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, December 21, 2020

Opus 2020-316: Monday Pulpit: A Word about Those Strange Christians

I don’t know if you are close to anyone who is a committed Christian.  I don’t mean the ones who pay lip service or have a superficial belief.  I am talking about the ones who really believe what the Bible says.  I consider myself one of them.  That may just be arrogance talking but it is my conviction.  We all have our ups and downs but there is a root of cheerfulness within us.  That gives us a reason to hope.  It drives out the fears that are so crippling.  Our culture is awash in fear, fear of something called Covid-19, fear of Trump, fear of Biden, fear of a socialist takeover, fear of an economic collapse.  You get the idea.  

In the face of that there is something the trumps it all.  It is our hope.  It is summed up well in the first verse of a song called "The Solid Rock."
    My hope is built on nothing less
    Than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.
    I dare not trust the sweetest frame,
    But wholly lean on Jesus’ name.

        On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
        All other ground is sinking sand.
        All other ground is sinking sand.

Picture being in a swamp and knowing that there is quicksand on every side.  You have heard the plops and swishes that mean you are surrounded by critters.  You know there is a safe way through because others have gone before you.  When that “other” is Jesus, you have hope.

It is a beautiful day in spite of all the fear mongers around us.

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.