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, November 27, 2015

Opus 2015-247: New Term: Blessgiving Day

We have Thanksgiving Day.  Should be also have a Blessgiving Day?

There is a difference.  Thanks focuses on our feelings of gratitude.  It is usually something that is a response to good done to us or for us.  It is a good thing and there isn’t enough of it.

Blessing in the Bible is a word that comes from the Greek for good words.  We get our English word eulogy from it.  That is where someone will say a bunch of good things about the deceased.  When we bless God we do not wish good things on Him, we say good things about Him.  Praise might be a synonym.

So Thanksgiving could be a day when believers are grateful for what God has done.  Blessgiving could be a day where we praise Him for what He is.

It would be hard to get it on next years calendar at this point.

homo unius libri

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