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.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Opus 2020-248: The Big Questions

I was watching a podcast in which William Lane Craig was being interviewed.  He is a philosopher and apologist who thrives on debates in an academic setting.  In his reminiscing he said something about coming to the point in life where he began to ask the big questions like, “What is the meaning of life?”  The answer is going to be different for each of us based on where our values are.

For the Christian it involves loving and enjoying God.  The Westminster Shorter Catachism starts off on this point with a question and answer.

    Q:  What is the chief end of man?
    A:  Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.

For the capitalist it might be to die with the most toys.  A variation of this might be the politician who is only happy with more power.  It is easy to measure how much money you have but hard to compare it to your goal.  

A Marxist?  I would have to guess it would involve making a real contribution of the destruction of liberty and individuality in the world.  For a Marxist the State is his god and the person is just a calorie of energy to run the machine of State.  Man has no other value.

For the spear-carriers, the masses, it would be getting to the end of the day without any conflict.  I have a hard time believing that everyone doesn’t ask the question at some point but I think some people are just better at ignoring it.  

Eventually we will all look back over our lives and evaluate how we spent the time we had.

homo unius libri

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