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.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Opus 2012-36, New Terms: Orthodox

I was accused last week of being Mr. Orthodoxy.  It was intended as a not-so-subtle dig into how I had questioned the quoting of scripture out of context to proof text a point that was, to me, questionable.  There are times when the insults of others should be considered compliments.  This was one.

Orthodox is not really a new term but it is one that is shunned because it is so old school.  The current crop of feel-good, pop-psychology Christians think that the opposite of orthodox is contemporary, with it, cool.  In reality, the opposite of orthodox is heresy.

Orthodoxy teaches that Jesus is God.  The emergent church (post-modernists, new-agers) teach that Jesus was a godly man.  Orthodoxy teaches that Jesus, as the Perfect Lamb, died on a cross so our sins can be forgiven.  Contemporary thought says He was a great teacher and good example.  Orthodoxy teaches that those who die in their sins will go to Hell.  Modern thinking is that a loving God would not do something like that.

Yes, I am orthodox.  I can handle that label.  Do you have any more I insults I need to consider?

homo unius libri


  1. I am orthodox and proud of it.

    ortho (Greek) — combining prefix meaning correct or right:

    dox (Greek) – belief; that which is thought to be true; doctrine

    Orthodox means that which is correct or right belief or doctrine.

  2.! (If you remember, the term "Christian" was originally meant as derogitory, also.) You should, indeed, revel in such "insults!"

    1. I am sure that you meant that in the best possible way. You could have included, "Not that there is anything wrong with that."

      Grace and peace.


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.