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.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Opus 2015-214: On the Street: Cream, Homogenized, 2% or Non-Fat?

There are a lot of decisions I don’t need to make.

I watched a lady try to figure which carafe to use to lighten her coffee.  She had four to chose from.  I assume they were labeled but it didn’t look like the labels were helping her very much.  Since I have learned to drink my coffee black I don’t need to worry about that moment of indecision. 

I don’t need to decide which dessert to indulge in.  The answer is simple, “No thank you.”  I am not tempted to steal something from my neighbor’s lawn.  I don’t need to decide whether I am going to cheat on my wife.  Many of the decisions that some people must make have been decided by other decisions.  The big one was my commitment to follow Jesus.  An Old Testament passage explains it.
(Joshua 24:15 KJV)  And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
When you serve the Lord you automatically rule out a lot of confusion.  Sure there are areas of gray.  There are vast areas that depend purely on my personal preference.  That is called the spice of life.  The poisons are off limits.

homo unius libri

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