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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Opus 2014-151: Staying Home While Away from Home

I did not go to church today.

It wasn’t a hard decision.  I am traveling and I don’t know the churches in the area.  It took me a long time at home to find one old fashioned enough for me to feel like I could belong.  I would imagine that most of the churches in this area are like the ones that I couldn’t visit a second time back home. 

First, there would be a long period of standing while the home grown “worship team” would perform a bunch of songs that no one seemed to know.  About the only time that the congregation would join in is if they made the mistake of singing an old hymn in its original style.  They never seem to notice that people join in singing at that point.

Then there would be the fellowship time where you are supposed to go around and shake hands with everyone to show how much you care and ignore the fact that you had not talked to them all week.

Then you would have a sermon that either never refers to the Bible or is out of some modern translation that says nothing like yours.  The translation was picked because it says what the pastor wants to say.

So I will skip it for this week and probably next week.  Many write about how they don’t go to church very often any more.  I can understand that.  I just wish that more churches made it possible to worship.

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