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, March 24, 2018

Opus 2018-076: Anticipation

As I was celebrating the Lord’s Supper and thoughts were on the meaning of the body as bread.  I often go to Philippians 2 at this point.

How did the perception of Jesus change when He limited Himself to a human body?  Did it seem dull to Him or did He simply find a new level of beauty?  There are parallels in our human experience.

Compare a fine color photograph to the genius of an Ansel Adams.  He is famous for his black and white photographs.  When it comes to color, they are lacking, but they are considered classic works of art. 

I have noticed that a master musician can take a mediocre instrument and make it sound like it is worth a million.  The genius is in the skill of the being not the wood of the violin.  And consider how a mediocre magician and the best might use the same materials and get totally different results.  I won’t even ask you if you would prefer my wife’s creations to mine even though they are made in the same kitchen.

Think of reports of the sense of hearing improving when sight is lost. 

When I think of what it was like for Jesus to take the form of man I also think about what it will be like for us after the resurrection when we put on the uncorrupted and begin to see things the way God intended.  I can’t even imagine what full color vision is like.  I have never seen the world through two good eyes.  I could go on but you have your own limitations to deal with.


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