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 11, 2017

Opus 2017-044: Are Grits Gluten Free?, part 1 of 2

Somewhere in the past few months I remember listening to a podcast on which the guest was expressing his enthusiasm for a life devoid of carbohydrates and full of wind sprints.  He never mentioned “paleo” or cross fit but I had the understanding that his system was a combination of the two without using the copyrighted terms.

I thought about him as I was savoring my slow cooked grits this morning.  And did I say they had a touch of butter and artificial sweetener?  He would have screamed in frustration on a bad day and smiled sadly at my ignorance on a good day.  That’s okay.  I have a hard time believing that I evolved to not eat grain products.  And how about salt?  If I am going to eat pop corn, another grain food, it needs a healthy dose of salt.

Don’t get me totally wrong, I also enjoy fruits and vegetables.  My wife goes nuts because I stop to shop so often and cannot believe the number of apples I can put away in a day. 

And then there is the meat.  I love lean meat and, another sin against another data group, I like it well done.  When we go to a restaurant and I order steak I ask for it well done.  I want it cooked until the chef threatens to quit.  My wife tells them to make it jerky.

If you want to go organic, paleo or vegan, I salute you and I salute a country that is still free enough to allow you choice.  Just don’t demand that I put it on my plate.  Why do I reject their mantras?  That is for another post and for those of you who are Bible averse you might want to skip the next one.

To be continued...

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