I am sure you have some stories of misused Greek that you could share.
What areas did the problems fall into primarily? Verb tenses, for example?
> On the other hand, one cannot adequately know what is going on
>in the text just by reading translations.
I would agree with that. It does seem, however, that a "little" knowledge of
the meaning of words could be helpful - granted that students do not
take etymology too far in establishing a definition of a word.
> For that reason I'm forced to believe
>that those who regularly preach from the pulpit need to know the original lan-
>guages, whatever the sacrifice in time and money necessary.
You speak (type) with conviction.
> I also believe it
>is the responsibility of teachers like myself to make the languages as accessi-
>ble as possible, without sacrificing quality (now, if I could only convince
>college/university/seminary administrators of that!).
Do you have any great ideas along these lines?