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.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Opus 17, Christmas Attacks Racism

Sunday we were in church and one of the songs was the traditional carol which starts out, “Some children see Him lily white...” and then proceeds to work through every different color of skin.  The point is that children see Jesus as being the same as themselves.  It is one of the great overlooked truths of Christmas.  If you do any traveling you will see how in each part of the world there are always some who portray the Bible characters as being racially one with the locals. 

Would it bother you to walk into a store and see a mural of the Holy Family as being African or Japanese?  Why?  If you think it is the lack of historical accuracy then do you get upset at the mention of three wise men or of Mary riding a donkey?  If that is the reason why do you not get upset at portrayals of Mary and Joseph as if they were Nordic types?
(Genesis 1:27 KJV)  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Notice that both sexes are mentioned but no racial types.  God is the creator of all and the Father of all who are redeemed, regardless of physical characteristics.


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