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    Our pastor and history

    Our pastor has an incredibly wide--and deep--knowledge of history. And not just ecclesiastical history, either; but also secular history.

    My wife has often commented that if he had not gone into the ministry, he should have become a history professor.

    Well, just last night--at Monday night class--I found out why.

    Way back in 1981, he became frustrated with watching television, and smashed his TV by throwing it to the ground--an old black-and-white set--and has not owned a TV since.

    In order to fill the time, however, he chooses to read--and mostly (presumably) about history. At least, when he is not studying the Bible.

    I like to think that I have a pretty good historical knowledge. But quite frankly, I am nowhere near the same class that he is in.
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    Interesting.

    I've lost track of how many times I've wanted to smash my television. One day it just blew up all by itself. Wiring fried for no apparent reason. Well, motherboard burned up, I guess it was. I have another TV now, but I very rarely watch it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjohns View Post
    Our pastor has an incredibly wide--and deep--knowledge of history. And not just ecclesiastical history, either; but also secular history.

    My wife has often commented that if he had not gone into the ministry, he should have become a history professor.

    Well, just last night--at Monday night class--I found out why.

    Way back in 1981, he became frustrated with watching television, and smashed his TV by throwing it to the ground--an old black-and-white set--and has not owned a TV since.

    In order to fill the time, however, he chooses to read--and mostly (presumably) about history. At least, when he is not studying the Bible.

    I like to think that I have a pretty good historical knowledge. But quite frankly, I am nowhere near the same class that he is in.
    He sounds like a fascinating man. I love historians.
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    When my oldest son was a toddler, he got the bright idea to pee into the back of our t.v. (Probably something he picked up from the cats.) Coincidentally, it stopped working at about the same time. I recall we did without a t.v. for several years. And yes, we let the kid live - he's 44. I'm sure I'd be better read if we didn't have a set now, but at the end of the day I just don't feel like doing any more reading for awhile. I do read in bed for an hour or two before going to sleep, but not a lot of history, although I do plan to tackle Simon Schama's large-ish three-volume history of Britain someday.
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