Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Opus 2013-94: If Everything Cost a Dollar

Yesterday in class, one of my students made the statement, “I wish everything cost a dollar.”  I am used to this kind of comment, after all they were raised in public school.  Their parents voted for Obama.  They believe in unicorns.

I told him he would not like it.  He asked me why.  I told him that if everything cost a dollar there would be no more Mercedes Benz, no more nice clothes and none of the food that he liked to eat.  What surprised me about the conversation is that he thought a minute, nodded his head and observed that no one would make any of that stuff if they could only sell it for a dollar.

I was in shock.  He actually got it.  Will it take hold and mold his future thinking?  Don’t bet the bank on it but keep plugging and trying to make people think.

All we can do is try because we know the day is coming when only the things that can be bought for a dollar will be available.

homo unius libri


  1. Intelligence can be found in the strangest places! :-)

    1. And none so strange as the classroom.

      Grace and peace.


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