Greetings faithful readers!
This is a brief note to tell you all that from this point on, my posts will be few and far between. I have a sermon to prepare, worldview lectures to write, Greek to brush up on, CLEPs to look into, and books to finish –all by the last week of august. May the good Lord have mercy.
I’ve really enjoyed posting for you all and you can keep an eye on the RSS feed, but I’m headed into serious study mode. If you don’t hear from me, it’s because I’m working.
For those of you wondering what’s on my plate, here’s a few highlights.
-I’m preaching on “Spirit and Truth in Worship” in a few weeks. This is going to be an interesting topic for me because I’ve never done a message on worship. So this will be an interesting blend of my music life and Biblical studies life.
-Greek, Greek and more Greek. I’ve signed up for second year Koine (NT) Greek. This class is “Greek Reading” (GRK311). The class will be reading through Mark. The mid-term will cover chapters 1-8 and the final will cover chapters 9-16. Basically this means each student sits one-on-one with the professor and reads from the Greek New Testament. How well you pronounce the language, parse the verbs and translate the text will determine the grade. I’m a little freaked out by that.
Besides Greek, I’m taking Old Testament history and poetry, introduction to fine arts and Psychology.
-Worldview preparations. With the expanded worldview calendar, I need to prepare about 20 lectures ranging from theology to movies. That’s going to be a lot of work and a lot of fun. But I have to get them done now because I really won’t have time when Fall school starts.
-Music Studio Preparations. I’m revamping my student policy sheet (this is basically a syllabus for my music students). Almost all of my violin/viola students are coming back in the fall, so I have to plot a clear course for our year together. Plus, I changed my studio calendar from 32 to 36 weeks, so that should be helpful.
I’m really looking forward to this coming year. I think it’s going to be definitive in choosing how I proceed for the rest of college, it’s going to begin new personal and professional relationships, and it’s going to lay a framework for how I manage all the circus rings that God has given me.
Thank you for your support and prayers. May God bless you all as you look towards the end of summer and the beginning of Fall 2009.