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 18, 2012

Opus 2012-319, Diverse Is Subverse

There are certain phrases that are guaranteed to set my bell ringing.  One of them is “cultural diversity.”  When I heard Alistair Begg use it recently, I could feel my blood pressure rising and my veins bulging.

He used it in all innocence.  He was talking about the hosts of heaven gathered before the throne.  He spoke of many races and cultures.  His point was that the gospel has been extended to all.
(Galatians 3:28 KJV)  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
The Gospel is universal.  The church is all inclusive.

That is the point.

When it comes down to it, there is only one “culture”  that followers of Jesus belong to.  It is Christian culture.  We may have many nuances of that culture that are influenced by the neighborhoods and families we come from but they are all submerged in the culture of Christ.  We are not diverse.

Politically we have expressed it as “E pluribus unum.”  That phrase is on every coin and bit of paper money that you have.  It expresses who we are as a nation and it is a reflection of the Christian church.  “Out of many, one.”

So don’t fall for this diversity foolishness.  Don’t buy into multi-culturalism.  Don’t embrace the philosophy of division.  If you are a Christian, you are my brother or sister.  We have a common culture that trumps our heredity and environment.  We need to celebrate that.  We need to emphasize the things we have in common not cause division by glorifying the differences.

If you are an American accept the parallel truth.  It is one reason we feel that American has been a Christian nation.  We were created equal.  Let us celebrate the unity we have in the dream of liberty.  Only our foolishness can let them take that away from us.

homo unius libri


  1. If we think that cultural diversity is a good thing, all we have to do is look north to the annimosities between many of the French-Canadians and the rest of Canada. Many of the French have a bur up their backside the size of Texas because of their ancestors being mistreated by the British a couple hundred years ago. Much like blacks here call themselves "African-Americans," due to their ancestors being slaves, and believe that modern white people owe them something. In both cases, maintaining the divide weakens the nation.

  2. We used to have a teacher at our school from Canada. She kept talking about how glorious it would be if the US were bilingual like Canada. I pointed out that such "diversity" was bringing Canada almost to the point of civil war. She didn't care. Diversity loves feelings and hates facts.

    Grace and peace.


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