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, June 5, 2015

Opus 2015-153: Dumb Questions

The person who said, “There is no such thing as a dumb question” had never taught 8th grade.  Let me give you a few examples.

“What time is this class over?”

On the first day of school or a day with a special schedule this might be a reasonable question but after 35 weeks of school, on a normal day, and the schedule printed in large print on the bulletin board, it is a stupid question.

“Do we need our book today?”

Keep in mind that one of the assignments for 35 weeks has been to bring their book every day and the daily “tool check” which reduces their grade if it is not on their desk, it is a dumb question.  My answer is usually, “Do you need to breathe today?”

I am sure there will be more.

homo unius libri


  1. Barely realized that none of my 8th grade teachers never said that there are no such things as a dumb questions

    1. It sounds like you have a group of perceptive teachers. Of course it could have been that there were so many dumb questions that even a history teacher would notice. Grace and peace


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