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, May 2, 2017

Opus 2017-132: Thermostat Philosophy

I always need to clarify what “turn up” means.  My wife is frequently requesting that I “turn up” the air conditioning.  Of course she also asks me to “turn up” the heat.  The first question is does she want me to turn up the temperature or the power?  It makes a difference.

The second question is, why is she asking me to do it?  Get the picture.  When she calls out for me to change the temperature, I am not standing by the thermostat meditating on world peace.  I am usually across the room deep in philosophical enquiry or playing a computer game. 

So who is lazy?  Is it the one who does not like to get out of his chair and walk across the room to do something about a problem that doesn’t exist in my world?  Is it the person who is too important to walk down the stairs and take care of a personal concern?  It is both?  It is neither?

Is it showing love to get up and make your spouse comfortable?  Then is it showing love to expect someone else to do for you what you could do for yourself?

Philosophical concerns are a burden on my soul.

homo unius libri


  1. The person who wants the change should make it. Period.

    1. Can I quote you on that?

      Grace and peace.


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