Tag: chronological time


Time is Like a Lava Lamp


I don't know why we think that every minute is like every other minute; we certainly don't experience time in this way. Shakespeare knew it.  I was teaching Romeo and Juliet in my grade 9 class and noted several comments on the flexibility of time.  Among them: Sad hours seem long. --...

Killing Time


In English we have only one word for time.  The ancient Greeks had two because they understood time in two ways.  First, there is chronos, or ordinary time, in which one thing happens after another.  The other is kairos.  We've mostly lost a sense of this kind of time, to our detriment.   Chronological time refers...

Praise Songs and Higher Times


I know that I said I would look at praise and worship songs as an English teacher, but I'm cheating and looking at praise and worship songs wearing a philosophical hat. In a recent post, David Murrow explains "[w]hy men have stopped singing in church."  He says that there are...