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.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Opus 2022-301: Deep Fog

I was watching the fog outside the window.  Tangents appeared and rabbit trails were followed.  I was thinking about God as creator and started down the visible trail.  Was fog created as a specific part of the program or is it just an “accidental” side effect that was left in the script?  I know our ideas of an all-knowing and all-powerful God make that almost a heresy but who are we do define how God wants to make things work?

I am not a big fan of six 24 hour days of creation.  I can accept it.  God had the ability but to me it presents some issues.  Did God create in an instant to get it done or did He develop the wild flowers one at a time as a creative artist enjoying His work.  Set aside your ideas about sovereignty and look at it from God’s side.  Why would He be in a big hurry.  He has an eternity to step back and look at His work.  We are created in the image of God and one of the things that is common in people is creativity.

There are times when the world’s greatest chef spends hours tasting and measuring because he get joy from the process and others when he might just open a package of Twinkies.  Who are you to tell him what he wants at that moment.

If I am painting the house I would want the ability to say, “Let there be...”  and get it done.  If I am painting a portrait of a loved one I want to experience every stroke of the brush.  I picture our living room.  We had the painters come in and do the basics.  All we did was pick the color.  Later we built in a book shelf.  We had the delivery crew move in the sofas but we keep moving the small stuff around.  It took months of sorting and rearranging to get the bookshelves just the way my wife wanted them.  She will probably keep shifting things.

Why could that not explain how both instant and gradual are possibilities?

Ask yourself if the platypus is a dead end that God created, looked at, said “no” and moved on to the peacock, or is it a combination that He was so happy with that he just enjoys looking at it still?  Some say it demonstrates His sense of humor.

It is strange what can come out of the fog.

homo unius libri

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