David Alan Black On the Generational Shift in Greek Pedagogy

I am very honored by the recent comments on David Alan Black’s blog. At 6:16 on 9/15/11 he posted:

6:16 PM A groundbreaking new website has been launched by one of our Southeastern grads. It’s all about Greek and especially about Greek pedagogy. Check it out here and be sure to add it to your bookmarks. No doubt in my mind: the coming generational shift in the way we teach Greek is already upon us, and it is all for the good.

That’s quite a statement from someone with Black’s experience teaching Greek! Black is the author or editor of numerous books, including several well-known and widely-used Greek resources like Learn to Read New Testament Greek, It’s Still Greek to Me (a guide to intermediate Greek), and Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek. His blog also has a resources page with a ton of good tools and links for studying Greek.

I never had the privilege of taking a course with Dr. Black during my time at Southeastern, but he always had the reputation of being one of the most engaging teachers, albeit a bit of an iconoclast (as if that would bother me, right?). His recent book, The Jesus Paradigm, is a powerful restatement of the Anabaptist vision (really, just the theologia crucis) for those who have undiscerningly adopted a form of Christian nationalism and come to be at ease in the Pax Americana.

Now, when both Dave Black AND BW16 like your blog, you must have found the magic formula! Winking smile In any case, thank you, Dr. Black, for the notice and encouraging comments!

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