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, October 2, 2018

Opus 2018-238: Ode to Old: Handle with Care

I thought about getting a new Bible.  Actually I don’t need to “get” one because I have plenty on the shelf.  What I mean is retire my old one and move to a newer printing.

I started using this Bible in 1986.  It is bound in top grain cowhide but after 30 plus years it is breaking down.  The flaps at the top and bottom of the spine are gone and cracks are appearing at other places.  The section I used the most is coming loose from the binding and much of the New Testament is turning yellow, not from age but from the oils in my fingers as I turned pages.  Other parts are pristine and new.  Is it time to move on?

Then I realized the Bible had a lot in common with me.  I am old and worn.  I am frayed around the edges and crumbling in more places every day.  Yet I think I am still serviceable and have a few years left me. 

I think it might last as long as I will.  A new one would be like getting a toupe or using Botox.  I don’t think so.

homo unius libri


  1. LOL - Just start reading more in the white parts!

    1. Then I might find out things I don't want to know.

      Grace and peace


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.