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, April 9, 2023

Opus 2023-102: Stealing a Term

Twice in the last few days I have come across the use of a scientific term in regard to theology:  Singularity.

In science it refers to that time? place? event? at the beginning of time and space when all of the matter and/or energy in existence was concentrated in a microscopic point.  The scientists of some awesome sounding specialties can tell you amazing details about this point.  It is literally beyond human comprehension except in terms of mathematics in formulas using concepts outside the realm of our reality.  It is a singularity.  It is impossible.  Yet scientists seem to be agreed on it.

The theology comes in because a couple of different sources have referred to the death and resurrection of Jesus as being such an event.  All of history, all of creation, all of eternity was focused down on that event.  It is impossible.  It is beyond our comprehension.  We know why it happened.  We have no clue of the forces involved, even in math equations involving the square root of -1 and infinity.  Yet Christians seem to be agreed on it.  They referred to it with the word “singularity.”

He is risen.

He is risen, indeed.

That sounds a lot better than He was a singularity.

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