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.

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Opus 2023-182: In the Bubble

I get so wrapped up in my world view.  It destroys me.  It is based on the distorted information brought to me by corrupt sources.  There may be items of quality in it.  When I look at America I see all the good things it has done.  I revel in the freedoms we have known.  I rejoice in our prosperity.  The danger comes when I think it is common in history or that we deserve to live in the bubble of plenty.  That does not match up with reality.

What I need to wrap around me is my eternity view.  This allows for enjoying the blessings that God has given.  It provides a hope for the future.  It also assures me that the present is a time when evil is rejecting the things of God and persecution is a real possibility.  It gives me hope.  Think of it as being low on gas and knowing there is a gas station just around the corner or hearing that strange rattle in your engine and knowing you have a road side service plan.

Focusing on my world view is like contemplating an empathy pantry that I have failed to stock instead of the grocery store full of multiple offerings.  So much depends on what we are trusting and how we are obeying.

homo unius libri

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