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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Opus 2016-256: Should-a-Beens

We are not just superior animals.  Take a wolf from 3,000 B.C.  Move it in a time machine 5,000 years into the future.  It still hunts the same.  It sleeps the same.  It breeds the same.  It dresses the same, no wait, it still doesn’t dress for winter, just grows more hair.  It lives no differently except that it is easier to hunt confined sheep than running deer. 

You cannot say the same for human beings.  I will admit that the sinful nature is still there and that people are still self centered but aside from that we have made a lot of progress.  Wolves have not developed hospitals or zippers.  They have not organized into political parties.  Okay, some things are not necessarily progress, but you get the idea.

Why is it that people are the only animals that have “evolved”?  Could it be that we are more than animals?  Of course when I look at the students I have at school I sometimes wonder.

homo unius libri


  1. "Our image," the Good Book says, though you have to feel bad for the Lord the way we've turned out.

  2. It is amazing how much of the Imago Dei manages to still shine through the fallen nature.

    Grace and peace.


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