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A Life Preserver for Your New Testament Greek Skills

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A Life Preserver for Your New Testament Greek Skills

Seattle Presbytery

New study group for rebuilding skills in New Testament Greek

Dear friends in Seattle Presbytery,

Greetings!

I am trying to connect with people who 1) have studied New Testament Greek and 2) have a desire that their Greek reading skills not disappear into thin air. If you are one of these people or if you have a friend who is, I hope you will keep reading.

I believe the key thing to help us keep from completely losing our ability to read the Greek New Testament is this: being able to meet every couple of weeks with other folks who want to regain that skill. If you are studying with people who care about this, you are going to get better at it.

The good news is that there is an extremely good Greek teacher who is willing to meet with us. This is not an opportunity that comes along every day. Renee Williams has taught Greek and Hebrew at Fuller in Seattle for three decades, has a great sense of humor and an uncanny ability to help people rebuild their ability to read Greek. I am notquite sure how she does this, but Renee is able to create an atmosphere in which there is a lot of fun and there isn’t a lot of worrying about making mistakes.  

We are going to meet on Tuesday April 25 from 6-8 to do a little learning and to talk about the group. You are welcome to come and check it out. Our plan is to meet the second and fourth Tuesdays from 6pm to 8 in Classroom 2 of Fuller Seminary (which is now located two blocks directly south of Northgate Mall.)

If you are wondering about cost, I am going to bring a basket to each gathering and I am encouraging people to put in 10 or 15 bucks to help compensate Renee for her time, energy, travel expense and all the work she has done to get good at this. That is the only cost, other than getting yourself to the Fuller campus.

If this sounds like something you want to consider participating in, please email me at alanbrucebeasley@gmail.com or phone me at 206-819-9966.

I would really like to hear from you even if the 2nd and 4th Tuesday schedule does not work for you. There may be some flexibility on days of the week etc.

In fact, it would be very valuable for me to talk to anyone who has interest in this, even if there is no way you can participate right now.

-Alan Beasley

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