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Christians and Critical Judgments

Christians and Critical Judgments

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 17 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Authority, Soul Competence and Vocation

Authority, Soul Competence and Vocation

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

You Elitist, You

You Elitist, You

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 15 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Identifying Authorities

Identifying Authorities

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 14 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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,… Continue Reading

Who Made You the Authority?

Who Made You the Authority?

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 13 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Authority and Authoritarianism

Authority and Authoritarianism

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 12 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Authority – Its Origin

Authority – Its Origin

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 11 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Ten Mangled Words – “Authority”

Ten Mangled Words – “Authority”

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series Ten Mangled Words You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 10 of 19 in the series”Ten Mangled Words”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of 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… Continue Reading

Article 7: On Scripture Regulated Worship

Article 7: On Scripture Regulated Worship

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series A Conservative Christian Declaration You can read more posts from the series by using the Contents in the right sidebar.

This entry is part 8 of 16 in the series”A Conservative Christian Declaration”You can read more posts from the series by using the Table of Contents in the right sidebar.This is a series to further explain the articles of “A Conservative Christian Declaration.” . We affirm that the worship of God is regulated through his Word.… Continue Reading