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, November 26, 2023

Opus 2023-288: Warm Fuzzies and Truth

I continue to listen to Christmas music.  Some of it is so secular I skip it.  Some is basically secular, brings a lot of warm fuzzies and still has some truth mixed in.  Imagine getting any truth out of “Here Comes Santa Claus”.

I was listening for the warm fuzzies but some of the words punched through.  One of the reasons this might be banned by our secular pagans is a line like this,

“He doesn't care if your rich or poor for he loves you just the same.
Santa knows that we're God's children, that makes everything right.”
The last part may be theologically questionable but the idea of equality found in the Christian message is clearly stated.  No Critical Race Theory, no white privilege, no group identity, just the message that we are all equal before God.

Then there is this line,
“Peace on earth will come to all if we just follow the light.”
It might require some explanation of what is meant by “light” but a little investigation would find,
(1Jn 1:5 KJV)  This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
So even a song written by Gene Autry might have a message that could change lives.  All it requires is a bit of listening and thinking.

Keep playing the songs of Christmas and praying that the message will get out.

homo unius libri

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