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, December 3, 2011

Opus 2011-345, People of Hope

Advent began last Sunday.  We lit the first Advent candle on the theme of hope.  At this time of year there is a lot of concern, uncertainty and fear.  It is good to remember that we are people of hope.

I received a letter from a college that we support, Patrick Henry College.  In many ways it was a standard fund raising letter.  I know that but I also expect to read something encouraging from a college that is committed to making a Christian difference in this world.  I was not disappointed. 

The letter was signed by Michael Farris who is chancellor of the school.  He related a comment by a colleague in response to his concerns about the way the country was going.
“Look at all the good stuff that is going on around you here at PHC.  Look at what is being done now and what can be done in the future.  I don’t think that God would bless all of this preparation for the future of America, if He was finished with our nation in 12112.  We really have reasons to be encouraged about the long haul.” (Emphasis in original)
The reminder to me is that I am in this for the “long haul.”  God is the God of eternity, not just today.  As a servant, I am to be faithful, do my best and leave the long range planning in His hands.  If I can trust Him for eternity, I can trust Him for tomorrow.

Join me in hope.

homo unius libri

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