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, November 12, 2018

Opus 2018-270: Act II

Intermission is over.  It is time to get to the next act in the blockbuster play, If You Can Keep It.  I refer of course to the antidote in which Benjamin Franklin was asked what kind of government we would have.  He is reported to have answered, “A republic, if you can keep it.”  It is becoming questionable whether we can keep it.  I am not sure that too many want to try.

The intermission was a two year period where the Republicans controlled congress and the presidency.  During that time you had a Supreme Court with Justice Kennedy providing the mystery and the others voting as expected.  It was a time to get things done.  Donald Trump did his part.  He has done everything he could as an executive.  He has kept his promises.  He has been repeatedly stabbed in the back by the Republican establishment.  Just think what could have been done on health care, immigration, regulation, voter fraud, the right to bear arms, etc if the RINOs had not been such RINOs.  We dreamed and that is about all we got out of them.

Will the new make up in the Senate perform as hoped?  We will see.  There is some hope but keep in mind that Mitt Romney is not exactly Trump’s BFF.  I take some hope in the belief that Romney is basically a decent guy.  If Ted and Donald can kiss and make up for the good of the country, maybe Mitt will join in.  We also hold our breaths to see if Lindsey Graham 2.0 stays the same or has another metamorphosis. 

The curtain is about to rise.  Watch carefully.

homo unius libri


  1. Personally, I look to see Trump accomplish only what can be done with executive orders.

    1. Which is how he got things done in the first two years.

      Grace and peace


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