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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, January 28, 2014

Opus 2014-25: From the 20th Row

A couple of years ago Alistair Begg was talking about trusting the airline pilots to fly the plane.  He gave a humorous story of how he always tried to fly the plane from the 20th row.

I thought of how experienced flyers tend to be relaxed and newbies panic every time they hear a rattle or squeak.  Spiritual maturity follows that pattern.  Experience helps us live by faith because we have been through trials before.  We have had our times of anxiety and experience should have taught us that life will go on.  This is one of the benefits of having a mixed congregation that shares about their lives.  Sometimes we can learn from the experiences of others.  If you don’t believe that ask yourself why people watch cooking shows.

Life experience should teach us how to cope.  Unfortunately, some people never learn to relax.  Some people never learn to trust God or other people.  When I used to get into worry mode I would sometimes stop and ask myself how many meals I had missed over the years.  It has been close.  I was down to one can of soup once, but God came through.

So learn to know the difference between times of trust and times when concern is called for.

homo unius libri

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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.