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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Opus 2018-023: A Listening Genius

One of the things that impresses me about President Trump is that he actually seems to listen and, with the proper information, he is willing to adjust his thinking.  People have noted that his positions have changed from where they were a few years ago.  He used to be a Democrat.  Now he is a Republican and a better Republican than the majority who bear that name.  From what I can see, he has genuinely changed.  I guess that is a mark of his intelligence and independent thinking.

Consider the ways in which he is keeping his campaign promises.  He has been nominating solid, Constitution supporting justices.  It is what he promised to do.  He is cutting back on regulations and trying to cut back on illegal immigration.  I remember when he was considering the issue of the Second Amendment.  He didn’t just listen to the talking head of the media.  He actually went and talked to people at the NRA.  And he listened.

I like that.  I have gotten tired of people changing because they always seem to change in ways that betray the people who voted for them or appointed them.  The listening is unusual.  I think when he meets with Democrats he listens.  The fact that he doesn’t change is because he also thinks.  That is where the name “fake news” came from.

There are still some areas I think he needs to keep listening but I have hope.

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