When I first read about this Independent Learning Project, I was not thrilled of the idea, but the more I thought about it, I considered it a great opportunity to use this time to explore some reading that I have been wanting to do for a very long time. That is the Holy Bible. While, with only two hours a week, I don’t think I would be able to get through all of it, I could possibly get through the New Testament.
Growing up in a Christian home, my faith has always been important to me, but in the college life that many of us live, it can be hard to stay firm in that faith. Even for the future, and as teacher, I want to be able to showcase my Christian characteristics on my students and peers. Yes, I realize that I can’t specific talk about Christianity without equally talking about the other four main religions. However, I can work on and convey characteristics like patience, love, understanding, and forgiveness. I can do so without having to actually specific talk about it, but still express it in an appropriate manner.
I would like to use this time to learn and examine the Bible, because it is something that I have never fully done and I feel that as a Christian I should do. In doing so, I can possibly enrich my spiritual life, and at the same time, have it pour out onto others in a positive and effective manner. I know not everyone is going to agree with me, and they are going to have disagreements with me when I blog about my readings and findings, but I want to be able to test my comprehension and faith in the face of any criticism.
I feel that this is a great use of my learning time, and I feel that I would truly enjoy this project now. Also, I would be hitting two birds with one stone, so to speak. I would be getting in my anointed time for the project, while revamping and revitalizing my daily and weekly literature of the Bible. It could quite possibly light a fire that sets in motion a more regular reading that all Christians I believe should partake in. I challenge people to challenge me and to post questions or critics in the comment section, so that I can possibly look at it from a different point of view and then attempt to go back and reanalyze what I read. That being said, I am not looking for a theological debate about which religion is better or worse, but simply me trying to answers questions individuals might have about the readings.