I have realized lately that I enjoy researching online a lot.
I've found myself diving into many different topics, trying to find out of authors and websites actually know what they are writing about, and then examining the ideas stirred up by what I find. It's actually relaxing for me when I don't have a deadline or pressure to find certain information!
I am so thankful to live in the "Information Age" and to have access to, for example, "495,000,000 results in 0.18 seconds" when I type in the terms "what to look for in a church."
And the revolution of videos online! Wow, to be able to actually see as someone speaks on a topic? TED.com videos have been very interesting and thought-provoking. I love the concept of TED Talks--get experts in the field to share information and ideas with other experts in different fields. Crossing entertainment experts with science experts, artists with math wizzes, and musicians with technology brings even more innovation and ideas! It is just one of the many new venues that exist thanks to how "small" the world has become with technology.
There is so much knowledge available, and I want to use what is at my fingertips to be "prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect..." (1 Peter 3:15) I want to "Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." I hope being knowledgeable in many areas will help me be "as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves."