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, December 25, 2013

Opus 2013-392: Monday Pulpit: Fate or Lord?

Sunday the pastor was talking about a Christmas presentation he had attended that was based on a choir singing Christmas music.  It was a secular group so they were pleased at the number of genuine carols that were sung.  They were surprised at the attention to detail.   He mentioned one song that Frank Sinatra made famous, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” which has the words, “If the fates allow.”  He said that the original was, “If the Lord allows,” and those were the words they sang in the program.  

I was totally unaware of this political correctness in a song I have listened to and sung for years.  It would seem that the war against Christmas has roots that go a long way back.  If you remember your Greek mythology, the fates were three old crones that determined the course of history.  You messed with them at your peril.  That is paganism.  Christianity relies on Almighty God for its confidence in the future.  We believe in blessings, not luck.

So have a blessed, Merry Christmas, even if the fates don’t want to allow it.

homo unius libri

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