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, August 11, 2013

Opus 2013-267: Student Saints

As a teacher, I get frustrated with the refusal to learn that I see in class.  I think of the opportunities that the students are missing.  It turns out that this is nothing new.  Here is what Saint Augustine had to say about himself as a young student.
“For what they, with whatever motive, would have me learn, I might afterwards have put to good use. For I disobeyed, not from a better choice, but from love of play,...” Highlight Loc. 228-29
So cheer up.  They may never be saints but they might actually wake up and learn something some day.

The Confessions of St. Augustine (Bishop of Hippo Saint Augustine), Downloaded to the Kindle from Project Gutenberg.

homo unius libri


  1. Some kids don't learn until life kicks them in the keister a few times. Some NEVER do and become democrats. (Just couldn't help that last observation, call it an illustration of your article.)

    1. There are times when I think "democrat" is Greek for "ignorant." Or was it "Republican?" There are some traits shared by all.

      Grace and peace.

  2. I certainly missed many opportunities to listen and learn, as we all probably do.

    This may explain why our world is in such uproar. Missed connections to Listen and Learn

    1. Sometimes it is simply the foolishness of youth. Too often it is sloth. It is destructive when it becomes a habit.

      Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.