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, April 15, 2017

Opus 2017-116: The Emptied Holiday

Holy week is drawing to a close.  It has gone by without me paying much attention.  That bothers me because this is the most important week in the Christian calendar.  What is the problem with me?

Part of it is I am not currently involved in a local church.  We are in transition and it is hard to get committed for a short period of time.  Also I am getting critical in my old age.  I can find churches that have good preaching but insipid music.  I can find churches that have a little better music but either boring or heretical preaching.  When we move I hope to get serious about being involved.  It will help me in my spiritual focus.

Another part of the neglect is the influence of my work culture.  I remember when “spring break” was Easter vacation.  When I have this discussion with people I keep asking, “Then why do we have a week off in the middle of the year?”  I have yet to get any answer of any substance.  We don’t have school in summer because farmers needed their children to work the fields.  We have no such reason for spring break or winter break.  Schools started giving holy week off because the educators were believers and the community demanded it.  Now we have the tradition but not the reason.  Now it’s meaning is ignored in the name of multiculturalism, tolerance and diversity.  Another name for that is anti-Christian bigotry. 

To my shame I have been influenced by my culture.

Maybe next year will be better.

homo unius libri


  1. lol - And then there's the Sabbath and the heathen roots of "Christmas" and "Easter!"

    1. Maybe we could start a new denomination that does no work on Saturday and has an annual lottery to determine a special day to celebrate the incarnation and the resurrection. Better yet we could do like the early church and worship on both Saturday and Sunday and celebrate every week.

      Since we can't get most people to even read their Bibles I am not sure how much luck we would have.

      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.