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, December 25, 2019

Opus 2019-251: Yes, I Know

Merry Christmas.

Yes, I know that it is an arbitrary date.  The Bible gives no indication of the actual day of the Incarnation.

Yes, I know that the pagans celebrated the winter solstice around this time.

Yes, I know that there was no Christmas tree near the manger. 

Yes, I know that we don’t know the actual location of the stable in Bethlehem.

Yes, I know that there may have been more or less than three wise men.

Yes, I know that there is no indication that Mary rode a donkey.

I know.

It doesn’t matter.
(Gal 4:4 KJV) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
Jesus was born.  Picking December 25 is at most a 1/365 chance of being correct but I also know that the odds of getting into heaven without Jesus are much worse.

If you have a better day then pick it and I will be glad to encourage you.  The Orthodox churches have decided to celebrate in January.  More power to them.  If you like a summer celebration, go for it.

And Merry Christmas or whatever you choose to call it.

homo unius libri


  1. Wishing you a Merry and Blessed Christmas.

    1. Thank you and the same to you along with a blessed New Year.

      Grace and peace

  2. LOL - You have a merry Christmas, Pumice.

    1. I was writing with you in mind, Gorges.

      Grace and peace


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