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, March 12, 2014

Opus 2014-60: Old and Young: Understanding

In Sunday School we were looking at a verse that was translated “yoked” in the KJV and “bound together” in the NASB.  I asked how many would have problems with the term “yoked.”  At first I got looks of wisdom and understanding.  Then one brave soul offered up that he would not understand it if he had not been around the church as long as he had.  In the entire class only one understood the reference.  The rest thought it had something to do with an egg.

I am constantly amazed at the limits to people’s vocabulary.  One of the reasons that older people cannot communicate with the younger generation has to do with vocabulary.  We are dealing with a massive subset of the population that is immersed in rap music and texting.  Both worlds make up words, adapt spelling and change definitions on need.  This is no way to understand the past or communicate in the present.

Don’t assume that others understand.

I learned something too.  It was pointed out that the spelling of the two words was different.  I didn’t believe it until someone found a dictionary.  An ox is hitched to a yoke.  And egg has a yolk.  See, everyone can learn something every day. 

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