4. An Introduction to the world of Academia

It was in 2013 that life became really interesting when I joined the local branch of U3A (University of the Third Age) and started attending classes in Philosophy, Psychology, Counselling, History of Christianity, History of Religion, Buddhism and Islam – just two or three hours a week for four years.

Some of the major influences since then have been Barbara Brown Taylor, Rob Bell, Richard Rohr, Bart Ehrman, Pete Rollins and Eckhart Tolle.