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.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Opus 2011-152, Monday Pulpit: Where is Jerusalem

I am going to start a new category.  I find that at times I am really hit hard by something shared from the pulpit, lectern, I-pod, or pew.  If it sticks with me it might be worth passing on.  I am going to call this category “Monday Pulpit.”  Sometimes this will be as accurate a paraphrase as I can produce.  I might even have written something down.  Other times it will be the tangent that the Holy Spirit took me on with the catalyst of another’s thinking.  Maybe the Spirit will say something to you.  I believe it will be of use to me to rethink and imprint these ideas on my mind and heart.

Sunday the pastor was sharing this verse as an aside,
(Acts 1:8 NAS77)  but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
He read the verse and substituted local geography to get across the point that this applied to us today.  Nothing new here.  How this hit me was not particularly new either, but it was like hitting the “refresh” button on your screen.  I was reminded that this also could be broken down as “in your living room, in all your neighborhood and friends and even into the remotest parts of your workplace.” 

As I said, nothing really new in this but I find that I need to be reminded of the basics.

How are things in your living room?

homo unius libri

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