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.

Friday, June 21, 2024

Opus 2024-162: Jesus Was Never Digital

We have the teaching and preaching of Jesus in the Gospels.  It would be presumptuous to think we have it all, or even most, of it.  Have you ever thought about that?  What was left out?  I would guess the lessons that were clearly presented in the OT did not need to be repeated.  Yet much of what he taught was found in the OT.  He made it simpler.  He stripped off the camouflage of the Rabbis.

If someone were to prove to me that a body of teaching on something like the Sermon on the Mount was a compilation of several sermons, it would not bother me a bit.  The Bible does not bill itself as a transcript of a recorded speech.  It tells us that it is inspired by God to give us what we need for salvation and holy living.  It was not written for a modern spell checker but it was written for a modern reader.  

Read it like the historical primary source that it is.

homo unius libri

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