Professor Kime in charge of Greek mastery learning for GLI

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Professor Kime in charge of Greek mastery learning for GLI
by Nicolai Winther-Nielsen - Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:47 PM

Dr Harold Kime joins GLI as responsible for Global Greek Grammar!

I met my new Moodle mate, Dr Kime at some wonderful conferences on Bible software for the classroom at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2011 and 2012. I had the impression that I had never met a better Greek teacher in my entire life. I excited that I can now share the good news that he now joins our global mission and will be in charge of Greek language learning for GLI. PhD student Judith Gottschalk will meanwhile focus more on programming for Bible OL, developing sustainable IT solution and do research on lexical representation and discourse aspects, at least for the next few years.

Dr. Kime is Distinguished Professor in New Testament studies at Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  He retired from full-time teaching after 40 years of service.  He specializes in New Testament epistles and New Testament Greek.  In 2012 he wrote “A Beginning & Intermediate Grammar of New Testament Greek” and “Workbook for A Beginning & Intermediate Grammar of New Testament Greek.”  Dr. Kime also developed online courses. He has developed several courses for Lancaster Bible College offered in the Department of Bible and Theology including mastery-based courses for learning Biblical Greek.

Dr. Kime has a special interest in cross-cultural missions. He has led short-term ministry teams to the Bahamas, Trinidad, Guyana, Macedonia, Morocco, and Japan. In 2001 Dr. Kime ministered for eight months in Guyana, SA where he pastored a newly founded church, taught at a Bible Institute, and even taught at the Berbice Campus of the University of Guyana.

Now Dr. Kime is combining his expertise in New Testament Greek and his interest in cross-cultural missions through his participation in the Global Learning Initiative.  He is the administrator of the Global Greek courses offered through the Global Learning Initiative.  These courses include all of the learning tools found in the courses he developed for Lancaster Bible College.  They provide full New Testament Greek language acquisition in a convenient self-paced environment.  It is his hope that these courses wil provide majority-world pastors and teachers with the tools and procedures needed to become competent scholars in biblical Greek.

His goal for the coming year is to integrate the exercises Bible Online Learner developed by Judith Gottschalk into the Global Greek courses.  He also would like to see partnerships developed throughout the majority-world with schools, colleges, and seminaries to enhance their abilities in providing Greek language studied for national workers. 

(Edited by Harold Kime - original submission Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:02 AM)