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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Opus 2012-314, The Long Haul

Recently I was listening to a podcast from the Young Americans Foundation.  The speaker was Star Parker.  She was speaking before the election, not knowing how it would turn out.  She made a statement that I think bears repeating.  She said basically “It took us a long time to get into this situation, it will take us a long time to get out.”

That was on the condition that we won.  We lost.  That means it will take even longer, but the future is not sealed. 

One of the problems that even conservative Americans have is wanting it now.  We think we can solve any problem in a 30 minute sit-com or a 60 minute drama.  At most we need a three day made-for-TV special.  Life doesn’t work that way.

Think of the illustration of a giant ocean vessel.  It can’t stop, start or turn on a dime.  It takes planning, effort and time.  At first you don't see the change but a small change adds up over time.

So keep working on the ship of state.  That involves prayer, thinking, planning, debating, cooperation, and lastly, voting. 

Remember the words of John Paul Jones, “I have not yet begun to fight.”

America is worth saving.

homo unius libri

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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.