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, November 23, 2017

Opus 2017-393: A Thanksgiving Warning: Call Before You Dig

You have seen the signs.  They warn you about power cables and possibly buried plumbing.  If you start digging without knowing where the danger is you can find anything from death to calling a plumber.

Apply that to your family and friends as you gather for fellowship this year.  Today is Thanksgiving and Christmas is coming.  They say there are two topics that are risky at best:  Religion and politics.  They are also some of the most vital.  You may need to go there but it always pays to know where the 220 cables are before you start the backhoe.  Tread gently.  Know where reverse is.  Start with the knowledge that you may be wrong and you definitely don’t know everything.

Perhaps a review of a Biblical principle is in line.
(1 Peter 3:15 NAS77)  but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
This is about religion but the principle applies to politics or anything else that is touchy.  Start with the right attitude.  Let other people bring things up.  Explain clearly.  Always be courteous and kind.

And keep in mind that you don’t know how well they are wired.  We had a light that would not work.  We thought that it was because it was getting no power.  The electrician found out that it was somehow connected so it was getting power from both wires and touching either could at least give us a nasty shock.

When in doubt, dig somewhere else.

homo unius libri

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