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.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Opus 2013-82: Slip of the Tongue

I keep a recorder in my car so I can preserve thoughts that pop into my head.  Some germinate, others wilt.  Recently I was recording an idea and I had a slip of the tongue.  I meant to say that scripture is a “mine” but it came out “mine field.”  It occurred to me that both were true.

The Bible is a place to seek answers.  You won’t find the answers to the crossword puzzle or a math test.  You will find the answers to the big questions of life.

It can also be a mind field because the answers you find can rise up and ruin your day of self-righteous endeavors.  The Bible may remind you that you have a duty to forgive instead of seek justice.  It may spur you to seek justice for others while ignoring it for yourself.

You never know The final direction.  That is because the Holy Spirit is in charge.  He is our teacher.  He holds the hickory stick as well as the candy jar.

Read and enjoy.  Read and learn.  Read and grow.  The mine and the mind field will both produce results. 

homo unius libri

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