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, August 30, 2018

Opus 2018-200: Today or Tomorrow

This week we visited the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan.  It was an interesting tour which included a short video.  One of the quotes from Reagan dealt with him being sent to the Principal’s office.  He remembered the principal saying to him, “I am not concerned about how you feel about me today.  I am concerned about how you feel about me in 15 years.”

This connected with me because one of the points I continually made with students was that I really did not care how they felt today.  They wanted to play football with failing grades.  I kept refusing to sign the paper and they would get frustrated with me.  I kept telling them that my concern was how they felt about life in twenty years.  This is important to remember in the area of discipline.  Our concern should not be the self esteem the student is feeling this minute but the life lessons learned that can give them a reason to have solid self esteem when they grow up.

Education has abandoned that principle.  Too many parents have abandoned that principle.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.