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, August 20, 2015

Opus 2015-257: Day One in Paradise

Tuesday was the first day of school.  It is over and the early indicators are not promising.

I put a map of the United States on the board and asked the class if anyone could come up and show me where the Mississippi River was located.  In fairness I will point out that it was a satellite map with no labels.  Not one student in any of my classes even came close.  A few came up and looked.  I guess they figured I would have it outlined in red or something.  None of them even had a clue. 

Out of my five classes, two are designated as “honors”.  One of them is some new category that is above honors.  The best they could do was point at the Pacific Ocean and a vague gesture towards New England.

It is going to be a long year.  At this point I don’t expect them to know the difference between a democracy and a republic.  I don’t expect them to know where the Darling River is located.  But the Mississippi? 

It is going to be a long year.

homo unius libri


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    1. It always makes me wonder what they talk about with their parents or if they talk to their parents.

      Grace and peace.

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    1. Many of them are really nice kids. All of them are painfully ignorant but that is a key ingredient if you are a progressive and want to control the population.

      Grace and peace.


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