll have to get up to participate.)