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.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Opus 2014-216: On the Street: Who Is My Neighbor?

The world is getting smaller. 

How many times have you heard that expressed?  I saw a new example of it recently.  I was doing a quick run through Wal-Mart and as I passed through the produce section I saw a heart warming sign that said they were supporting local farmers.  The items for sale were from our neighbors.  The display was full of bananas.

Are you one of the geographically challenged?  I am sure that most of my students would have not batted an eye.  I guess the managers and clerks thought it was good marketing.  Here is the problem.  To my knowledge, which is admittedly not complete, there are no bananas grown anywhere in the United States.  Certainly none are grown in Southern California.  I looked and I think the fruit was labeled as being from Ecuador. 

This is not an attack on Wal-Mart.  I am not a Wal-Mart hater.  They carry a lot of low level merchandise but on some things they have the best price.  They do need to go back to school.

But then again, with the level of rigor our schools are showing, that might not help.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.