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, October 24, 2014

Opus 2014-266: Hope and Fun, or Is it Fun and Change?

We just had an election at our school and the major theme would make the Democrats proud.

It is all about fun.  The big promise of everyone was that if they were elected they would make this a fun year.  One candidate for sixth grade representative promised field trips to Florida and Hawaii.  It reminded me of the election of 2008 where the winning slogan was “Hope and Change.”

The children are being prepared.  I didn’t really expect them to come up with a speech on health care or the federal deficit.  I did hope for something a little more concrete than “fun dances.” 

I need to remember that most of their parents voted for Barak Obama, twice.  Some might have even voted more than twice.  I need to also remember that the school leaders seem to think that the main goal of the year is to have fun.

I guess we need to remember that Winston Churchill was kicked out by the people of England as soon as the war was won.  I guess he wasn’t enough fun.

homo unius libri


  1. Are you kidding me? I ran as an Independant.

    1. Vincent,

      Most Independents side with one major party on most issues. If you check congress I think you will find that the few independent members we have vote in lock step with the Democrats. The guy who was running in Kansas as an "independent" had previously run as a Democrat. I am not saying it never goes the other way but in current politics it tends to lean left.

      Grace and peace.


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