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, November 6, 2018

Opus 2018-263: Election 2018: Day of Hope

This is a day of hope.  Today Americans have the choice to make their voices heard or to sit back and do nothing.  One of the benefits of our system is that we have a choice and we are not forced to exercise it. 

I am optimistic.  I hope that the numbers at the end of the day are good for the America I envision.  I am aware that there are a lot of people who are so brainwashed and ignorant that they don’t recognize the danger of socialism and the tyranny it produces.  I am aware that they don’t have any idea of economics and so many are employed or supported by government jobs and largess that they think money grows on trees.  They forget that leaves also grow on trees and most leaves are of no value except mulch.

I am still optimistic.  I have Hope because God is on the throne.  I do not assume that America is God’s chosen people.  That position was given to Israel and I have not heard about it being reassigned.  At the same time there are still a lot of people living in obedience and faith.  I know that the country survived FDR, Jimmy, WJC and BHO.  We can outlast the demagogues and self appointed messiahs because overall our system is robust and there are still enough of a righteous remnant that I believe God is not done with us as a country.  People came through the Great Depression.  We can not only survive but thrive in what is coming.

That gives me hope about the future no matter how the numbers come out. 

My hope is not in the American people.  These are the same people who elected Bill Clinton twice and Barak Obama twice.  This is a country that almost elected Al Gore.  This is a country in which the major media outlets have not gone bankrupt and people who know better are still going to Starbuck’s and eating Ben and Jerry’s.

God is patient.  I hope that tomorrow will bring good news about politics.  I know today brings good news about eternity.

homo unius libri


  1. I hope and pray you are right about the politics. In any case, it's good to know that God is aware of what's going on and in control.

  2. So much for my optimism about politics. It seems that the Carnal Nature is still alive and well. In spite of that, I am at peace as you gentlemen are.

    Grace and peace


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