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, April 8, 2014

Opus 2014-82: Old and Young: Balancing the Equation

The young people in my life are forcing me to grow and learn new things.  For a vocation I teach middle school.  For an avocation I teach the young people’s class at my church.  I have found it necessary to listen to their music enough to enjoy some of it.  I have been forced to use Facebook enough to wonder why they bother.  I have needed to learn slang terms. 

Most old people think it is their job to teach younger people, and it is.  But this is how the body of Christ is supposed to work across generations.  It should work both ways.  Neither can be discounted.  Old people and young people bring different things values to the equation.  On one side you have knowledge, wisdom and experience.  On the other you have curiosity, energy and risk.  One side is set in its ways.  The other side needs more foundation in its ways.  One needs a little stirring, the other a break pedal.

I hope you have contact with other ages whichever side of the divide you are on.  Add the the adventure.  I tell the kids at school they will know it is time for me to retire when they have to call 911.  Make them carry you out on a gurney.

homo unius libri

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