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, June 4, 2015

Opus 2015-152: I Am Evil

At least that is the conclusion I have been forced to accept.  It seems that I fail students who do all their work, are never late and work hard.  At least that is their story and they are sticking to it.

I must be evil.

When you compare my stand to the school district I work in, I qualify.  The official policy is that they can fail two core classes on their final report and still walk in promotion.  This is a district that believes in high standards and rigor.  As one parent screamed, “What are they trying to teach these kids, that they can do nothing and be successful?”  I told her she was preaching to the choir.

I care about my students but I care about their future chance of a productive life.  I am not overly concerned about how they feel about me in eighth grade.  I hope they will live to thank me but I am not holding my breath.  I am just one little tinkle in a symphony of self-esteem self-destruction.  I am afraid that by the time they wake up to reality they will be living in a hovel and dependent on the nanny state.

So I must continue living with myself as an evil person.  I can deal with it.  I am not sure they will be able to.

homo unius libri


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    1. Another illustration I use is the little boy with his finger in the dike.

      Grace and peace.


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