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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Opus 2016-223: Discernment Watch: The Key to Modern Brainwashing

Everywhere I go I see the correlation between dumbing down, mediocrity and the departure from a Christian world view. 

I saw it again at our opening faculty meeting.  I wrote about the balloon game earlier.  When we got to the “serious” material we were given a lesson on how to collaborate.  No, I don’t mean co-operate with the Nazi’s who occupied Paris.  Only people with an education and a sense of history would understand the baggage of the word.  These are teachers we are dealing with so there is no worry on that score.

Collaboration means group work.  We were divided up into groups of four and told to discuss and record our understanding of the steps of collaboration.  The first group got ten minutes to discuss what it meant to “pause”.  They handled it well.  Our group had to delve into the depths of “paraphrase”.  We were awesome.  After we were done one of our group had the serious responsibility of “sharing out” what we had uncovered.  Then an administrator, who is paid the big bucks, wrote our wisdom on a big sheet of newsprint for us all to admire.

The final point of collaboration:  Assume that everyone has the best intentions.  This is where the difference between a post-modern world view and a Christian world view hits the road.  Before that it was just being silly.  Christian theology teaches that man is sinful by nature.  He will do that which is self-seeking rather than what is right.  His nature is in rebellion to a holy God.  The pagan educators have been saturated with the nonsense that the inner core of all human beings is good and will do what is right if given a chance.

So, when my little criminals in training deliberately say something stupid or offensive, I am to assume that their heart is pure and they have the best of intentions. 

Good luck with that.  If you believe that then not only do you need to assume that Hillary has the best of intentions, but also Donald. 

homo unius libri


  1. That's pretty much where we are, isn't it?

    1. Everyone admits that there is a problem in society but how they keep swallowing the mantra of more government regulation is beyond me. It has never worked and will never work. I guess the same people keep buying products marked "new and improved".

      Grace and peace.


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