ISBN-13: 9780310591771 UPC: 025986591779 Availability: In Stock
Seminarians spend countless hours mastering biblical languages and learning how the knowledge of them illuminates the reading, understanding, and application of Scripture. But while excellent language acquisition resources abound, few really teach students how to maintain their use of Greek for the long term. Consequently, pastors and other former Greek students find that under the pressures of work, ministry, preaching, and life, their hard-earned Greek skills begins to disappear. Con Campbell has been counseling one-time Greek students for years, teaching them how to keep their language facility for the benefit of those to whom they minister and teach. He shows how following the right principles makes it possible for many to retain---and in some cases regain---their Greek language skills. Pastors will find Keep Your Greek an encouraging and practical guide to strengthening their Greek abilities so that they can make linguistic insights a regular part of their study and teaching. Current students will learn how to build skills that will serve them well once they complete their formal language instruction.
Con Campbell plays jazz, lectures in theology, and likes coffee. Since 2000, Con has combined his two passions of Jesus and jazz music by performing and speaking at jazz concerts for churches, university groups, schools, and festivals. He is author of several books including Keep Your Greek and Not Ashamed and has performed on several albums, including The Gospel According to Groove (with James Morrison and The Idea of North), Freedom in the Groove (Con Campbell Quartet), and Transit (Transit Jazz). From Sydney, Australia, Con now lives in Chicago, Illinois, with his wife, Bronwyn, and their three children.