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, March 24, 2024

Opus 2024-056: Fathers

God is not an absentee father.

One of the most obvious problems creating our social messes of today is the absence of fathers in the home.  It is one of the major contributors to violence and crime.  It seems to apply across the board, yet we hear no official acknowledgment from the elites.  They don’t want to admit that the policies that started with Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty drove fathers out of the family, discouraged marriage and made people dependent on the government.  

How has that been working for you.

It is time for the church to step in and start teaching.  How do you teach men about fatherhood if they had no contact with a father?  That is a major question.  It is also why the Bible is useful because it refers to God as our Father and gives us something to teach.  

God did not create and leave.  He did not die.  He is not present and ignoring responsibility.  God is involved and provides the only solution for those who serve Him.  He is constantly involved in creation.  He meets with worshipers on a constant basis.  The written word He caused to be developed gives principles, standards and examples of behavior.  The lessons are there for those who want to learn.

Of course that is always the big question.  Are people willing to learn?  Another important question is “Are we willing to teach by word and example.”

You may never be president or famous but you can be a good example for those around you.

homo unius libri

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