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, February 6, 2011

Opus 2011-48, God Is Dead (again)

There is an open attack on Christianity and Christians in our culture.  Recently I was at the library and there was an announcement they would be closed December 23-25 for the “holidays.”  I asked the librarian what holidays those would be.  The only thing she could come up with was Christmas.  It was obvious, yet the word is anathema. 

Take heart if you are a believer.  This is nothing new.  We sometimes think that the battles we fight are new but the pagans have been trying to drive God out of the public square all through history.  I saw this again recently.  I was reading in The Journals of John Wesley and on July 6, 1781 he wrote,
“It is true, the doctrine of a particular absolutely out of fashion in England.” 
Then he added,
“ the majority, even of Britons, to this day, retain some sort of respect for the Bible.”
The intellectuals were trying to drive out the idea of God, or Providence in 18th century vocabulary.  In spite of this there was a general positive feeling toward the Bible.  Does that sound familiar?  Recently I posted that even atheist Richard Dawkins had some good words to say about the KJV. 

Relax and trust.  God has been down this road before even if it is our first time.

homo unius libri

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