Thursday, November 19, 2015

Touch Points With My Greek Students

Our Greek students are working on their Greek exegesis project this week and next week. There are two parts. This week's assignment (Part 1) consists of three analyses: historical, textual, and lexical. Each student has selected a discourse unit from the Greek New Testament. Fourteen total. This week I've been interacting with them about their projects, but Monday and Friday are the real big days to touch base with them. I meet with each student for about 30 to 45 minutes, either in person or via some sort of call, to go over where they are at and field any questions they might have or help them get over any hurdles they've encountered. This is a really important moment for the students. The students know they can reach me every day throughout the course (I have a 24 hour policy for getting back to emails and phone calls, and my office is always open). This opportunity is really special though because this is their project. This is their analysis of a Greek passage that they wanted to work through. Well, I can't wait for tomorrow. I've got appointments scheduled straight from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No better thing to come back from ETS and do than work directly with my students. They are the reason we are here. In some way, shape, or form, I am going to go with my students to every single mission field they serve over the years through what we learn to do in our classes, especially from touch points like we have tomorrow. And there is nothing more amazing that, if you ask me.

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