Being in my International Relations (IR) classes and learning about all the different theories on how the world works has made me think a lot about how it integrates into my theology. One of them that I have been mulling over is the Realist/Idealist debate.
I’ve been in New Zealand for 2 months now, but it doesn’t really even seem like that long. 2 months in Africa was the longest I’ve ever been away from home, but it feels like I’ve only been here a few weeks. Not that I’ve been doing a million crazy fun things, but I guess life just goes on and this becomes the norm.
So I’m more or less adjusted to life in New Zealand. The accent’s familiar now, but I can’t even try to do it, I just butcher it. I’m loving the small-town feel, the tropical green everywhere (it’s like a jungle with houses popping out), and the clean air. The rumor is correct – water drains the other way (clockwise) in the southern hemisphere. I tested it by swirling the sink water counter-clockwise, but then it reversed by itself. Thanks to everyone who wrote comments and emailed me after my last post – they were really encouraging.