Friday, May 16, 2014

Romans 7 and Grading

Marc Cortez cites the VLT (Very Loose Translation) of Romans 7:9-14. It really speaks to me:
I was once alive apart from teaching, but when the end of the semester came, grading came alive and I died. 
The very job that promised life proved to be death to me. 
For grading, seizing an opportunity through the teaching, deceived me and through it killed me. 
So the teaching is holy, and the classroom is holy and righteous and good. 
Did that which is good, then, bring death to me? By no means! It was grading, producing death in me through what is good, in order that grading might be shown to be sin, and through the classroom might become sinful beyond measure. 
For we know that the teaching is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under grading.
h/t Jason at Dunelm Road


Susan Moore said...

How sad!
We can't love people for money. Nursing is the same way.
I hope you and yours are ok out there in spite of those fires.

Susan Moore said...

Dr. Barber,
Okay, done with that. No more pity parties. Let's fix that.
Let's begin rebuilding the faith like Nehemiah rebuilt the wall around Jerusalem.
I've started to write a book about the deadly venom of cessationism, and the only anti-venom being faith and reason. The presentation of the discussion is modeled after the 1960's game show, "To Tell the Truth."
You have written books. How do I find someone to read it objectively, to see if it says what I am actually trying to say? (sorry, I don't know what that person is called). I appreciate your care.