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.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Opus 2011-316, New Terms: BCE

You may not have noticed, but more and more books are giving dates in a new format.  The old way was B.C. and A.D.  This was the result of centuries of Christian influence on culture.  Everyone knows that B.C. means “before Christ.”  Most people think A.D. means “after death.”  Those people are wrong.  It really stands for the Latin phrase “Anno Domini” which means “year of the Lord.” 

You can see why this would be unpopular in our multi-cultural, anti-Christian society.  So, like they have done with so many other words and meanings the post-moderns change the playing field.  You will now see B.C.E. and C.E.  The first means “before common era” and the second means “common era.”  Gone is any reference to the central date in Western culture.  Gone is the reference to the birth of Christ. 

Gone is another reference to the central force in what used to be a Christian culture.  Eventually the changes will reach critical mass and life as we know it will just become a fond dream.

Or maybe it will really usher in the end times.  Maranatha.

homo unius libri


  1. No matter what they call it, Christ's birth is still the dividing line.

  2. I guess you can call a spade a heart but it doesn't change the suit. All we can do is keep proclaiming the truth.

    Grace and peace.


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