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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Opus 2013-122: On the Street: All American

I recently had a conversation with a young man at our middle school.  He has come to me a number of times to back him up in conversations with the other students.  He usually understands the issues from a conservative point of view and I am glad to give him some more firepower.  This time he was frustrated with all this kissing up to the immigration lobby.  I asked him what his family background was and he said both his parents trace their roots to Mexico.  So I asked him did he consider himself a Mexican or an American.  He got a look a disgust on his face and said “I am an American..”

There are people like this out there who need to be recognized and supported.  There are people from all areas who don’t want to be considered Latino or Asian or African-American.  They want to drop the hyphens.  They believe in the American dream.  I would suggest that the Republican Party would do well to seek out these people and talk to them about the important issues of opportunity, a chance to work, family and the moral issues.  They are waiting to hear that we are serious.

They will grow in numbers only if we continue to stand up and proclaim the truth.

The Republicans don’t seem to realize that if we wanted to go the route they are pursuing of compromise and moderation all we need to do is re-register as Democrats.  If they keep it up they will not only lose people like the young man I spoke to but they will force me to re-register as an independent.

homo unius libri


  1. I think the problem is that the heads of both parties are "owned" by the same people. The rest of us don't matter to them.

    1. I think you are right. In 1856 the Republicans began to push aside the Whig party. Will we all dilute our influence by going independent or is there a new focus emerging?

      I may be out of the party and right behind you soon.

      Grace and peace.


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