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.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Opus 2014-57: On the Street: Deep Sea Divers

What does this mean and why is it repeated so many times?
“I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a deep sea diver
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a deep sea diver
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a deep sea diver
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be a deep sea diver”

Sound tracks have different types of music.  Some you hear and enjoy.  Some provides white noise and you ignore.  Some gets under your skin and causes a mental rash.  These words are all I can understand of a song that comes up regularly on the elevator music where I have breakfast.  Actually, if it were elevator music I could take the stairs.  In the restaurant I am forced to grit my teeth until he gets to be a deep sea diver.  I guess I could go somewhere else but most places I have been the music is even worse.

Popular music has always had its low points.  It seems that today we have a growing number of people that are tone deaf and undiscerning.  Compare a bit of rap full of references to violent sexual acts, angry males and demeaned women and  “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.”  Neither will last through the ages like the 1812 Overture but there is a real difference in world view and musical quality. 

I can hardly wait for the pendulum to swing back.

homo unius libri


  1. Should I assume that you might not care too much for "99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall?" ;-)

    1. At least they don't play that one on the speakers at Panera. I humbly request that you don't suggest it to them.

      Grace and peace.


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