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, December 30, 2013

Opus 2013-397: The Continuing Debacle

The deliberate federal destruction of our health care system has not hit me hard yet, but I know the pain is coming.

The initial increase in cost is real but not crippling for me and mine.  Yet.  If you want a brief overview of the hidden costs that are already being passed on you can read this article I found linked from the Drudge Report entitled “New Obamacare Fees coming in 2014.” 

I cringe when I read about all the people losing their coverage.  I rage about people who were in the midst of treatment and were dropped because of Obamacare and the confusion it is creating.  I imagine the pain of dramatically increased costs that are being reported. 

And I know that it is coming to a health plan near me, soon.  Since I am a teacher the Progressives in government will hold off dragging me down because they consider the teachers’ unions to be their big supporters.  They, or we, are.  Most teachers are with the welfare classes who believe that someone else will pay the bill for the government largesse they receive.  I am not so naive, but then I don’t believe in global warming, that the government cares about me or that Obama is a Christian. 

What do we do?  We do the obvious:  Vote, write, speak out.  I am concerned that those may not be enough.  The damage has been done but there is more coming.

I am concerned about the insight that people get the government they deserve.

homo unius libri


  1. I truly believe that this nation is a lost cause. I suspect our remaining energies are better spent concentating on lost souls. (But it still frustrates the daylights out of me, TOO!)

    1. Yes, evangelism and discipleship is, or should be our priority. And it is easier to focus on politics than on witnessing. If I thought the people with their heads in the sand were really out lifting the name of Jesus, I could deal with that. I certainly know that I could do a lot better. Keep reminding us.

      And remember the Wesley revival, the two Great awakenings and the church in China.

      Grace and peace.


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