Today, I signed up for Dr Lim Kar Yong's Biblical Interpretation on 25-28 Apr - as usual a last minute sign up (I almost always register at the last possible date). I was reluctant because this course is going to be tough - but I would regret if I don't sign up as much as I would regret if I do.
Three things made me decide to do it:
1. My plans for a holiday during this period failed. There is no running away.
2. I already have the 3 required text (Carson's Exegetical Fallacies, Fee's NT Exegesis and Klein's Introduction to Biblical Interpretation)
3. I enjoyed myself working on one of Kar Yong's pre-course reading materials. It was a mixed feeling really - I was aghast as well as amused. You can check out Kar Yong's website if you are curious. Click on Hermeneutic/Biblical Interpretion, Report on Babylon. See if you find it as amusing as I did. Noel commented that it borders on being comical.
Just taking a look at the course outline and course requirements available at the website made me shudder. As much as Noel said that he admires my courage in what I am putting myself into, I told him I am just jumping in and trying to swim. There is no other way.
Anyway, it won't do without a word of kudos here for Kar Yong who just got his PhD. Congratulations!