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.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Opus 2013-134: Busy, Busy

I am coming into a very busy time.  Every area of my life is loading up.  I should be grateful that I am not going to get bored.

At school we are approaching the end of the year.  That means a lot of pointless paperwork to remind parents that the previous three progress reports that said “F” mean “F.”  We do this because the administrators don’t have the courage to tell parents, “Deal with it.”  In addition I have semester long projects coming due with all the requisite grading. 

At church the pastor is going on an eight week sabbatical.  I have the opportunity to fill in for him so I am going to be studying, writing and preaching.  I look forward to it but to do it right will take a lot of time, prayer and discipline.  I have enough old stuff I could pull out, rework and use but I want more than that. 

In Sunday School I am beginning a series on II Corinthians with the young people I am teaching.  They are always full of questions and I need to keep ahead of them.  It will be a continual challenge. 

In the blog world I am posting on two blogs.  One involves a personal commitment to post each day.  It is my devotional blog, Perpetual Proverbs.  It is part of my discipline to search for something on a daily basis that God is trying to tell me and present it to others.  That I will keep up.  It is important to my spiritual walk and I hope it is helpful to others.

Medley of Worship will continue as I have time.  I may find that I am posting items from I John, where I am preaching and II Corinthians where I am teaching but I will not abandon politics, education and general observations.  If push comes to shove, there will be days I miss.  Of course it might go the other way and I will have so much that transfers you will get tired of what I have to say.

That of course, as I have read others say, applies to both of you that are reading.

Blessings on you as we approach the summer.

homo unius libri


  1. I'm not trying to be a smart-alec when I say that you will learn more from your preaching than your congregation. I know it was that way when I taught Sunday School. The one doing the preparation always digs the deepest.

  2. Spot on. I often tell people I wish they could preach once in awhile because it helps you to focus in ways that nothing else will do.

    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.