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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Opus 2016-126: On the Street: Studious Hypocrisy

As I came back from the coffee urns I again noticed a young woman who was studying hard.  I had noticed her before but this time I looked a little closer to find clues for what she was so focused on.  She had a clip-board with some serious paperwork on it.  Her computer was open.  There were books spread around.  Then I noticed she wasn’t looking at any of them.  Her eyes were glued to her phone where she seemed to be watching a video of some kind.

She reminds me of my students.  Often I can have people that seem to be working so hard and really focused who turn in nothing.  Looks can be deceiving in more ways than one.

Update:  I made another run for coffee and she was still focus on the little screen.  I hope she is not on the jury if I am ever on trial.

homo unius libri


  1. As much of a convenience as I find mine to be, Sometimes I still wish they'd never been invented. I own my phone, as do you I'm sure, but for too many folks, it seems to own THEM.

    1. That is one difference between the dinosaurs and the minions. For us technology is a tool. For them it is a life.

      Grace and peace.


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