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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Opus 2015-245: What are you?

Have you ever been asked that question?  It has come up exactly like that in my classes many times.  I always act like I don’t know what they mean.  I will respond with something like, “What am I?  What do you mean, ‘What am I?’”  The question is what race am I.  The answer is rather obvious but I always answer, “I belong to the human race.”

Middle school students are never satisfied with that answer, but then there is little they are satisfied with.  I wish society as a whole would be satisfied to hear it.

If you have been outside of your own home recently you have probably seen someone play the race card.  If you pay attention to Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, Eric Holder and Barak Obama you have seen race hustling taken to new levels.  Everything they see and do is filtered through the desire to divide the country and give them more power.

That has to start with us.  So figure out what you are.

I am, in order of importance,
A disciple of Jesus Christ
A member of the human race
A husband and father
An American
A Conservative
I am sure I could add many more categories and divide these into nuances but I think that is good enough for today.  At the same time think about all the classifications that are not on the list.

What are you?

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.