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 21, 2024

Opus 2024-084: New

I wonder how old I was before I began to realize that new and improved wasn’t.  We are used to the blurbs on the package, screen or radio.  Because it was new it must be improved.  That was obvious.  Improved meant better, right?  So how come things wore out more quickly or didn’t taste the same.  It was a slow lesson to learn.

And then I begin to wonder how old I was when I realized that traditional wasn’t always the best way.  “We have always done it that way” was a popular excuse for not changing.  Originally it had some validity.  There are good reasons why you whittle away from your body.  There may not be as good a reason for using the knife you saw on TV.  As new technology developed it became more of a challenge to know if the new was better.  It might be.  It might not be.

All decisions and considerations we make need for us to have our discernment and brain plugged in.  While there are some choices that are finally a shot in the dark, a little bit of homework can turn up a lot.  The question is do we have the discipline to search and the strength to decide.

We have elections coming.  You may get a call about the warranty on your car.  You might be thinking about getting married.  Think hard.  You will be living with your decision.

homo unius libri

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