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, October 25, 2016

Opus 2016-285: Tony the Tiger Reincarnated

Every other week we have a faculty meeting led by our fearless New Age leaders.  These meetings make me want to resign.  I feel like I am intellectually and morally battered when I am finally allowed to escape. 

One of the mantras that threatens to turn my mind to mush is the sign redefining greatness.  It reads,
“You are created for greatness, so release your inner Super Hero.”
It is like they watched Tony the Tiger chanting, “Greeeeaaaaattttt!!!!” so many times that they believe it.

The basic idea, which is central to post-modern education, is that we are all full of miraculous potential and it is only the chains of Christian culture that are holding us back.  We believe that if we say it often enough and believe it in our hearts, it becomes truth.  Just ignore the fact that also defines sexual harassment.

Last year we had a mantra about all students being exceptional.  As one of my students pointed out, “If everyone is exceptional then no one is exceptional.”  I asked her how old she was and marveled that she understood life better than our leaders.

When you see the snowflakes on our university campuses demanding safe spaces remember that they have been told for years that they are created for greatness and the assumption is that they will be honored for that greatness even if they do nothing.  Anything that threatens that greatess is to be condemned.  Next time you need to hire someone or pick a plumber remember that if they are young enough they believe they are awesome.  If they don’t measure up that doesn’t mean working harder.  It means redefining the word.

Remember that an average airline pilot has had 100% success so far.

homo unius libri


  1. Man, that school has really gone to hell ever since I left office.


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