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.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Opus 2017-138: Confusion Is Normal

Have you read the latest on quantum physics?  No?  Neither have I.  I am not even sure that I know what quantum physics is.  I am not sure that the scientists and mathematicians who are researching and debating it know what it is.  That does not keep them from knowing it exists and seeking to understand it.

What I do understand if displacement.  What is displacement?  It means that I don’t fill the bathtub up to the rim before I get in.  Do you understand Newton’s Third Law of Thermodynamics?  You do but you may not know that you know.  It means that the harder you swing the bat the further the baseball goes, assuming you make solid contact.

You do not need to know all the jargon and nuances of physics to know enough to live in safety and productivity. 

Theology is the same way.  There is jargon and nuance that escapes most of us.  Scholars debate with big Greek and Latin phrases.  They can’t seem to come to any agreement.  I still can say without any hesitation that adultery is wrong.  False witness is wrong.  Forgiveness and patience are right.  Jesus conquered death.  We can know enough to live in safety and productivity, for eternity.

So don’t hide behind the excuse that the theologians can’t agree.  Don’t ignore simple truth because you don’t want to get into a long discussion of things that might interest but won’t change the way you behave today.

Physics and theology are both based on truth even if you don’t understand it all.

homo unius libri

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