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.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Opus 2017-098: Snowflake Popcorn

I witnessed another reason why the current generation is going to be worthless in the workforce.


I noticed a tide of students walking down the hall with hands full of popcorn.  I recognized them because they are one of my best examples of academic basket cases.  I followed the popcorn back to their previous class and saw the teacher standing in the door pouring popcorn into outstretched hands.  She was buying them off.

One of the ways that some people control their class is bribery.  They give out candy.  They take them to Burger King.  They have pizza parties.  I have had half my class come late with large drinks and pizza containers because the previous teacher was buying them off.  Guess who ends up with soda and pizza on the floor?  It isn’t the previous teacher.  Guess who pays for his bribery.

It becomes a mind set.  I have students who have done no work for two months ask me if they can have “extra credit”.  Can you imagine someone who has not been to work all week coming in on Friday afternoon and asking for overtime?  They learn it in school.  We just had a meeting with a parent.  We are nine weeks from the end of school, in the second semester.  The student had three failed classes first semester and is failing three now.  In my class he started with a D- and currently has an F.  His highest moment was a D.  The parent comes and demands to know what we are doing wrong.  Why is his son failing?  Civility and slander laws prohibit us from answering honestly.

Another snowflake in the making.

Brace yourselves.

homo unius libri


  1. aaargh!!!! People like this frustrate the heck out of me! Props to you for continuing to deal with it.

    1. Only for a few more months.

      Grace and peace.

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    1. I like to ask people like this if they think it is heredity or environment.

      Grace and peace.


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