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, January 4, 2017

Opus 2017-004: Headlines: Dabbing Is the New Snuff

One of the big issues of the morning was Paul Ryan’s son trying to dab on national television.  Everyone acted like it was a childish attempt at a dance move.  As a middle school teacher I will admit that it is the latest cool thing that kids are doing.  At least it was before the Christmas break. 

Like so many things in the youth culture it is not as innocent as you might think.  The move is from a pattern by drug users to sniff an illegal substance from the elbow.  It can be placed there and avoid detection.  From there is was introduced into some dance move and now everyone is doing it.  Picture the way cool people used to take snuff. 

We need to be thoughtful in adopting the ways of the degenerate segment of society.  Wearing your pants hanging to show your underwear got its start in prison culture where belts were not allowed.  A pimp is a guy who runs a string of prostitutes.  “Dis” is not a word. 

Let’s grow up and think about what we do and what we let our children do.  Is that asking too much?  Maybe.

homo unius libri


  1. This is the first time in which I have read about the Dab being a way for people to smell illegal substances from their elbows...

    1. It has something to do with a pot extract. I read about it in a couple of places.

      Grace and peace


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