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, December 3, 2018

Opus 2018-285: On the Street: Self Image

I have always had problems with self image.  I have always felt like the odd man out.  It is amazing looking at pictures of myself from college and seeing that I was pretty trim.  I always thought I was a blimp.  This kind of thinking is why I don’t like to wear shorts in public.  Why would I want to subject anyone to my legs. 

I wish the favor was returned.  I just saw a guy walking around in his front yard with nothing on but a pair of shorts.  It was not the most horrible thing I had ever seen but it was nothing to brag about.  I wonder what kind of self image produces the shirtless wonders, spandex babes and sagging tattoos that populate our culture.  And they flaunt it. 

I guess that is just another reason to not go out.  At least in a book the visions are limited by my imagination but as someone said, what has been seen cannot be unseen.

homo unius libri


  1. I wonder the same thing, but I guess they figure that we can always turn our eyes away, which is exactly what guys like us usually do. That first glance can be a shock to the system, though.

    1. Maybe we could add another freedom to the First Amendment.

      Grace and peace


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