Hello all. I am pleased to announce that this is my 100th post on this blog! Whoo! I figured 100 posts is a good opportunity to look back at where I've been and where I want to go. I can honestly say that this blog has turned out nothing like what I originally planned for it to be. It was supposed to really be a place for for me to pretend to be a philosopher (you know, as practice for the real world), and to occasionally post reviews for books and stuff. It's really become a modge-podge of random different things, and that's ok!
I am so glad it's finally summer and I'll have time to devote to this thing now (No really, I know I complain after every semester, but this one was the worst. I have never been that close to getting a B in a class in my life. No more 19 hour semesters with two jobs, that was insane. Next semester will be better....). I do plan to focus this blog a bit more. This past year I've had to think a lot about where I am in life and what I want to do. I've made the huge decision that I don't actually want to be a professor - which is huge for me, since I thought that's what I've wanted to be for the past five or six years. I'm leaning more toward behind the scenes academic work. I want to write, I want to develop curriculum, I want to help teachers know what students actually need to know, and I want to do this all within the context of Christian Apologetics. How am I going to accomplish all this? That's an excellent question - one which I'm going to have to think and pray about this year (especially since this will be my last year in undergrad!). I've decided that this blog will be a help to me in practicing apologetics on a cultural level (not the scientific arguments, but more the analyzing culture and helping people think through worldviews in the arts).
That being said, I have some posts planned for this summer. I'll still be posting book.movie.T.V. reviews, but I'll also be doing some more intellectual posts. Among these I'll be posting on some controversial topics, so be warned (for example: I've been wanting to do a post for a long time on why it's ok for Christians to read books with magic in them). Also, since I'm going to Oxford this summer I'll be doing a series of posts on all the things I do there. One last thing I'll be doing - since I want to be an apologist, I figure I might as well extend that to things I love that I get judged for (my non-Christian apologetics), mostly referring to my love of all things foreign and strange. Like, I will step a toe outside the anime closet and tell you why you should at least give the style a shot (and I'll review shows too).
Anyways, all that just to say, this summer will be great. I'll actually post things. Woohoo 100 posts and all that jazz. Thanks for sticking with me so far. Here's to the next 100.