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, June 14, 2013

Opus 2013-186: On the Street: Now or Never, or Forever?

Perhaps you have seen the billboard.  It has a four-pose picture of a celebrity named Beyonce.  She is obviously a sex symbol based on the pictures I was seeing.  I think she is a singer.  I know the name but that is about all.

The theme of the poster was, “Live for now.”  That pretty well sums up our culture.  Government has adopted the short term view.  Buy votes.  Give the people what they want.  Who cares if it destroys the future.  Live for now.

Business has bought in.  If I understand correctly, what we have in the business community are people with a lot of money buying up solid companies that have earned a profit for years and provided jobs for millions of people.  They then proceed to sell off whatever will bring in cash, change policies that will bring in short term profits at the expense of the long view and then when it is on the verge of collapse, sell out, take their money and run.  Live for now.

Education is teaching to the text.  They deny it.  They lie.  There is a new sheriff in town that has national momentum.  It is called Common Core Curriculum.  It is not even in place and already the shift is changing from teaching for the old test to teaching to the new test.  Our computer labs are set up for teachers to take classes in and take practice tests which are offered on line.  They have built it and people are coming.  Will this prepare students for the future and life?  Consider that history and science are going to be tested through the language arts test.  Live for now. 

The churches are pulling in their horns and denying their basic beliefs.  They are editing the Bible to fit the current cultural standards on justice, law, homosexuality, sexuality, marriage, the resurrection and sin.  In the process they are becoming just another tool of the state.  Someday those of us who insist on accepting the Bible as the word of God will face persecution.  The jury is still out on whether is will be softball, as in being barred from employment and higher education, to hard ball with prison camps.  Live for now.

I prefer to live for the future.  It may not be popular but I will continue to teach basic skills of research and historical facts.  I will continue to encourage open discussion and free speech.  I will do the best I can for my children and future generations.  I refuse to live for now.

I will live for eternity.  This world is not all there is.  I have read the book, I know who wins.  I refuse to live for now.

Have you made your choice yet?  Remember that no choice is a choice to live for now.

homo unius libri


  1. Fight the good fight, my friend, it may not be for that much longer.

    1. Sometimes that is comforting, sometimes troubling. Either way we keep on being salt and light, right?

      Grace and peace.


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