This class has me realizing that when I teach as an adjunct once in a while, those students are loving me. Sure, I may have known they thought I was a pushover when during the first break someone starting vaping (“But it’s Birthday Cake, Ma’am”…”Um, what?!?”). I need to crack the whip. Step on a crack…break your momma’s back…Wait, no. Zip it, Devo. I have another paper to write.
Mr. not-at-all-like-the-last-professor actually responds to our posts with not only feedback but more questions. My head hurts, my stomach is empty and my To-Do-List has zero check marks on it.
But check this – a response to his response. And now I pray that this thing is ov-uh.
Thoughtful post, Beth. You bring up some important points. While Jesus gave us the power, and even responsibility, to bind and loose, and while each generation is responsible to do that anew I wonder how much latitude we are given. We look at the Crusaders and wonder how they we able to use the scripture to justify such bloodshed. And then there are other groups who interpret the same body of scripture to demand absolute pacifism. How much are we allowed to “appropriate” on our own? Do we merely weigh our own “billions of particulars”? How much weight should we give the “billions of particulars” of previous generations, or of others with completely different experiences and worldview from our own? How do you think we navigate all of that?