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, June 24, 2023

Opus 2023-174: Changing of the Guard

I am watching Eric Metaxas interview Michael Medved on Socrates in the City.  All the discussion is interesting but what struck me was that Medved looked old.  How can this be?  Then I realized how many of our cultural fixtures are getting up there.

Think of the list of geezers who are on borrowed time.  Start with Thomas Sowell.  Then you have Victor Davis Hanson.  Clarence Tomas and Samuel Alito have been solid fixtures.  We already lost Rush.  I would go on but my memory is not what it used to be.  I guess that puts many of us on the list too.

Do we have another generation coming up to fill these shoes?  The guys that took Rush’s slot have been a big disappointment.  Every once in awhile you hear about people who come out of the big name schools with their minds and morals intact but they are few and far between.

Of course there may be a rich vein of intellectual gold still buried out there.  Keep browsing and looking.  Check out books from the library but don’t feel committed to finishing unless they are worth it.  If you find an author that is consistent then begin to invest by actually buying what they put out.  They will be impressed.

homo unius libri

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