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, January 4, 2022

Opus 2022-010: Why?

Did your children go through this phase?  Maybe you can remember being the questioner.  In case you have never been entrapped by it, let me explain.  A child asks a question.  You give them a good, age appropriate, well thought out answer.  They respond, “Why?”  Being somewhat naive and not getting out much, you explain the next step in logic.  They respond, “Why?”  Are you seeing the pattern or do I need to go another round?

I used to get this from 8th graders on occasion.  Once I picked up the game we were playing I simply started answering, “Because” or if I was feeling the flow, “Because I said so.”  I can be very stubborn and always won those bouts.

We recently went through a Why session with my granddaughter.  It stimulated us to try to think up answers that will work even though we know there is not such thing.

We liked, “Ask your father,” and decided we could reduce it to AYF.

The one I liked the most was, “It’s Trump’s fault,” which quickly morphed to “Let’s go ask Brandon.”

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