Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Opus 2011-344, On the Street: Metrosexual?

I recently flew across the country and back.  I usually glance quickly through the magazines that the airline provides.  Sometimes I even read an article.  What caught my attention this time was how many of the men in the advertisements need a shave.  I have noticed it before.  I know it is done on purpose.  I think it is called the metrosexual look.  It is supposed to be seductive, I guess.  I find it silly.

One place it is universal is in the ads for men's smelly stuff and fashion duds.  Usually the unkempt guy is snuggled up with some babe who looks like she is in the midst of ecstasy just by being up close to his sand paper face.  That has never been the response of any women I have ever been near.

There are a lot of similarities between this and senile old men.  I say that as one who is beginning to be concerned about becoming a senile old man.  I see these guys who do not groom themselves.  They need shaves, showers, matching sox and someone to tuck their shirt in on the back side.  One of the models being praised as the latest style looked that way.  He was wearing some kind of hiking boot, blue jeans rolled up in three inch cuffs, a multi-colored long sleeve shirt that hung below the blazer he topped it all off with.  The cuffs of the shirt stuck out his sleeves like the coat was too small for him.  He needed a shave and had his hair sticking up in spikes.  If I did not know better I would think it was a parody.

All new fashions look strange at first.  Most I get used to.  I have been watching this for a few years now and it looks as ridiculous as it did the first time I saw it.

I can’t wait for the wheel to turn.

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe their kids will wear button-down collars and three-piece suits just to rebel

  2. This is one of those time when I ask myself, "Why didn't I think of that?" Maybe we could all add that to our prayer lists.

    Grace and peace.


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