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, October 9, 2015

Opus 2015-412: Einstein vs Grandma

Recently Alistair Begg quoted Albert Einstein.  It doesn’t really matter the quote.  I am sure it was very clever and fit into the sermon.  The problem I have is that we quote people like Einstein on issues of life.  If you have a question about physics or relativity, he might provide some real insights.  His personal life was devoid of morality and his positions on the social issues of his day were bad.  He was usually a brilliant scientist.  That does not make him qualified to comment of the big issues.  We have the mistaken idea that celebrity status qualifies us to comment on life changing topics.  It doesn’t work that way.  Your grandmother, who did not graduate from high school, may be more qualified to give wisdom than any scientist or actor that has ever existed.  Let me go one step further.  Your grandmother was definitely more qualified.

If you want to know how to build a rocket ship, Einstein might help.  If you want to know if you should build a rocket ship, he would not have had a clue.

homo unius libri

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