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.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Opus 2013-400: The End Is Always Near

If the world is going to end it had better hurry.

Remember last year and the hoopla over the end of the world?  There were two big end of the world prophecies that year.  One was a “protestant” Christian variety with bill boards everywhere giving a specific date.  Those of us who are Bible reading Christians would have patted them on the head and got on with life but the signs were too far off the ground.

And the pagans got into the act.  They were worrying about the Mayan or Aztec calender.  It was supposed to predict that the end of the world would coincide with our 2012.  The kids at school were really worried about this one.  It is kind of like Cinco de Mayo, a big deal here but nothing where it came from.  I tried to explain it was the end in the same way that we get a new calendar every year.  The only difference is that their calendar went for a few thousand years.

It is now a year later and we are still here.  I could quote Jesus on no one knowing the date.  Be ready and you won’t have to worry about it.

Of course the debacle of Obamacare and the intrusion of the NSA might end the world as we know it but it can’t be any worse than when the Mongol hoards came streaming out of the west.  Life went on, it was just that everyone became slaves in the process.

homo unius libri

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