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 26, 2013

Opus 2013-394: Benevolent Shiny

 Be thankful for the crass commercialism of the Christmas season.

My car was in the shop so I was driving my wife’s machine.  This confined me to listening to the radio instead of pod casts.  An advertisement caught my attention.  The item up for bid was a new TV with colors four times as clear or some such nonsense.  Since I am a bit color blind and can’t see very well at my age it doesn’t make any difference to me.  Their goal was to get people to rush out and buy the latest technology.  New.  Shiny.  It seems so sordid but I am not sure I have a problem with that.  Here is my reasoning.  The sooner everyone runs out and wastes their money on high priced technology the sooner it will come down in price and be in my price range. 

I don’t need it.  I won’t buy it until it gets cheap.  Even then I will wait for my old one to wear out.  But the day will come when I am ready so go for it.  Meanwhile you have my permission to buy, buy, buy.  Sell, sell, sell.  The more you spend the sooner it will get into my range.  By then I might be ready.

homo unius libri


  1. Most folks don't think that far ahead.

    1. My wife bought some shiny for me for Christmas. We tried it and found how expensive it is to operate. I think the key was when I asked her where she wanted to put it on the counter. It will be returned.

      Grace and peace.


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