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, November 24, 2015

Opus 2015-244: Shake on It

We were visiting a church while out of town.  On the whole it was better than average but it was still clinging to the ridiculous custom of forgetting we were there to worship God.  By that I mean we stopped worship to shake hands with all the people around us.  I often wonder how many people who have not had time to talk to each other all week are now acting like they care.  Sorry, just one of my many hangups.

When we have theses moments I am always struck by how many people don’t have a clue to shaking hands.  Why do they grab just my fingers and give them a squeeze?  Is it a position of power that shows they are in charge?  Is it a position of weakness because they are afraid I will hurt them?  I find it strange.

But then I find a lot of things strange and am found strange by a lot of things.

homo unius libri


  1. The friendliness of the church is determined BEFORE the service starts. And I'm with you on the handshakes, It's poor manners in my book.

    1. "Manners"? Is that one of those red-neck words? Is it unique to West Virginia?

      Grace and peace


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