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, September 10, 2013

Opus 2013-296: On the Street: Watchkeepers

As I drove to work I noticed a new billboard for a local talk radio station, KFI.  The blurb was “Holding them accountable.”  It sounded very good.  I would love to believe that KFI is watching and holding people accountable.  The problem becomes, who is watching and what are they holding them accountable for? 

In theory the newspapers and news programs of the nation have a responsibility to report the news and work to make the powerful people accountable for their actions.  It is a one way street.  The mantra is “It’s Bush’s fault.”  Recently James Carvil blamed the problems in Syria of George Bush.  I realize he is not a reporter but I am sure that if you look hard enough you can find the sentiment echoed in the media.  The question is who holds KFI accountable.  As someone said, “Who watches the watchers?”

It is up to us.  It is time for you to turn off the TV or at least change channels.  It is time to cancel a subscription, if you still have one, and write a note to the publisher explaining why.  It is time to subscribe to some type of publication that is doing the job of watchman.  Maybe that means a donation to one of the websites that takes its mission seriously.

Do I trust KFI?  Not really, but I don’t listen to them enough to know what they are saying.  Maybe I should, but life is too short.  I still have books to read and several thousand pod-casts to listen to.

homo unius libri


  1. I put more stock in conservative bloggers these days than any commercial media. The media STILL has to please the advertisers, after all.

    1. The difference is in basic values. Most conservatives still have at least a generic belief that there is a God and He expects truth to be told. Lying can send you to hell. Most liberals believe that truth is relative to the situation and often define truth as what gets them what they want. I am not surprised at your preference.

      Grace and peace.


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