State of the Patrologist

No, not state of the Projects. That would be in a few days. Today I’m just going to write about what’s been happening, what’s coming up, etc..

On the weekend I flew back home from Mongolia, where I taught Greek exegesis of Ephesians over two weeks. It was a good time, both the teaching and the chance to reconnect to many friends, Mongolians and foreigners, in country. I was also glad to be among brothers and sisters at my two churches there. I have another trip planned for September.

Obviously posting has been slow here; I have a few more posts to work through talking about figurative language. And an insight or two on language learning based on my recent trip.

Disappointingly, I missed out on grant money to head to SBL this year, so I’m now looking at self-funding my way over there. I suspect that’s where most of my tutoring money will be directed for the next six months. I think, having already written a paper, and just the timing of presenting this year with a section theme that is spot-on for my thesis topic, it is probably worth the money (if conferences are ever worth the money).

I’m really hopeful to get the next Patristic Reader done within the next 2 weeks. I would say 1, but that may be too ambitious. It’s quite close to finishing. There has been no real progress with my cover design though, which is a little frustrating. That is almost all that’s holding back print editions.

Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you get this), Latin 1 with Conversational Koine Institute kicks off. I’m working over the material for the first lesson this very day, and it will be a lot of fun. If you’ve been thinking about some Conversational and Introductory Latin, don’t miss out, go and enrol now.

No more trips planned until August, so looking forward to settling down and writing a chapter or two of the thesis over the next 3 months.

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