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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Opus 2011-75, On the Street: Dumbing Down the Church

The other day I watched a bus make a turn and on the side was printed the word, “Justification.”  It was an ad for a movie and I am reasonably sure it was not a movie about theology.  “Justification” is a big word.  What if people did not understand what it meant?

Have you ever been around someone who says that we have to make the vocabulary of the Bible simpler so people can understand it.  We don’t want to use words like justification, sanctification, atonement, propitiation or depravity.  People don’t understand those words, or so we are told.  Evidently the producers of the movie did not get that memo. 

We should not be afraid to use words that have meaning.  People can learn.  They can grow.  It is our job to give them truth.

homo unius libri

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