After taking a year off of Lay Seminary, at the Center for Spiritual Formation, I started year two this fall.
It felt good to get back into the "learning mode." It's wonderful to spend time with others that are interested in learning more about our God and our church, and to have open, non-judgmental discussions. Between the instructors and the other students, there is a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience available.
I've also been slowly making myself get back to reading, books. I enjoy reading magazine articles, and the internet, with it's boundless amount of information, good and bad, is like a drug. I've been working hard at forcing myself away from my computer and picking up a book to read.
I've been intrigued by political life vs Christian life (see Politics) and have been exploring some viewpoints that I've never considered before. I have a couple website links in the "Links" section on the left side of the website that you might want to explore if you are so inclined.
I've also had some great discussions with a friend who is very interested in liberation theology. She's passed some of her library on to me, as she is reducing it's size. So my stack of "books to read" is getting pretty daunting!