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How Do Theologians Waste Time?

25 Jan

Normal people can fall back on Facebook or Angry Birds to waste time. They reliably kill thirty minutes even when you only needed to get rid of five. You get nothing useful done and probably haven’t improved much as a person. How much valuable information can you learn from reading people’s frivolous updates?

But killing time doesn’t have to be wasteful. When I started this blog, I stumbled upon Apologetics 315, an online apologetics resource. If you are a Christian, like learning new things, and want to defend your faith, then this website is what you need. Bookmark it.

I knew the first time I visited that I could easily spend hours browsing the website before I got bored. Apologetics is all about giving logical reasons to believe what you do. This vast field goes beyond, “The Bible says so,” and explains in detail why the Bible is historically accurate and trustworthy. If this interests you, Apologetics 315 can get you going and then never stop.

On each page, “Must-Visit Pages” are listed in the top right column. Start here to get all your basics and then some, including apologetics-focused MP3s, recommended books and blogs, audio debates, a “Basic Logic Primer,” and an ebook/podcast about starting apologetics in your church.

Once you can swallow those pages and are still hungry, the website has a never-ending collection of interviews with Christian apologists, video debates, free ebooks and MP3s, and book reviews. Everything you could need, short of starting your own apologetics library, can be found here. The left column of each page is a linkable list of all the topics you could learn about through the website. Have a particular question on your mind? Scroll down the list (it goes on a while) until you see it.

So the next time you find yourself with an odd chunk of time with nothing to do (perhaps now, since you’re reading my blog, are you not?), I suggest popping over to Apologetics 315. See how far you get before you realize you forgot the time.

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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in Other thoughts

 

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2 responses to “How Do Theologians Waste Time?

  1. David

    January 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I just read your post about wasting time. I waste time sometime while correcting papers, doing research, or planning lessons on the computer. I will find myself after only 20 minutes of working, browsing websites seeing what l would like to buy or places l would like to go. Just typing this reply has wasted 2 minutes of my day! One thing that is never a waste of time is talking with God.

     
    • Emily R

      January 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

      Thanks for reading! I suffer the same problem, unfortunately, but I usually call it a short attention span for work I don’t want to do. You’re right about talking with God. Prayer should always be at the top of our priorities, and it tends to get forgotten. So we mumble to ourselves instead.

       

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