Sunday, May 07, 2006

It's the Most Wonderful Horrible Time of the Year!

And I haven't even hit the Reformation yet!?!?!? And block scheduling means I only see the kids every other day ....

In other words ..... I'm in big trouble!!!

Remember last semester?

Of course, this also means ....


Blogger Dennis said...

Reformation lecture:

"...and then Martin Luther ruined everything, and then Calvin and Swingli and Knox, along with the Sovereigns of England, messed it up worse.

Jesuits and Trent hold things together for half the Church, while the rest of Christianity splits an infinite number of times. 30,000 denominations later and we try for ecumenism."

That should wrap things up nicely for the year, and then you can take a break. :)

5/08/2006 1:46 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

"... except that Martin Luther didn't WANT to split the church, he merely wanted dialogue on some issues that needed neatening-up (with which the Church agreed later on), but he was denied that dialogue and was forced out of the Church ...."

I would hate for my Protestant brothers and sisters who visit my site to neglected and/or condemned, especially after some have so vigorously defended those of us who look to Rome from WebRings that require "Biblical protest to the unscriptural doctrines of the Roman Catholic Church while encouraging departure from its fellowship of idolatry."

5/08/2006 6:48 AM  
Blogger Lorem ipsum said...

When I was a kid (okay, up until my twenties) I thought the Reformation was a period of things coming together, not falling apart. You know - you have a jigsaw puzzle, and you put it together and it re-forms. Re-form-ation. I was very, very confused as I waited for things to fall into place.

I do remember that Luther was so self-loathing of his body he even hated to go to the bathroom, which led to constipation, which made things even worse because he couldn't get that which was waste out of him.

I also remember thinking that nailing the 95 theses to the church door was a terrible act of vandalism, but the instructor said that church doors were like bulletin boards back then. (Al's Heating and Cooling - Fish Fry This Weekend - 95 Reasons Why Rome's Got it Wrong, etc.)

See - practically writes itself, doesn't it?

5/08/2006 8:01 AM  
Blogger Dennis said...

Sorry, wasn't condemning your friends. Just the splitting of the Church into 30,000 denominations. Such divisions in the Body of Christ are a HUGE scandal, but we've lived with it for 500 years, so we don't feel it. It's like this back pain I've had for 10 months now. I almost don't notice it anymore.

But the splitting up of the Body of Christ is as great a scandal as the selling of religious favors or the dangers of idolotry contained therein.

And I hope you see that I was presenting an inadequate cartoon of the Reformation. I don't ACTUALLY think that would make a good lecture. I like Lorem's much better.

And to Steph's friends. My ideas are mine. I only marginally know Sr. Steph and I happen to really like the way she writes. I hope no one ascribes to her any opinion I might spout off at 2 in the morning.

5/08/2006 8:39 AM  
Blogger HeyJules said...

Yes, I remember last semester! Now get busy and then go have a ball!!!

5/08/2006 5:01 PM  
Anonymous jj said...

Amen, sister. I'm struggling with you.

5/09/2006 5:04 PM  
Blogger see-through faith said...

and Wesley didn't want to split either.. though that's later :)


The 30 000 denominations is a scandal but so would being one empty church :(

I do think that many of us (non RC) do feel the pain of separation. It has lead to the drive towards ecumenism - and reconcilliation. That encourages me. one day we'll recognise that the Church is bigger than we thought (becase God is) that there is room for diversity, and we will break bread together like they did in the Apostolic era.

steph I love/hate this time of year too. I've got 10 days to get everything done. Sigh and hallelujah in one breath. Great isn't it :)

5/09/2006 5:19 PM  
Anonymous Lorna said...

went into school today (day off) to do grades

cannot get into the system - NO-ONE told us to keep the passwords from December. Sigh

I left a note for the head, and another for the sec (she's not in until Monday) and these grades are due on Tuesday.

We can only put the details in at two work stations (not from home)

I'm thinking of just putting it on paper and the head /sec can do it themselves grin.

and sigh

5/10/2006 9:33 AM  
Blogger Dorian Speed said...

If it makes you feel better, we just got to the Crusades.

I sure hope my replacement is on board with my "Church History as Two-Year Class Encompassing Other Topics" approach.

Those tickers are seriously frightening.

5/16/2006 3:04 PM  

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