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, December 18, 2015

Opus 2015-469: Second Verses: Sin and Salvation

Okay, this is in the third verse of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”.
How silently, how silently The wondrous Gift is giv’n!
So God imparts to human hearts The blessings of His heav’n.
No ear may hear His coming; But in this world of sin,
Where meek souls will receive Him still,
The dear Christ enters in.
You can’t sing real Christmas carols without being reminded that you are a sinner in need of a savior.  It you are ready, so is He.  Of course if you don’t believe in sin this is just a Santa Claus moment for you:  You put up the pictures but don’t really believe.

Merry Christmas.

homo unius libri


  1. I don't truly believe that we should be celebrating Christmas, but there certainly has been some beautiful music, poetry and literature written because of the Cause.

  2. I guess we could move the family activities to Thanksgiving or New Years and the music would still be around.

    Grace and peace.


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