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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Opus 2024-107: Popcorn Catalyst

I’m thinking about how Jesus said he is the way the truth and the life and I’m focusing on truth. This is coming to mind because of the changes in the nutritional labels of my popcorn.  Since I do not have a discerning palate and my financial situation lets me ignore the price of the pop corn I buy, I look at the nutrition lables.  The problem is that I assume they will stay the same.  They don’t.  You would think that popcorn nutrition would be stable but I have had two brands quietly slip in changes.  When your daily goal is 30 grams and a portion of popcorn goes from 7 to 2.5, it makes a difference.  This makes me think of how the foundation of what we eat keeps changing, which takes me to bigger issues.

Truth starts at a foundational.  It then influences our expressions.  Eventually it finishes with our execution, how we do things.

There may be some variation in how we execute truth.  We may express truth in different ways at different times to different people in order to communicate.  The underlying truth never changes. Those are values and priorities of God, and His truth does not change.

Truth exists, whether we acknowledge it or not.  Denying truth does not drive it away, it just makes it impossible for us to deal with reality.  Our culture is denying truth, and will suffer the consequences.  The same is happening in the church.

I want to be an agent of truth not a tool of deception.

homo unius libri

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