I think I’m starting to understand why I stop blogging for good amounts of time, and it lies mainly in that I spend my creative energies in other, more immediate contexts.
The problem with Biblical Studies, is that you have to always be thinking creatively and out of the box – or just read A LOT. Today I finished a presentation where I espoused the History-of-Religions view of the evolution of Monotheism from the El accounts from the partriarchal stories to Trinitarianism. Before that, I wrote a paper on my own interpretation of Genesis 2:25. Next week I have to write a paper on the use of extra-biblical apocalyptic literature in 1-2 Peter and how it affects exegesis. I still have to come up with a topic for my Acts paper, and I have another paper on why we should use the Septuagint, instead of the Masoretic text, as our primary Christian OT text.
Outside of the classroom, we just finished Airbands, where I artfully rendered Dashboard Confessional’s This Bitter Pill in full emo glory, solo-wise. My co-DM and I are trying to finish our D&D Campaign before the end of the semester, at which point I need to start building a new character for the summer.
So really, I don’t have much to say, not because I’m busy, but because I’m creatively spent. I’ve used up all that energy elsewhere, so that when I have the time to write something, I indulge myself on the creative energies of others, such Battlestar Galactica, Transformers, or the current Bionicle storyline. Nerdy? yes. Relaxing? definitely.
Well there’s 260 words for you to read. Hopefully I’ll have something pertinent to say soon.
As an aside, I cannot get this song out of my head:
And now you can’t either.