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, 2019

Opus 2019-106: The Last Word

I was recently led to reread Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken”.  It was a pleasant journey into my educational preparation.  There is a reason it is one of the most popular poems in America, if not the English speaking world.

Then I noticed a site with the title “The Most Misread Poem in America”.  Obviously the author felt like everyone else misunderstood what Frost was saying.  I went to the sight and began to read.  I did not read very long before I realized that this was an essay paid for by the word so I started to skim.  Many down pages later I finally got to where I began to find out how everyone misread about the road.

At that point I stopped reading.  You may choose to go on but I am used to scholars sharing their own opinions as if it was the final word.  I do a bit of Bible study and at times I make the mistake of reading commentary instead of the Bible itself.  One of the things I have come to learn is that most of the great insights in such books are the opinion of the author rather than the actual meaning of the text.

I guess scholars can’t help themselves.  I am just sorry that they have never bothered to consult me about the true meaning and significance of the text.  I could give them some guidance that is truly the last word.

homo unius libri


  1. As they say, "Experts are just former perts."

    1. My favorite is "old drips under pressure".

      Grace and peace


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.