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, April 8, 2022

Opus 2022-119: Hard Lines

I caught Jordan Peterson in a question and answer time at Caius College in England.  The more I listen to Peterson the more aware I am that not only is he a genius but he is a genius with some holes in his background.  That does not mean we ignore him, just listen with discernment.  In the follow up at Caius College he was responding to a question and relating it to some of the suffering his daughter went through.  He was commenting on how hard it is to be a parent when your child is suffering.  It is often a hard balance between coddling and forcing to grow up.

He said something that I thought was good.  I am paraphrasing but I think I got the points:

Keep in mind the distinction between “you must in spite of this” and “you can’t because of this”

As I said, it is often a hard distinction.  It is also a good point for us to think on.

homo unius libri

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