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.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Opus 2013-193: Better with Time?, part 4 of 4, Jesus

Jesus led me in the other direction.  The more I learned the more sense it made.  Contradictions became complementary details.   It appealed to my knowledge of history, my sense of logic and my ability to reason.  The more I knew, the better it held together.

I read books like Josh McDowell’s Evidence that Demands a Verdict and saw solid evidence that made the claims of orthodox Christianity consistent with what I knew about the world.  I read Fingerprint of God by Hugh Ross who is trained as a physicist and astronomer. 

I have greatly enjoyed Conflict of Visions by Thomas Sowell.  He presents the two sides of the philosophical debate from a totally secular perspective.  He gives his sources.  His two camps of philosophy are the Constrained and the Unconstrained.  These match up with the Bibles two camps of the world that denies sin and the Bible which deals with sin.

Of course I have read and studied the Bible.  I went to seminary but most of what I have learned has come from my own study and thought.  I believe that a person of good will who is able to think and has an open mind will come down on the side of the Bible.  Obviously others would disagree with me but the more I see, the more I believe.

The journey continues.  My eclectic knowledge grows.  My experiences multiply.  As a result of this journey I have grown on the topics of evolution and Jesus, but in opposite directions.  The more science discovers the weaker the case for evolution becomes.  The case for Jesus gets better with age.

Forward without fear.

homo unius libri


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.