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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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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.
God bless him. If I lived closer I'd definately want to attend some of his services and possibly become a member of his church's congregation.
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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.
I think you also learn better when reading, rather than watching the history channel or something similar.
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I think you also learn better when reading, rather than watching the history channel or something similar.
I agree, I think you retain it better when you read it.
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I agree, I think you retain it better when you read it.
Yeah, you have to think when you read. Its like talk radio, you have to think more than watching TV.
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