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.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Opus 2015-39: Let’s Make a Deal


We just turned in grades and they are being mailed home.  For a brief window students who have been attending Party City tried to pretend that I am Bob Barker, or whomever is hosting the show now, and approached me as contestants on Let’s Make a Deal.

The conversation went and goes like this: 

“What can I do to bring my grade up?” 

“Do your work.” 

“Can I change the ‘F’ that is going home?” 

“Since you have done no work for five weeks and you have two days left to work, I doubt it.  However this is just a progress report and you can get your grade up for next time if you will begin doing your work.” 

“How about if I promise to work and you raise my grade now?” 

“How about you work now and I raise your grade when you earn it?” 

“I’m not going to work then.” 

“What else is new?”

I sometimes quote the famous sponge, Wimpy, “I will gladly pay you on Tuesday if you will give me a hamburger today.”

What is sad is that so many teachers are warm hearted huggers who actually think that this time the student really means it.  They seem to believe that because they, as sincere educators, care so much they have gotten through to this poor troubled child.  They might even do a victory dance on the way to change the grade.

Think of it as Educator’s Alzheimer’s Disease, or Lucy Holding the Football Syndrome.  They can’t seem to remember what happened the time before, and the time before, and the time before, and the time before....  This time it will be different.

They probably voted for Hope and Change, too.

homo unius libri


  1. Consequences for actions, or in this case, inaction, don't seem to mean much these days.

  2. You're evil; and no, that's not a compliment.

    1. Have you ever heard the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure"? Paraphrasing that, "One man's insult is..."

      Are you being a hater?

      Grace and peace


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