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.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Opus 2017-210: Thinking Is Out of Style

In one of his sermons, Alistair Begg was making the point that evangelicals don’t think.  No problem.  I have seen a lot of evidence for that.  My only caveat would be that all who call themselves evangelicals are not.

My real problem is that I think the criticism needs to extend a little further.  He should have pointed out that Americans don’t think, at least the modern public school product doesn’t.  Thinking is work.  Thinking has consequences.  If someone tells you something really silly and you tell them it is silly, they may reject you and get hostile, and we would not want that, would we.

We as believers have allowed ourselves to become like our culture in this.  As followers of Jesus we are called to read, meditate, think, listen and apply what we find.  Remember that knowledge, wisdom and discernment are all gifts of the Spirit.  They have been rejected by modern Christians and Americans.  It is much easier to let the talking heads and published gurus do our thinking for us.

That needs to change.

homo unius libri


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.