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, September 3, 2012

Opus 2012-218, Links: “Time Out”

One blogger who posts infrequently is “According to the Book.”  He is worth waiting for so you might want to follow him if you are not already.  I enjoyed his recent post “What if Jesus had called a ‘Time out?’”   One part got me to thinking and sent me on a tangent to follow up a little on what he said.

He commented on how parents give children a “time out.”  During that time they are supposed to calm down and have a new attitude when they return to civil society.  We used this on my son.  It worked better than any other discipline when he was small.  Then the post goes on to mention how God took a “time out” on the seventh day.  He then goes on to develop his thought. 

My mind put those two ideas together and thought about one of the great benefits of the Sabbath that most Christians celebrate on the Lord’s Day instead of the seventh day.  We worship.  We enter into His presence with singing.  We fellowship with the body.  If we have done it right we are like the little child coming off the chair or out of the corner.  We have a new attitude.  We have adjusted how we see the world.  We are better prepared for a week of service representing our holy God.

I hope you took your “time out” this week end.  I hope you can find one each day.  You might start by reading his post.

homo unius libri

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