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I was speaking to my pastor last week (he's in Kenya, so this was a phone call) and talking about the death of learning in Christianity.  Seems that is particularly the case among the church leaders.  Once they preach a particular topic, you rarely hear them come back and say that they had it wrong before and have since learned something.  You don't just see it in Bible teachers either.  Have you ever tried to tell a politician or a school teacher that they were wrong?  They stopped learning long ago.  In our post-modern world, we've all become experts.  We talk more than we listen.  One of our stated goals here on Theologica is that we are all students.  So what was the last thing you learned that had any impact on you, and what was it?

Just today, I learned that I am not only a"Joneser", but also a "concordist".  I also learned about the four cycles of generations and have given some thought to how that might apply to priorities and politicians.  Realizing the things that shape my worldview allow me to see where I need to keep certain influences from having TOO much influence.  What about you?  Learned anything lately?
Daniel

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As if you didn't already know that.

James Gibbons said:
Also, in sanctified chat, char learned me that my mama was awesome, in spite of me.
We all sift Holly. Make a connection here, cut one off there. Even into old age.
I learned that you should water your plants in the morning. I always did them at night. Which didn't actually hurt them but I do as I read in gardening books and have since changed my ways.

ummm. I also learned that the Bahamas are riddled with blue holes which are incredibly cool suck-you-down-and-kill-you-if-the-tide-is-right holes.

and that doc martin is on pbs on thursday nights. rerun awesomeness.
I so love that series!!! Caroline Catz at her best!

Raquel said:
I learned that you should water your plants in the morning. I always did them at night. Which didn't actually hurt them but I do as I read in gardening books and have since changed my ways.

ummm. I also learned that the Bahamas are riddled with blue holes which are incredibly cool suck-you-down-and-kill-you-if-the-tide-is-right holes.

and that doc martin is on pbs on thursday nights. rerun awesomeness.
I've learned that the opposite of "crying wolf" exists. Once you've been unfairly called a racist, you can say the most racially motivated things and no one is going to challenge it.
See my problem isn't learning.. it is remembering. I know I have recently learned something...I just can't remember what it was.

I can't think of any of my time here when I'm not learning. It might not make me recant to something I've already learned but you should not have to recant to prove your learning, you can add to your bank of learning or see from a different vantage point. I understand opposing views or different views better and have a greater respect for them. I highly doubt on my major doctrinal beliefs or system I will ever depart because I did not commit easily to them in the first place.

I recently learned I would deny a dying sister in Christ a few swallows of water and then go on to justify it with scripture :)

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