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 5, 2010

Opus 10, Squishy Vocabulary

I am really getting tired of the misuse of the term “social issues.”  It is usually used in reference to abortion and gay marriage.  These are not “social issues,” they are moral issues.  A social issue would be parade permits and dress codes.  They have to do with how people get along and who gets to use the park this weekend.  Abortion and gay marriage are issues of right and wrong.

It gets worse when Christian leaders use the term.  They are avoiding unpleasant confrontations by watering down issues that they know have standards given by God.  How can we expect society to improve if we keep whitewashing sin?

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