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.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Opus 2016-85: Forgiveness, Not Fusion

I was listening to Alistair Begg preach.  I don’t remember the context but I made a note that he said, “Jesus did not come to deal with my loneliness, He came to deal with my sin.”  In that one statement Begg pointed out another big conflict between modern culture and Biblical culture. 

The Bible is not a history book.  It is not a book on self-esteem.  It is not a self-help book.  It is not designed to help us make friends and feel good.  It is a book that is presented to deal with God’s attempt to redeem mankind, one soul at a time.  It is a book to deal with the big issue, sin.  Every problem we face is rooted in sin.  It is a condition we are born into and the actions we take.  There is no solution to that in philosophy or science.  We may some day find the key to fusion power.  We may find a way to educate everyone.  We may find a way to pay the federal deficit.  None of that will make much difference because sin will cause us to misuse the solutions.

We face problems like nuclear proliferation.  The problem is not in the science, it is the values behind the science.  Carry that across into everything we are trying to do.  What is the point of having a doctorate in Chemistry is you don’t know it is wrong to poison people?  Why be the master of economics if you don’t accept that it is wrong to cheat people?

I’m sorry.  It may sound trite.  It may sound simple minded.  It may set your teeth on edge but what the world needs is not “love, sweet love” but Jesus.

homo unius libri


  1. What passes for love these days is mostly just mamby-pamby foolishness anyway.

    1. The real tragedy is that the church, which should know better, has accepted the world's definition.

      Grace and peace


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.