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.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Opus 2015-78: Church Shopping

I will soon be looking for a new church.  For the second time in my adult life a church is being done away with by the hierarchy of the denomination.  As far as I know the bills are all paid and the roof is not leaking but the powers-that-be have decided to give the building to another group that is considered more hip and with it.  I will visit a few times but it won’t be the same.

So I will be church shopping.

What am I looking for?

A church where the Bible is more than a pew decoration.  I am not even concerned about the translation.  I can live with the modern paraphrases as long as the pastor does his homework and points to eternal truth instead of trendy sound bites. 

A church where the “worship team” does not write their own music.  I don’t demand singing from the hymnal.  I realize that young people today have short attention spans and need a power point presentation like they got in school but I don’t need a group of Billboard Wannabees trying to get people to sing the song that “Jesus gave me while I was brushing my teeth.”  There is a lot of good new music but the chances are that they didn’t write it.  There is also a lot of good old stuff.

A church where politically correct is a swear word.  I want to be around people who are not afraid to think even if they disagree with me.  It keeps me sharp and sometimes even helps me to grow.

I guess another requirement is that it be within driving distance.  I know of churches that measure up but they are all in other states. 

The search begins.  Soon.

homo unius libri


Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.