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.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Opus 2011-149, Book Reviews: Letters and Papers from Prison

Today I finished Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison.  I will move on like I am leaving an old friend.  It has taken me a long time to get through it, not because it was boring but because I only seem to find time to read on weekends.  In addition to that it is ideally designed for devotional reading because it has many relatively short writings.

This is a book I would fully recommend.  He is writing as he is incarcerated in a Nazi prison.  It gives him a different perspective than those of us who complain about the little pricks of life.  He knew what bondage was about.  In spite of that he comes across as amazingly free and joyful.

I will probably refer back to this book from time to time.  I have taken notes as I read.  I expect to continue thinking about his ideas.  It is a book I would like to read again but at the rate I am going it may not happen in this life.

Get a copy.  Enjoy.  Be inspired by one of the Giants.

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.