It is amazing how easily little details slip by only to bite you in the butt later. A few small details were missed by people that I thought had my best interests at heart (including me) and now I am paying for it. Oh well. That's how life goes, right? All we can do is our best. We have to roll with the punches, etc., etc.
As for this quarter academically: I am taking a Latin for Reading Knowledge course and finishing a course entitled Jesus and Paul. Latin is going quite well but I would definitely be much more lost than I am had it not been for previous encounters with Spanish, French, German, and (especially) Greek.
My second course is an independent study with Dr. Seyoon Kim. Last quarter I read a bunch on the subject of the (dis)continuity between the historical persons Jesus and Paul. Honestly, I don't know how much can be said on this issue these days with the ever-shrinking amount of historical certainty we are allowed to have about anything. Furthermore, places where there seems to be some promise (Paul quoting Jesus or alluding to Jesus' teachings) are so widely controverted that progress is almost impossible. After many months of searching, however, I have finally decided to write about Jesus fulfilling the Law vs. being the end of the Law. I hope this proves fruitful, at least for me.
So what do you think? How are Jesus and Paul related? How much do they have in common? What are their differences?