So this coming fall I originally wanted to do Christology of the New Testament. Apparently, the class will be more of an online class than a lecture class (if I read it correctly) and I tend to shy away from that format for this kind of class. So I found an alternative: Book Study of Romans in Greek. Now I have come to a dilemma, seeing that I like both topics. The Christology class will cover the Gospels, the Pauline epistles, and contemporary scholarship; it should be self-evident what the Romans class will cover.

For someone who is oriented toward Christology and has a bit of Greek under the belt, which class do you think would be more beneficial? I have already done a doctrine of Christ class and figure I could either expand on that; or I could build up my Greek in the Romans class (along with a Greek readings class this semester as well). If you could take only one, what class would you take, assuming you could extract all you could from either class?

Secondly, I found this website which might be helpful to us as bloggers and academic writers: – 10 Words to Avoid When Writing by David Bowman. Here is an excerpt:

Writing is a combination of art and craft. The art comes from lots of reading, talking, thinking, dreaming, and writing. The craft is primarily technique. Some techniques are complex, but a few are very simple and will instantly strengthen your writing. In many cases, however, strengthening writing simply means avoiding those things that weaken it.
We have identified 10 words that nearly always weaken writing. In no particular order, they are as follows.