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.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Opus 2021-142: Lemonade News

I am frustrated trying to find a reliable source of news.

Sources I trusted begin to reveal their feet of clay.  They start accepting the vaccine.  They say they are not sure if the election was stolen.  They have multitudes of ways of backing down from what I consider truth.  They tell me that if surgery is involved then the transgender is acceptable in their confusion.  When I hear that kind of thing I start putting some distance between me and them.  I will still listen; I may have misunderstood.  I will try to see their reasoning and find out why they can’t seem to see the obvious.  I could be wrong on the vaccines.  Maybe the country is in such bad shape that people did vote for Biden.  Maybe.  Probably not.  Eventually I start asking myself if someone so confused on one issue can be trusted on any other.

Certain positions put you on my list of liberals.  If you think abortion is nothing but a woman’s right to choose you forfeit your right to be taken as a moral person.  If you try to water down the Biblical position that any kind of homosexuality is unacceptable, I stop listening.  It isn’t that I can’t live in the same town with you, but that you reject the right of the innocent to life and are willing to destroy the foundation of family in our nation.  I cannot trust your discernment when it comes to right or wrong.

Maybe I am wanting something that doesn’t exist and that is a good thing.  Maybe the call on me as a believer is to keep my mind engaged.  I am to be discerning.  I am to think.  There can be no coasting or free rides.  That applies to the news as much as it does to the preacher I am listening to.  

I am trying to turn my lemons into lemonade but I am running short of sugar.

homo unius libri


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    1. I could deal with that but it seems to be getting sadder.

      Grace and peace


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.