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Authority: The Source of Authority (I)

Authority is often thought of in negative terms. One would ask why. The answer is two-fold. Authority is often despised because of the frequent abuse of authority. Sadly, it happens often, that one In authority over others abuses his power. We will speak about that in a future installment. A second reason authority is often […]

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Authority: Style and Limits of Authority (III)

Two issues back we considered the source of authority. God is the source. He reveals to us His will through the Word, the Scriptures. Last time we addressed the topic of the agents of authority. As we go about our business in life, God comes to us mainly through three agents: our parents, the church, […]

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When, in AD 70, the emperor Titus marched on Jerusalem with four legions of soldiers he decimated the Jewish population and destroyed the thousand-year-old temple built by King Solomon. Some forty years earlier another King had entered the city. He brought no sword or shield, but only a small group of fisherman and whatever ragtag […]

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