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.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Opus 2014-100: Fun

Why is modern American education generally a failure?  Why are kids getting diplomas they can’t read and applying for jobs they are not qualified for?  One word:  Fun.  Learning must be fun.  It must be easy.  It must eliminate any chance of failure or frustration.

One of our science teachers took almost the entire eighth grade on a field trip recently.  They were gone all day and missed all their other classes.  The destination:  Knott’s Berry Farm.  Around the same time a math teacher took his scholars on a field trip.  The destination:  Disneyland.  They ask me if we will go on a field trip for history.  I laugh at them.  They say I am “No fun.”  I admit it.  They want to know why I won’t take them on a field trip.  My answer:  I care about their education.

Maybe someday they will understand.

Maybe not.

Fun is fine.  Hard work and persistence are necessary.  It isn’t fun to hoe the weeds in the garden.  It isn’t fun to get up when the alarm goes off.  It isn’t fun to walk or jog.  It isn’t fun to discipline your children.  It isn’t fun to pay your bills or balance your checkbook.

I hope they learn what is important before it is too late.  It isn’t going to happen in school.

homo unius libri


  1. They USED to learn it both at school and home. Now, most don't get it either place.

    1. So we go from 2 for 2 to 0 for 2. I hope it isn't the bottom of the ninth.

      Grace and peace.


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