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, February 25, 2016

Opus 2016-56: Ode to Old: A Noble Calling

Some days I can only look forward to retiring.  I often walk away from my class mumbling to myself, “I am so tired of stupid”. 

In the morning though, after a time of worship and Bible study, I often have different ideas.  Sometimes it is just a general hope and faith in the power of God.  It is a belief that I can make a difference.  Sometimes it has a different focus.  Recently it occurred to me that I might want to keep working just to drive the naive young people crazy.  They are so ignorant and so full of self esteem.  They are not used to anyone disagreeing with their ideas.  They think sloth is a spiritual gift.  I actually had one of my “brighter” students ask my why everything can’t be free.  Maybe I should keep it up as long as I can. 

It is a noble calling to be the stick stuck in the spokes of fools.

homo unius libri


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    1. And I try to apply it to their balloons.

      Grace and peace

  2. I have the very same thoughts, though I work at a doctor's office. I stay because of patients who genuinely need help navigating our wacky health system. The corporate physician's group our doctors had to join to protect themselves from Obamacare craziness has me pretty tired of stupid. To them we are work units and our patients are profit centers, not people.

    1. What happens when the few finally have had enough and go home for good?

      Grace and peace.

    2. That's an issue I wrestle with every day, as they keep pushing a little harder. The straw that broke the camel's back and all that.

    3. I hear you and feel our pain.

      Grace and peace


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