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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Professor of Greek and New Testament in the College of Biblical Studies at Oklahoma Christian University.

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From Bruce J. Malina, "Rhetorical Criticism and Social-Scientific Criticism: Why Won't Romanticism Leave Us Alone?" in Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology: Essays from the 1994 Pretoria Conference, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Thomas H. Olbricht, ...

Article on Imperative Mood (Directive Attitude) Published

My article, "'Evidence that Commands a Verdict': Determining the Semantics of Imperatives in the New Testament," was published today in Biblical and Ancient Greek Linguistics volume 7. Go check it out. My article on the semantics of the imperative...

Fall Break 2018

Last Wednesday, Oct. 17, Hagan and I set off to spend our few days of Fall Break on the family farm in Iowa. We left after his school day was over and drove into the evening, arriving at our destination at a little past 10 PM. Both Mom (a.k.a., Gr...

It's Hockey Time in Oklahoma!

Sure, the words "hockey" and "Oklahoma" are not often paired—but there is hockey in Oklahoma, and Hagan is very much into it! Last year Hagan played on a house league team at Arctic Edge arena in Edmond, OK, as part of the Youth Hockey Lea...

Writing and Research

It's that time of year again when conference papers need to be finished up and once-distant writing project deadlines now seem to be approaching at break-neck pace. Here are just a few things I am currently working on or have in the queue: "The Li...

Publication in Didaktikos Regarding Pedagogy

A while back I was invited to write an article for a periodical called Didaktikos (a Greek word meaning "skillful teacher/able to teach" [used at 1 Tim. 3:2 as a characteristic of an elder/bishop]). The title of the article is "Battling Your 'Expe...

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A good reminder from Thomas C. Oden

Today I was rereading a couple of chapters of this old friend, and came across a bit that is still relevant for us today, despite having been published in 1983."The reason we have not made the attempt to recover admonition in our time are complex....