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.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Opus 2014-185: A New Super Hero

As I was looking at cross references in a study I came across the following verse.
(Isaiah 5:22 NAS77)  Woe to those who are heroes in drinking wine, And valiant men in mixing strong drink;
I will never be a hero in drinking wine.  I can’t stand the taste and have issues with drunkenness.  It isn’t in my resume.

But maybe you are competing for heroship.  There are not enough damsels in distress to go around.  You don’t want the discipline of being a marine.  The dragons are dead or hiding.  I guess you can always try to be a hero of the vine.  You can be valiant in mixing your drinks.

Sounds like being a bar-tender to me.  I still like the terms “hero of drinking wine” and “valiant man of mixing strong drinks.”  Maybe they could start a comic book series.

Either way the warning is “Woe!”

homo unius libri


  1. I guess we all see scripture differently. I would have taken that to be more about the bragging and lying that goes along with the drinking than the drinking itself.

    1. I guess that is why some people prefer Superman and others like the Hulk.

      It could be that the reason drunkenness is condemned as a sin is that it brings out that kind of behavior.

      Grace and peace.


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