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, May 23, 2014

Opus 2014-121: On the Street: Social Interaction

We like to criticize the younger generations for their addiction to electronics and social media.  It is an infection that has spread like yawning.  As I sit and write this morning I have three ladies in my field of vision.  They are definitely not young.  They came together, ordered together, sit together and I can hear their voices working.  Yet all three are staring at their smart phones as they speak. 

Are they watching the same video and discussing it as they watch?  Are they texting a fourth person who could not make it?  Are they doing their banking on line?   I have no clue.  I don’t see how they can be building relationships.

But what do I know?  I still think applause is out of place at weddings and eye contact is part of communication.  I am wondering if smart phones make dumb people.

homo unius libri


  1. Yeah, I was raised not to clap in church. Now if you don't they think you're a stick in the mud. Of course, the trees of the field may clap their hands, but that's to praise the Lord, not the singer.

    1. Sorry to take so long getting back to you.

      And what is wrong with being a stick in the mud? It is better than being a sheep in the slaughter house.

      Grace and peace.


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