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, April 28, 2015

Opus 2015-110: Ignorance to the Right of Me, Ignorance to the Left of Me...

It was an amazing example of why so many people are so ignorant.

We were sitting in church and came to the moment when we began to sing as a congregation.  The woman beside me looked totally confused.  Why?  Because we began singing on verse 4.

You might think that would justify some confusion but consider a few details.  First, the order of worship made a very clear statement, in print, that we would only sing verse 4.  Second, the pastor had just given a clear explanation of how and why we were only singing verse 4.

I assume the woman had at least average intelligence.  I assume her hearing was good.  In spite of that she did not have a clue.

Some people can’t find their pen when it is in their hand.  So when students tell me I didn’t tell them about a quiz or we never covered the material on the quiz they are in good company.

Ignorance is neglecting to stock the shelves.  Stupid is having no shelves to stock.  Take your pick.

homo unius libri


  1. Maybe her mind was totally elsewhere.

    1. I can identify with that. My mind is on constant tangents. Maybe she was thinking about her next blog post.

      Grace and peace.


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