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.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Opus 2017-302: Headlines: At Last We See Trump Bowing to a Head of State

I don’t know if you have looked at any of the pictures of the devastation left by Hurricane Harvey.  Even if you are not into that kind of thing it might be good to spend some time so that you know whom you are praying for and to thank God for the blessings you are experiencing.

As I looked at the lead article in the Washington Times I noticed that President Trump was shaking hands with Governor Abbott of Texas on his visit to Houston.  My first thought was that it is a good thing Joe Biden did not make it to the presidency or we might have had another one of those foot-in-mouth moments where he asked the governor why he did not show respect by standing up.

My second thought was that we at last see President Trump appearing to bow to a head of state.  In fact, the picture makes it look like he is about ready to kneel.  He even took off his hat.  That is as it should be.  Real American leaders do not bow to foreign kings but in our federal system I could accept the President of the United States showing humility in the presence of the Head of State of Texas.

It must be driving the media crazy that, except for a few debatable decisions by the Mayor of Houston (Democrat), things seem to be going well.  The red-necks got out their boats and monster trucks and rode to the rescue.  The greedy businesses of Texas ponied up space and supplies to help the needy.  Churches are organizing relief and clean-up crews.  In the article it says that victims were cheering the President but I noticed that they did find one guy who forgot to move his truck and was mad at Trump.  It said he was a construction worker who lost his job.  The good news is that there will plenty of work for him in the immediate future.  He probably moved here from California.

homo unius libri


  1. You know what they say, "there's one in every crowd."

    1. I guess it keeps us from getting too complacent. If we could only find one backbone in congress.

      Grace and peace.


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