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, December 20, 2013

Opus 2013-387: Headlines: If It Looks Like a Pogrom and Hacks Like a Pogrom...

I am off today for a visit to a doctor.  Nothing serious.  It gives me time to read the headlines and respond a bit.

On Drudge the big headline involves the Duck Dynasty “controversy.”  I put the word in quotes because it is really not shock over vulgarity but a pogrom over faith.  When a man who is used to speaking clearly is asked a specific question, don’t be shocked when he actually answers straight.  Phil Robertson used correct language to describe body parts and correct theology to evaluate the question of could and should.  For this A&E tries to spank his hands.

I rejoice to see the families response today.  The Drudge Report links to an article in something called “The Hollywood Reporter.” 

I confess, this is the only way they could get me to read anything in this publication.  According to them the family is pulling together and acting like Christians rather than be intimidated by the thugs in the media.  The article included the words I wanted to hear,
“The family has spent much time in prayer since learning of A&E's decision.  We want you to know that first and foremost we are a family rooted in our faith in God and our belief that the Bible is His word.”
Good for them.

I shortly stopped reading after that because most of the article was a repetition of all the vitriolic attacks of the anti-Christian voices of the country.

Pray for this family.  Pray that they would be faithful.  Pray that they would maintain a position that will encourage the rest of us to live our faith instead of cowering in the shadows of paganism.

homo unius libri


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    1. Most of us don't have the burden of an exposure like this. Most who do tend to crumble or compromise. Someone will be the spark that sets off a revival.

      Grace and peace.

  2. It truly is an encouragement to see some folks staying true to faith in Christ, in public, even! I applaud them, and am praying for them.

    1. I think they will need all the prayer we can offer. The pressure will be tremendous.

      Grace and peace


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