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, August 1, 2015

Opus 2015-228: The Trials of Life

In one of his sermons Alistair Begg pointed out that life is going to be a series of trials.  I don’t like that.  I want a smooth ride filled with success and harmony.

The fact that I don’t like it means it has more chance of being true.  Have you thought about that?  We tend to reject things we don’t like.  So many things effect us:  Color, smell, texture, size.  Often we will not try a new food because we don’t like its appearance.  Think back to the Nixon/Kennedy debates.  Those who listened to the debate on radio gave Nixon the clear win.  Those who watched on TV gave it to Kennedy.  Why?  Because Kennedy had better makeup. 

So beware of the smooth life.  If you are a Christian, remember that the life of faith is not a matter of cafeteria choices of our favorite truth but accepting what is true.  I don’t like the idea of Hell.  Tough.  There is something in men that is attracted to pornography.  As the old advertising jingle went, “I don’t want to grow up, I’m a Toys-R-Us kid.”  Why work when I can get a government check? 

Why?  Because the wrong choices can not only ruin this life, but ruin eternity.  Read the Owner’s Manual. 

homo unius libri


  1. The unpleasant parts are where we learn the most, I've heard.

    1. Unfortunately I have had the same experience. Remember the old anti-war song that finished each verse with "when will they ever learn?" The answer is, "Never."

      Grace and peace.


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