Learning is my life. I can’t imagine possibly being happy without learning. I’ve been in school for the last 16 years of my life, and I’ve usually enjoyed it because I was gaining knowledge.
Teaching surprisingly doesn’t keep me from learning, but it does hide the fact pretty well. I’m learning all about psychology, mob mentality, adolescent development, communication styles, as well as the subject matter itself. However, sometimes I feel a lack of learning because I’m not being challenged to write a paper on some deep theological issue.
Therefore, I’m hoping God will develop me in that area too. I’ve been listening to books on tape while commuting to the school and back (something I’d recommend to anyone with a long commute. It’s amazing how much “reading” you can accomplish). I’m also actually reading a bit on the weekends too. I also have plans to compose some theological or maybe political papers every now and then to make sure my research skills don’t get dusty.
My first such endeavor will be to discuss “How the separation of Church and State is good for the Church.” I will be using the examples of Constantine and the first State Church, the early Commonwealth of Maryland and it’s domination by Puritans, and modern patterns. I’m not sure how I’ll publish it, if I do at all.