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Personal/Theological Notebook: Recording; Why I Study Theology

Hey folks--This is just a quick note to apologize for those of you who have been asking for an account of my trip: I'm going to get to it in the next day or two, but I needed a bit of down time first, away from it, as it were. And I got totally obsessed in a bit of recording today: look for a new demo of my song "The Right Dreams" to be up tomorrow. So if I owe you a story, mail, or a sustained argument on the proper interpretation of the First Amendment, I promise: I'm getting to it! :-)

In the meantime, I was just responding to a bit of unusual mail where a stranger in Boston wrote and asked why I was studying Theology. I thought I'd toss the paragraph I wrote here as well.

That's it for tonight, so Peace.

Briefly--and I'll only answer in brief right now--the true answer that "God is so cool" is probably best augmented by saying that I'm the kind of person who is always asking questions. And I'm pretty much asking questions about everything, as there's very little that I can't get interested in. When I was a kid, I was mostly drawn to the physical sciences, but as I began to feel that the questions about people were even more interesting, I found myself becoming a student of history during my undergraduate. History seemed to be the best choice as it was more-or-less "the study of everything," with even the history of the sciences coming under that umbrella. It had become evident to me that Christianity was true, and over time those questions--the questions concerning God and our relation to God--were the most fundamental questions of all: they were the questions that gave all other questions their meaning. Next to that, for me, nothing else was particularly worth spending my time on. So while I may not be doing something "profitable" in the business sense of the term, I found that there was nothing that was of such value to my life as to pursue God with my entire being in this way. Anything else would be a waste of a great opportunity--a waste of my life.
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