I’ve been reading J.P. Moreland’s Love the Lord With All Your Mind, and the thought occurs to me that, sadly, I let my intellectual life crap out after graduation, which scares me a bit. In college I was surrounded by other geeks (and by people geekier than myself, which is kind of incredible to watch), and so I had the constant exchange of ideas going on–theological, literary, sociological, philosophical, what have you–with my peers. Now that I’m out in the real world and working retail (a field not generally known for its stimulating intellectual life), my thought life’s gone kind of pear-shaped. I’m not studying anything, I’m not writing about what I read, I’m not discussing anything. I need that community, that goading. But what happens once I no longer have access to it?
That all being said, part of me wants someone to make me write a paper or do a project or something with a deadline, just so I can have something to do.
Also, since I know some theological types read this, where are some good biblical study resources I can tap into? All the commentaries in our house got given away, so I’m thinking online or investing in a good copy of something. Also, what’s a good concordance I can use?
Well, maybe not, because Teacher Dave sent me this tonight (and you wonder why I’m not studying anything):