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.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Opus 2018-260: Happy Reformation Day

Sunday I attended a Presbyterian church that was very proud of being part of the Reformed tradition.  Sunday was Reformation Sunday and the pastor explained that it came on the Sunday before Reformation Day which is October 31.  I had never noticed that before.

He said the October 31, 1517 was the day that Martin Luther nailed the 95 Thesis to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral and started the theological debate that led to the Protestant Revolution.  In case you can’t do the math that is 501 years ago. 

Today most protestant denominations trace their roots back to Martin Luther and the other reformers such as John Calvin.

So if you don’t want to celebrate Halloween I suggest you celebrate Reformation Sunday.  You could go around nailing lists to people’s front doors.  We might start a whole new tradition.

homo unius libri


  1. Nailing eviction notices on Halloween sounds like a really fun thing to do actually.

    1. I must admit I really know how to have a good time.

      Grace and peace


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