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, March 25, 2022

Opus 2022-104: Basic Beliefs II: Introduction

It is time to revisit the topic of Basic Beliefs.

My mind was turned this way as I was in a time of thanksgiving.  I was thinking about my heritage and my grandmother.  How would I label her?  Labels have their uses when they are accurate but we have seen so much of the deconstruction philosophy at work that words are hard to pin down.  She was a Southern California based Democrat out of Texas.  That sounds like a shaky heritage.  It shows how things have changed.  There was a time I would have called her an Evangelical but that has been watered down to being almost meaningless.  I would have said she was born again but I have heard used car salesmen use that term about the jalopies they wanted to sell.  You see the problem.  

She was a person of basic Christian beliefs.  I wrote a series about this starting on December 10, 2010 and ending August 21, 2016.  If you are bored enough you can take a look at them.  I have decided that I am not going to do so until after I have written again, if even then.  If I repeat myself it is because there are certain things that need repeating.  If I take a different approach then I can live with that.  Last time I used the Articles of Faith of my denomination as a framework.  That was valid because I agreed, and still agree, with those Articles, but this time I am going to set my own order.  I may eventually check to see if I missed anything but I don’t see that happening soon.

I would hope that most believers would agree with me, at least as we begin.  I will try to focus on the things we believe that bind us together as genuine Christians.

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