It’s been about a week and a half since I returned from Europe, and I’ve finally posted again. My girlfriend’s move and the start of classes have kept me away from the blogging world (well, and laziness ;-) ). The trip was great. I got to see Paris, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Basel. I’m already excited about returning to Europe, though I’m not sure when that will be. I got to use my French for practically the first time out of French class. I was disappointed in my ability (or rather, lack there of), but I was able to get around okay for the most part.
Since returning, I’ve delved back into Paul for my “Life and Letters of the Apostle Paul” class this Fall. So far I’ve been reading in Acts and 1 Corinthians, though hopefully I’ll have most of Acts and the Pauline letters read in Greek by the end of the semester. I was worried that Acts would be too difficult in Greek, but a reader’s edition and familiarity with the narrative make it doable in chapter chunks. Certainly it’s easier than Chrysostom and Eusebius! I’ll get to do some Greek reading with my professor a few others, which will be great. There may also be some other projects in the works, but not too many details yet.
All in all, this is shaping up to be a great semester. I’m glad to be back into classes!