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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Opus 2023-322: Death Knell

Blogger is dying a slow death.  Many, like myself, are being stubborn.  It is still almost out of the picture.  I think about every blog I ever followed has stopped posting all together or moved to a different platform.

Part of that is simply because the thrill seekers among us always want the newest shiny.

Part of it is because of the actions of the Blogger people.  They continue to mess with what works and substitute “better” ways of doing things.  In the mind of a cubical bound geek that may be true.  To them the more clicks the more glorious.  There are things I used to do with one click that now take three.  There are hoops I jump through simply because I am too lazy to leave and go somewhere else with my wisdom.  Or it could just be that I am stubborn.

This makes me think of the demise of the Sunday evening service in churches across the country.  It used to be standard practice to go back to another time of worship at night.  Now you really have to look to find it.  The one church I know that has an evening service is following the pattern that destroyed interest in returning:  Boredom and special events.  

When I first saw this I noticed that pastors were putting no effort into their sermons in the evening.  They would recycle old sermons or steal them from other sources.  They would do a “Bible study” instead of a sermon.  They would have missionary slides or special speakers.  Eventually people drifted away.  After all, if it wasn’t important to the pastor, why should they bother coming back?

I remember the days when we could hardly wait to get back to the youth meetings and came expecting to experience great singing and a strong sermon.  It was like being able to go back for seconds at your favorite restaurant.  Now I have little interest in trying to resurrect the beast.

Be it software or Biblical teaching, there is nothing you can’t kill if you really set your mind to it.

Meanwhile when the blogging gets tough, the stubborn keep blogging.

homo unius libri

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