Greek for Geeks

Hi, I’m Mama Tutu, and I’m a self-proclaimed nerd.

In school, I was a good student.  I loved the academia process.  I’m the type of person who, if given the time and funds, would just go to school for the fun of learning something new.

With that in mind, I want to share something with you I’ve started that I’m excited about.

New Testament Greek.

Yep.  I told you, I’m a nerd.  On Wednesday nights, a good friend of ours is teaching a Greek class.  The goal of the class is to learn the language to help us be better students of God’s word and in turn, learn to love God more deeply.  Obviously, it’s a beginner course, so I won’t be transcribing the book of John any time soon like the Greek scholars, but I really do find it interesting.   The cool thing about the class is that they are recording it every week, and you can view it via live-stream every Wednesday night or you can go to the church’s website and watch it later at your convenience.  The latter option is what I’m going with, as I already attend the singing class on Wednesday nights at church, and I’d have a hard time giving that up!

So far, I’ve watched the first two lessons online, and I haven’t gotten lost yet.  I’m even beginning to learn my ABCs.  (Or better, my alpha/beta/gammas).  The third lesson, which was this week, should be online soon if it’s not already.  The class is using a book, which I bought online for $16.  It’s called Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers.  You obviously don’t have to have the book to watch the class, but my husband and I are both taking the class (he’s actually sitting in, and I’m watching online), so I felt it was a good investment.

If you are interested in checking it out, you can watch an introduction or any of the classes online HERE.  If you do, let me know!  I’d love to see what you think.  I’m excited about being able to look at words from the original text and decode them all on my own.  Who woulda thunk?!

Here’s to always learning!
Mama Tutu

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