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.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Opus 2012-298: If Jesus Is the Answer, What Is the Question?

Have you ever heard someone make that comment?  I have.  It is supposed to be a show stopper.  I accepted it as humor and a bit creative.  Like most humor it relies on surprise rather than thoughtful analysis.    Eventually I did some thinking about it.  My thinking was spurred by podcasts by William Lane Craig from his ministry called Reasonable Faith.  He is a scholar and philosopher.  One time he was talking about the Big Questions of Life. 

The big questions are not things like “Could God make something too big for Him to move?”  They are not wondering “Which came first, the chicken or the egg.”  How about “What is two times infinity?”  Those are brain teasers.   They are entertainment.  They are not the Big Questions.

What are the Big Questions?
Why am I here?
What is the meaning of life?
What happens after I die?
What difference does it make if I am honest?
What measures right and wrong?
Why not cheat on my spouse?
Why is there pain and suffering?
I am sure that you have questions that make you stop and wonder which way to go in life.  They are the questions that provide answers and give direction or go unanswered and lead us to desperation, depression and suicide. 

To those questions Jesus gives answers.  They may not be simple answers.  They may not be answers that we want to hear.  They may not fit into our cultural norms.  We may deny them.  There may even be some that we cannot understand.  None of that means that the answers are not available.

So if you have Big Questions, Jesus can supply the big answers.

homo unius libri


  1. The next time someone makes that comment, just tell them the question is "How do we avoid going to Hell?"

  2. I would say that qualifies as a Big Question.

    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.