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.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Opus 2013-231: I’m Bored!

In education one of the common excuses for student failure is boredom.  All children are described as being very smart.  The reason they continue in ignorance is we are just not challenging them.  My guess is that boring teachers were boring students.

Since when is boredom an excuse to not do your job.  Picture flying on Excitement Airlines which only hires pilots who know how to make landings exciting.  My guess is that a more accurate name would be the former Excitement Airlines.  Count me out as a customer.  When you are landing a plane that I am on, boring is good.  Routine is perfect. 

How many of you would go to a Doctor who says, “I’m not sure what is wrong but I’m feeling lucky today.  Let’s cut and see what we find.  It will be fun.”

Making things interesting is good.  I agree.  But the thing that makes a movie interesting is that I have paid attention.  I have listened to the dialogue.  I have gotten involved with the characters and, so, when the plot unfolds I know what is happening.  It doesn’t get it to disrupt the experience for everyone else by asking, “What happened?” because you were texting.  It destroys the pleasure of everyone except you when you have to interrupt with, “Why did they do that?” because you were talking to the person next to you at a key time. 

If you are bored you might want to get a life.  Getting a life involves developing some interests and paying attention.  If you are waiting to be entertained, I guarantee you are going to be bored.

Read a book.  Learn an instrument.  Clean the toilet.  Something.

homo unius libri


  1. I've offended a few folks with my theory that only boring people get bored.

  2. There you go stealing my lines again. Or have I been stealing yours? Oh, well, great minds....

    Grace and peace.


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