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  • Christians and Critical Judgments July 18, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Most Christians are happy to accept the authority of expert opinion. What is instructive to note is which domains of knowledge they are comfortable to refer to ...
  • Authority, Soul Competence and Vocation July 10, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Soul competence and the priesthood of the believer are two sides of one doctrine that Baptists cherish. Indeed, they make up part of the matrix known as ...
  • You Elitist, You July 6, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Since this series has dealt with “mangled” words such as tolerance, freedom, and authority, I was tempted to include elitism among them. Elitism, though, is really a ...
  • Identifying Authorities June 27, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Within the avalanche of information coming at us, how do we identify true authorities in any domain of knowledge? How do we judge the anonymous Youtube channel, ...
  • Who Made You the Authority? June 19, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.The explosion of information on the web has made the idea of authoritative information almost a thing of the past. A CGI-Enhanced Youtube video about the non-existence of ...
  • Authority and Authoritarianism April 26, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 11 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.When authority is usually discussed, about three sentences later, the word authoritarian will make its entrance. In fact, for some, authority is authoritarian – there is no other ...
  • Pastors – Become Literate in Christian Culture April 19, 2017 David de BruynWhen the topic of music and worship comes up, a favorite slap-down argument against thoughtful discrimination of music is that pastors need not study music to be faithful pastors. It is beside the point to say that pastors need not become art critics. If their vocation is that of shepherding the flock, it is manifestly true ...
  • Authority – Its Origin April 11, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 10 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.The English words authority and author come from the same Latin root, auctor – an originator. Strange how far we’ve come from older ideas, where the concept ...
  • Ten Mangled Words – “Authority” April 4, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 9 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.The popular consciousness has knee-jerk reflexes when it comes to authority. Play the word-association game with the average person, show him the flash-card “Authority” and ask him ...
  • Judging Matters of Freedom March 28, 2017 David de BruynThis entry is part 8 of 16 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.Modern Christians are in the habit of labelling all sorts of things as ‘matters of Christian liberty’ or ‘areas of preference’. We do not doubt that these ...