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, June 7, 2022

Opus 2022-169: Revisions

What if today were the fullness of time and Jesus had just been born of a virgin?  For now I don’t want to look at how He would use technology.  I want to ask myself, “How would He revise the parables to reach modern city dwellers.  Take for instance the parable that goes by different names, the seeds, soils or sower if you prefer.  How would it be reworded today if Jesus had waited to come until now.  Most of us are not familiar with farm life.  I had kids in my classes that had no idea where eggs came from.  I think He would have gotten the same points across using different word pictures.

Instead of seeds and soils producing a return He might have used different investments.  At one end the money would go to buy a bridge.  At the other end in might be time with your family.  

Perhaps we would have the parable of the Tuitions paid, Colleges attended or Major selected.  The payoff would vary from flipping burgers to living in luxury.

Perhaps He could have focused on how your favorite recipe seems to come out different every time.  Quality of ingredients, attention to detail and even clean pans could be the variables with payoff from food poisoning to robust health.

Of course it is just idle speculation.  I have a feeling that God would not ask me for my suggestions.

homo unius libri

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