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.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Opus 2024-160: Fill Your Nitch

I  have been hearing a lot of praise for people who share things so well that you don’t have to think yourself.  There is a place for that.  We can’t read everything.  We can’t study everything in depth.  There is a time to kick back and listen.  Care is still recommended.  You may not have time to major in microbiology but you can recognize a breakdown in reason when you see it.  You may not have children but you know a dirty diaper when you smell one.

When it comes to Bible teaching I think this applies double.  There is a lot of nonsense out there masquerading as profound.  Some of it is harmless.  Some of the distortion has eternal consequences.  Many are deceived when they don’t need to be.  I feel that it is laziness on the part of the Bible reader.  They don’t want to read themselves.  They don’t want to think.  How much energy does it take to get a Bible off the shelf, blow off the dust, turn to the table of contents and read for yourself?

Then it occurred to me that I am that way in regard to computers and some degree to science.  I am not helpless.  I can do basic stuff.  I know that rebooting can cure most problems.  I have learned to put my glasses on before I start punching buttons.  I once learned enough Basic to debug a computer game I got out of a book.  Don’t ask me to do it again because I don’t care enough.  After all, there is a reason why we have children who are geeks.  I do feel a responsibility to not bother my personal computer guru over simple stuff.

It could be that we are all this way in relation to areas that we don’t have any great interest.  Each of us must evaluate what is important enough to invest our time and effort in.  I don’t plan to ever learn to fix my lawnmower.  I would, on the other hand, like to make mouth watering chocolate chip cookies.  I would also like to learn to bake bread but I have a daughter that fills that slot.

Grow enough to be an asset.

homo unius libri

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Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.