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, May 11, 2017

Opus 2017-143: Red Lines to the Right of Me,...

I expect my last sixteen days of teaching in middle school to be peaceful and full of learning.  Why?  Because 20 minutes before the end of school yesterday one of our fearless leaders came on the intercom, interrupted a student giving an oral report and trying to explain the dialogues of Socrates to other sixth graders, and told us that she was drawing another line in the sand and they had better not cross it. 

Okay, she didn’t put it that way.  What she said was that some of them have been here three years and they know the rules and expectations.  From this point on there will be no tolerance.  If they did not behave, all end-of-the-year activities would be cancelled.  I am not sure what happened to bring this red line but I expect the results will be similar to what happened with Obama in Syria.

Or the kids could suddenly become well behaved and seekers of wisdom.

I will get back to you on that.

homo unius libri


  1. Are you waiting with bated breath?

  2. Are some kids breaking into the vending machine again?

    1. Since I don't have one in my room I can't be sure. The iron cage around it by the gym probably doesn't do much though.

      Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.