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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.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Opus 2022-176: Call Me Cynic

I am constantly reminded that my attitude of questioning everything is the right place to be.  Call it skepticism, cynicism, realism, or whatever ism you want, we need to make sure that our brains are always turned on and we are constantly on the lookout for deception.

This tangent is generated by a podcast I am listing to on the Alice Childers You Tube channel.  She is talking to J. R. Miller and they are discussing a recent book by William Lane Craig, In Quest of the Historical Adam.  I have heard Craig referring to his research on this for years and I guess the book is finally out.

I have listened to Craig for a long time, not religiously but enough to have a feel for him.  I used to listen to his podcasts when I walked.  I have found him informative and orthodox.  I have never heard him say anything that I thought was heretical or pushing the envelope.  

I have not listened to Childers long enough to have a firm knowledge of where she is on different issues.  J. R. Miller is totally unknown to me.  So when they tell me that Craig does not accept the doctrine of Original Sin I begin to wonder.  They also say that in his new book he seems to accept the “consensus” of science about evolution.  If they are right I am grateful for the heads up.  At the same time I need to keep my baloney meter on and keep listening.  I know enough about both topics to have a feel for the truth Biblically and scientifically.

I will continue to listen to the podcast and keep my mind in gear.  I hope you are finding a lot to stimulate your thinking and encourage your faith.

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.