Christian biographies can come alongside the Bible and give us example after example of how God indeed has a magnificent plan for our lives that exceeds our wildest imaginings. Bruce Metzger's memoir Reminiscences of an Octogenarian is a good example of this.Confessions of a Missional Greek Prof
In this short essay, I share my heart about the one thing that is more important than anything else, namely the Great Commission. Even though I have many interests, and even though I have often voiced my criticisms of much in the church’s practical life, nothing motivates me more than being a "missional Greek prof."Five Things to Do Until You Master Greek
So you’re studying New Testament Greek and finding it a bit of a challenge. A lot of people don’t stick with it. “I tried learning Greek and it didn’t work for me.” The problem may just be that you never learned persistence. Do you want to master the Greek language and be able to use it in your walk with God and in your service for Him? If you do, you will have to put forth some effort. Here are five suggestions how you can "stick with it" in a practical sense.Greek Student: Quo Vadis?
It's the end of your Greek semester. Exams are finished. Classes are in recess, or perhaps graduation lies right around the corner. In this short essay, I encourage students to build on the foundation they received from their studies in New Testament Greek.How I Fell in Love with Greek
In this essay, I write how my love for languages led me to fall in love with Greek.Letter to My Greek Students
I wrote this short letter for my students of New Testament Greek. What's the point in teaching someone Greek? Why did you even learn all of the verbs, nouns, and principal parts?The Permutations of “Jesus Loves John” in Greek
This is an incomplete list of 96 permutations of "Jesus Loves John" in Greek. It serves as an example of the flexibility available within the Greek language.Ten Best Books for Studying New Testament Greek
"How do I move from my current knowledge of Greek to a greater understanding of the languages?" Here are 10 resources that will be instrumental in your development.Verbal Aspect in Greek
In this essay, I defend that there are three aspects in Greek. I call them imperfective, perfective, and aoristic. Of these, aoristic aspect is the default. By the way, I'm not the only one who still uses the term aoristic to refer to the aorist tense system in Greek.Why Four Gospels?
In this essay, I discuss the four stages in the writing of the Four Gospels, which is also in my book Why Four Gospels: The Historical Origins of the Gospels.