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.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Opus 2015-23: We Need a Tsunami

William Wilberforce has come up in my life several time this week.  He is one of the great men of history.

If you are not familiar with the name it is because you went to a modern public school.  He used to be a regular part of the curriculum until the Progressives (aka, liberals, Democrats, socialists, Communists, Rinos) in education got fixated on removing the roots of western culture from our teaching.  Wilberforce, more than any other man, was responsible for ending slavery in the world.  He was contemporary with the founding of our country.  He was a member of the British parliament and battled to end slavery for 30 years before the slave trade was banned in the British Empire.  Shortly after he died slavery itself was made illegal.

Where are the Wilberforce’s today?  Where are the men and women who are motivated to bring righteousness to the streets, businesses, legislatures and living rooms of our nation?  Are they out there in the wings, working quietly and making a difference?  Have they been stifled and stigmatized out of existence?  Where are the people who can have a glorious cause, invest their lives in it and not sell out?

They are not coming from Hollywood.  They are not coming from the DNC or RNC.  I don’t see them in academia.  If they are in the church they have been muzzled.

What motivated Wilberforce?  He was a member of the gentry.  He was part of the privileged class that lived like spoiled, pampered children in a decedent age.  He was known at one point for the parties he through.  What focused his life?  Jesus.  Yes, he had a “come to Jesus moment.”  It transformed the playboy into a history changer.  It set him free from sin and as a result set millions free from slavery.  He was mocked and belittled for his faith and his mission.  He reached down into something deeper than himself and kept his eye on the prize.

He transformed the world as we know it.

We need a wave of righteous leaders, a tsunami of righteousness if you will. 

homo unius libri


  1. Um I'm the William Wiburfoot of this generation Bill.

    1. I must say you are creative William. It is rare that I can Google something and get absolutely nothing on the internet. "William Wilburfoot" came up with no matches. You have a first. Congratulations.

      Grace and peace.


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