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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Opus 2018-016: Your Philosophy Makes a Difference

Are you a ducker or a remodeler?  How do you interface with your world.

Our contractor was doing something in my shower and kept hitting his head on the shower curtain bar.  I am taller than him and he wondered how I dealt with it.  Simple, I duck.  My wife’s solution was to remove the bar until they were through working there.  That demonstrates two different world views.

Some people are duckers.  They usually adjust to their world.  If they buy a product that has a flaw they will often adapt and work around the flaw.  People like me don’t expect the world to be perfect.  When people would ask me if I was a good teacher I was torn on how to answer.  Yes, I was a good teacher because I could see the people around me and I knew I did a better job than most.  No, I was not because I could always find something that could have been done better.  It didn’t matter how well things went, they can be improved.

Other people remodel their world to fit their needs.  They feel they have paid for it, it should work perfectly.  I pity their mechanic and painter.  They tend to feel that the way they do things is the best way.  If you disagree, you are the arrogant one with a problem.

Two philosophies, one world.  No wonder there is so much conflict.

homo unius libri


  1. I'd duck.......until I could find a longer curtain. ;-)

    1. You're just trying to cover both sides of the fence.

      Grace and peace


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