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.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Opus 2022-293: The Year of the Lord

One of the old fashioned expressions that you used to hear was “The year of the Lord”, usually preceded by the current date.  It is where we get the A.D. in our dates.  We would consider this AD 2022.  The “AD” comes first because it is the abbreviation for the Latin phrase Anno Domini, which means “year of the Lord.”  BC came after the date.

It is more than out of date; it is now out of favor.  I don’t know if you have noticed but the academic world has changed to using CE, common era, for AD and BCE, before common era, instead of BC.  This is part of the movement to push Christianity to the sidelines.  If you are reading a book that gives dates that way it could be the author expressing his rejection of the primacy of Jesus.  It could also be that his editor requires it and he is bound by contract so he goes along.  Or it could have been changed after he sent it to be printed.  Be aware of the change in the world around you.

For me it is still AD, year of the Lord.  Actually that expression could be every year in the universe.  They all are under the eye of the eternal God.  It is good to remember little things like this.  They help us to think, make us more aware and can renew my mind and soul.

Being aware is important.  It is a side issue, but people who know about keeping themselves safe say that being aware is your greatest protection.  If you are in a parking lot and there is a thug near by he will watch to see it you are alert or just cruising on neutral.  If you are aware, looking around and paying attention he will probably go looking for some easy meat.  The same principle applies in our reading and listening.

homo unius libri

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