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.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Opus 2013-280: Headlines: Stating the Obvious

I had to laugh on Saturday when I looked at the Drudge Report.  One of the headlines was “‘Duck Dynasty’ turns to God.”  Well, duh.  I wonder if the writer had ever watched the show.

Normally all I would know about Duck Dynasty is that they have a lot of logo merchandise for sale in all the stores I walk through.  Since I spent the summer doing family stuff , I watched TV that I would normally be able to avoid.  My wife was into Duck Dynasty which means I had to be into Duck Dynasty.  So I watched a fair number of episodes that my son had recorded for her.

The headline I read acted like the inclusion of God is some newfangled addition for ratings or something.  I hate to point out to you, every episode I have watched ends with the family around the table, ready to eat but waiting for the family patriarch to offer up a prayer of thanks.  Some of those prayers are simple thanks for the food.  Others mention Jesus and thank Him for salvation.  There is not hidden agenda here.  These people have God as an important part of their lives.  They don’t rub it in.  They don’t get nasty.  They don’t look down on others, but then real believers never have.

So watch and enjoy if you can handle it.  If your bigotry won’t allow you to watch and enjoy then you can join me in not watching.  My bigotry is against TV as a genre, not Duck Dynasty.  I have good reasons for my attitude, do you?

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