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.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Opus 2022-011: The Year of Fear

We have a lot of concerns facing us.  They are serious.  We have Russia eying Ukraine.  China is rattling its sabers at Taiwan.  Iran is making progress on the bomb.  Our children are being brainwashed by Communists controlling our public schools and universities.  Young people are being injected with chemicals of dubious value and definite danger.  The administrative state is expanding.  How long do you want me to go on.

I find that I am not overly worried.  The potential for disaster is real.  I am not going ostrich, I am going Providential.  

I start every day with the character of God; I praise.  There are many expressions in the Bible about what God is like.  Such words as faithful, merciful, patient, and attributes like power and knowledge.  Of course those are balanced with wrath, jealousy, justice.  Tying it all together is the concept of holiness.  

Holiness is a characteristic we can walk all around, talk about forever, define until the cows come home and we still are far from total understanding.  God’s holiness is so powerful that it would burn out all our circuits if we get too close.  Picture how looking at the sun too long bleaches the rods and cones in your eyes and consider it dim compared to His raging purity.

The first verse in the Bible tells us that God created.  It is an inclusive statement that involves the heavens and the earth.  In the New Testament we are told that Jesus holds everything.  

Realize that He created and maintains

Neutralize the fear of the unknown by the fear of the known.  God wants us to know Him.  He reaches out to us through Jesus.  He informs us through the Bible.


He controls the electrons.
He controls the action of the viruses
He controls the macrophage
This can be a year of glorious fear.  Join me.

homo unius libri

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