I thought I’d post a few more random things we’ve been doing lately. First, we won another intramural basketball game last night, taking our record to 3-0. It’s been really fun so far, but unfortunately the season is really short and our last regular season game is this tuesday. But….intramural ultimate frisbee starts this saturday.
Class is going well. It’s certainly keeping me busy. I read Twilight this week for my fantasy literature class, and had to do a write up of some the more significant Biblical allusions. Greek continues to get harder and more complicated, but we’re almost finished with the grammar basics, which means after spring break, we’ll be working exclusively out of the Greek New Testament, which I’m excited for. It’s always more motivating to work through NT passages than some made up sentences in a textbook. My New Testament class is going well. We’re finishing up the Gospels this week in class and I have paper due on John 9 next week. Tomorrow in precept we’re discussing Luke 14:15-24, which the the parable of the great banquet. I’m interested to talk about verse 23, when the master tells his servants to go out into the streets and ‘force’ or ‘compel’ the people to come in to the banquet. This verse has often been used as the rationale for forced conversions to Christianity and I’m interested to see what perspective our discussion offers. I’d encourage you to take a look and see what you think. If the parable is about the kingdom of heaven, what does this verse mean by ‘force’ or ‘compel’?
Hope everyone out there is doing well!