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.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Opus 2023-277: Pick Your Handle

Historically names have a significance that we don’t think of today.  I am reading a book about Sam Houston.  At one point when things went bad for him he went back to live with the Cherokee and took his Indian name which meant “The Raven”.  He started drinking so much that the Indians changed it to “The Big Drunk.  Or take the Roman Emperors.  Ceasar Augustus was a handle.  His birth name would have been Octavian but he was so lofty and revered that they called him Augustus.

Most Biblical names have a meaning.  Even God chose a special one.  When Moses asked whom he should say sent him he was told, Yahweh, which means “I am”.  I know what my parents named me but I wonder if God has a special handle He uses when He tells my guardian angel to make sure he is awake.  

What name would I pick for myself?  I guess it might depend on my mood and I might want to change it on a regular basis.  What a world it would be if we could pick what we wanted to be called.

homo unius libri

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