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.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Opus 2021-002: The Two P’s of the New Year, part 2 of 2

Then there is the other “P”, the one that trumps Progressive*.  It is Providence.  At the core of who I am is a belief that God is still on His throne.  He is the guiding hand of history.  That does not mean that His people will not be persecuted, it means that He will use it to reach the end of history that He has in mind.  We tend to want to be comfortable even if we are living in rebellion to His commands.  We think of Him as the Desi to our Lucy.  He is the doting grandfather to the spoiled brat.  

One of the sad truths of life is that human beings, with a few exceptions, tend to learn best through pain.  You can tell a child to stay away from the stove but until he gets burned he doesn’t embrace your warnings.  The same is true of so many parts of our lives.  Abortion sounds like an easy out and is made to look glamourous by all the people who have a path to power through it.  Somehow the glamor evaporates when the woman has to struggle with the knowledge that she killed her child.  She can suppress it but eventually she will see a sonogram that will make it impossible to deny.  The ways in which we are manipulated come in unexpected ways.  For instance the spell checker on my software does not recognize the word “sonogram”.  

There is ample evidence that the hard road leads to the best results.  Picture the difficult climb to the awesome vista.  Experience the burdens of raising children.  I can speak to that.  I have no idea of the trauma of giving birth.  Keep in mind the slogan “no pain, no gain” which is a translation of an old German proverb.  

So I am not going to stay down.  I believe in the God of Providence.  I believe in the God of the Bible.  I believe in life everlasting.  

I hope you can have a Happy New Year.  

*(Liberals, educators, socialists, communists, crony capitalists, elites, Rinos, Democrats, leftists, Never Trumpers, Antifa, etc.  Another word for swamp dwellers)

homo unius libri


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    1. And we keep remembering the difference between joy and happiness.

      Grace and peace


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