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 4, 2019

Opus 2019-115: A Good Question

Why do we celebrate the 4th of July?  I know that seems a stupid question but have you been listening to the people elected to congress in the last session?  July 4, 1776 is the date inscribed on the Declaration of Independence.  Because of that we call this Independence Day and even though the Progressive elites are doing all they can to limit our liberty, we still have a lot to celebrate.  I urge you to stop and read the Declaration.

It starts,

    When in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent Respect to the Opinions of Mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the Separation.

and goes on from there.  I will post the document in a separate post.  I urge you to read the entire thing today.  You might even try a little exercise I had my middle school students do:  Paraphrase the paragraph without using any of the key words.  For instance, “When in the Course of human Events” could become, “all through history”.

We still have much to celebrate and be thankful for.

homo unius libri

1 comment:

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.