TEoD: Chapter 15: Good Angels
Back in class again, Murphy reflects on how much he loves teaching (so much that he avoids it whenever possible).
Word of mouth had made the class size increase every year.
I bet. What was it Dean Archer Fallworth told us the students called the class? “Jesus for Jocks.” Murphy does know he’s teaching the easiest of the Easy A’s, right?
Speaking of Fallworth, Murphy again inwardly sneers at his article.
Anyone who published a paper on “Button Materials of the Eighteenth-Century Georgia Plantations” needed to get a life.
Seriously? Get a life? What are you, one of your very own Jocks for Jesus? A life as a published academic and dean of faculty. What a sucker that Fallworth is!
Btw, pal, when were you last published? Methinks Indiana Murph over here doth protest too much.
Arriving in his lecture hall, Murphy jokes around with some students, who I’m sure laugh uproariously because they know this is a guy who grades entirely on emotion. Speaking of, the mysterious blonde from last time comes to class again. She’s not carrying a notebook or computer or anything, and every male in the class, including Murphy, is so blindsided by this gorgeous being that they can’t concentrate. What was that about professionalism and needing a life, Murph? Also, I thought you were in love with a redhead in Washington. My, doesn’t take too much to turn this Christian’s head.
Murph provides a very basic PowerPoint slide on “Good Angels” in the Bible, with helpful tidbits about the blessed beings:
Angels do not get married to each other
There are a great number of angels
Wow, incredibly fascinating! So much so, in fact, that the “striking blonde” ditches between slides. Thus Murphy feels “the sting of disappointment” even though, not to belabor the point, but he is supposed to be in love with Isis. In fact, as he warns the students about a quiz next week, his thoughts are still on her. The blonde, not Isis.