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 28, 2015

Opus 2015-198: Pardon Me, Do You Have Change?

It may be time to change my morning routine. 

Change for change’s sake is not wise.
(Proverbs 24:21 KJV)  My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
But that is not the same as being aware that change can be necessary.

We tend to get in ruts and start taking things for granted.  This can happen in a marriage relationship, in how you run a business, in how you eat, in how you teach a class or any other area of life.  When you get in the rut you stop engaging and go on automatic.  This is not necessarily tragic but you begin to miss the benefits of active participation.  Have you ever suddenly become aware that you are smelling roses.  In your case it might be the coffee, but you get the idea.  You realize what it means to wake up.  The fragrance was there, you just weren’t listening.  And yes, I know a mixed metaphor when I smell one.

This is happening in my morning worship.  I am beginning to tune out the sermons of Alistair Begg more often.  I am not focusing on the words of Proverbs as I read.  I tend to get thinking of other things. 

It is time for a change.  I don’t know what form it will take.

homo unius libri


  1. My prayers are getting like that. I'm starting to feel Catholic! lol

    1. There are times when the Catholics fill me with hope: Alito, Scalia, Santorum. There are times when I feel despair, Roberts, Francis.

      Since I have read the book and know who wins I will keep living in hope just like the Christians under Nero.

      Grace and peace.

  2. Nero is an fitting picture of our current government

    1. Except Nero didn't have to worry about the Republic any more.

      Grace and peace


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