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, February 21, 2015

Opus 2015-47: A Beautiful Blessing, Not Lightening

It has come to my attention that I have been misspelling the President’s name.

I have been using Barak and it seems to be Barack.

Apologies are in order.  It would seem that Barak comes from the Hebrew and means “lightening.”  Barack is listed as being African and means “blessed.”  Personally I find that strange since, according to Nations Online, there are between 1500 and 2000 languages in Africa.  All of them have the same meaning?  Other sites attribute it to Arabic in which it also means blessed. 

Since our president seems to be doing everything he can to destroy Israel it would seem out of line to lay the Hebrew spelling on him.

Hussein, his middle name is listed as a baby boy name meaning “beautiful.”  It is also identified as being of Arabic origin.

I regret the error. 

homo unius libri


  1. So much for names; he's neither besutiful nor a blessing. But then Satan always was a liar; why would he behave differently when naming his children?

    1. Isn't one of Satan's names "Angel of Light"?

      Grace and peace


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