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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.

Saturday is for fixing things

The Fun is in the Fixing I started the day working on the 2005 Nissan Altima that Hagan drives (and Sydney, too, when she's home). The left front would shudder quite noticeably when braking. I figured it would be a warped rotor, so I had planned t...

Publication Progress

On Monday, I finished and submitted the entry on Modality and Mood for the forthcoming Baker Encyclopedia of Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics. I had already submitted previously entries for Appraisal Theory and for Commands and Prohibitions...

1st COVID Vaccination Shot Done

I received my first COVID vaccination shot today! Second one scheduled for mid-March.

Book Update

My forthcoming book, The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Cor 1-4: The Tenor of Toughness , is progressing nicely. I carefully proofread the initial typeset proofs and provided corrections. Also, I produced both author and scripture indices. As yo...

Snow removal

State of the Driveway and Sidewalk (Feb 17, 2021) We were blessed with another 4.5 to 5 in. of snow overnight. I grabbed the shovel at 9:00 AM. By 10:20 AM, here was the state it was in. Another shot:Here's a broader shot:Yes, the mailbox is almos...

Update on my Book

I received the typeset proofs of my book, The Interpersonal Metafunction in 1 Cor. 1–4: The Tenor of Toughness, from Brill last Friday (Jan 22). Now it's time to do a final proofread and to create the Name/Author and Scripture indexes. Deadline is...

Another job done!

At my last oil change, the tech told me that my cam cover gasket was leaking. So, I told him that I'd do that job myself (BTW, I don't change my own oil because I have no way to dispose of the used oil). Today was the day! Cover removed Inspection...

One of my favorite birthday traditions

Instead of cake, my wife bakes strawberry rhubarb cream pie, my favorite pie (the crust is homemade, too, btw)! [Update (Jan 4 at 7:30 PM)] DELICIOUS!