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 15, 2019

Opus 2019-199: Ode to Old: Fashion? What Fashion?

We need to be thankful for small blessings.  One that occurred to me recently was the trend in facial hair.  I am truly blessed that beards were not the thing when I was young enough to care.

Even now I cannot grow a beard.  I can do a decent goatee but a full beard would be an object of ridicule on me.  To have a beard you need a nice spread of hair.  Mine is more of a piebald pattern.

Shaving your head could be timely for me but I am too observant.  I have noticed that many of the men who shave their head to disguise their baldness forget that the pattern is still visible.  They still look bald but with shorter hair where it exists.  That doesn’t even consider the nooks and crannies that many of our heads have.

At this point fashion is of even less interest to me.  If you ever think I am looking cool because my pants are sagging and my underwear is showing it will not be a fashion statement but a mark of senility. 

homo unius libri


  1. I had a mustache and goatee at 15 and a regular beard at 18. For a few years, I'd shave it off every spring and grow it back in the winter. I've had it for over 40 years straight now. My wife has never seen me without it and doesn't want me to shave it because she's scared of what might be underneath. I first grew it to look macho, I think, now it's mostly laziness.

    1. Since I am growing a bit lazy myself I am not sure if I am jealous or not.

      Grace and peace.


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