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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Opus 2015-27: Change Agents

How many people are there that bring change my way?

The most frequent change agents at this time in my life are my children.  They keep forcing new technology my way.  The latest is a blue tooth speaker that works with no wires and runs for hours on one battery charge.  I am just beginning to explore the possibilities.  They also run up against the trends in the wider working world.  It gives a lot of topics for discussion and thought.  Since I trained them I know their depth and integrity so when they question me it is an automatic time to stop and consider.

Then you have the students at school.  Granted, most of their ideas are nothing to record in your diary, who really cares what “the bomb” means this week to a middle school student?  It will change next week.  I can’t keep up with the hair styles because my hair doesn’t grow fast enough to keep changing that often.  At the same time they do drop things in front of me that, if I am reluctant to pick them up, can at least be examined for possibilities.  You have to run fast to get ahead of them, stay out of their way and sidestep their foolishness.  It keeps you young, if you survive. 

Then there is my friendly neighborhood philanthropist.  He is older than me if you can accept that and keeps bringing new ideas to the table.  Okay, so a lot of them are old and worn out.  But some are cutting edge.  He introduced me to 3D printing.  He has been talking about something called “energy harvesting.”  He is the one who got me to read Atlas Shrugged. 

Who jump starts your thinking?  The key is not having contributions.  Ideas are all around you.  The challenge is the same one that my middle school students have:  Listening.  One of the reasons that the United States has been a world leader is that we have always been diverse.  This is not a new idea thought up by the multi-cultural crowd, although they are striving to own it while they redefine it to mean anti-American.  There is a cross pollination that comes about when people from different worlds can share and stimulate thinking.  The possibilities are endless.  It is what America has always been about and the liberals are trying to stomp out.  

Are you a change agent in someone else’s life?  Are you open to change in your life?  Not all change is good but you never know until you consider it.

homo unius libri


  1. Just in case you're wondering Gorges, he remodeled his entire room just so I wouldn't find his sock and underwear collection. Talk about change.

    1. Interesting. Why would you want to find his sock and underware collection?

      Grace and peace.


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