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.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Opus 2015-379: Modern Mantras: Patience

One of the truths about cooking is that “a watched pot never boils”.  If you have ever been in a hurry you know how that works.  On the other hand, if you walk out of the kitchen it always seem to suddenly boil over. 

Blame the cooking gods.

How would this be restated in modern society.  I thought about substituting “microwave” for “pot” but that didn’t seem too catchy.  So instead I reached down into the culture of the school for a common reference point.

“A watched student never texts” or “a watched student never chews”.  I know because I have tried to catch them.  They may never get any work done but that is because they are focused on watching you to see if you are watching them.

Once I took a phone from a student and they had left it accessible.  While I was standing looking at the screen I received about eight text messages from other students in the class.  I didn’t see a thing.  If we could hire these kids as spies for the CIA we would be forever secure.  Or maybe we would never be secure.

homo unius libri

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