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.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Opus 2020-124: Headlines: The War on Terror Is Still Real

As I scan through the different headlines on the different news sources I keep looking for things that go beyond the current hot topics.  There is very little that is worth spending time on.  Most links involve lengthy videos that might have a few seconds you want in a 30 minute interview.  I found what I consider an interesting article linked from a news aggregate called Rantingly.  It took me to Fox News.

The title of the article was
“NAS Pensacola shooter had prior contact with Al Qaeda, FBI says, after finally accessing gunman's phones”
Most of us have forgotten and moved on.  It is reassuring to know that the Department of Justice has stayed on the job.  Apple evidently refused to help them break into the phone.  They did the same in the San Bernardino shooting.  I understand that they don’t want to help the government break the encryption of private citizens but since these people were dead and obviously criminal something could have been worked out without revealing Apple’s secrets.

Anyway, it is a good wake up call.  We need to be reminded that the great enemy we face is not a virus but an ideology.  This attack was clearly linked to Al Qaeda and was a blatant act of terrorism.  It was years in the planning.  We need to be aware that there will be other plans unfolding.  Remember, they are out to get us. 

homo unius libri


  1. Who knows? Part of the reason for the dempanic may have been to take attention off our muslim "friends."

    1. It is amazing how many ends are met by this one means.

      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.