Jesus’ Authority

Friday, 01 Mar 2019

Authority is a dirty word in our current cultural moment, and perhaps even something of a joke. One need only think of that great American icon Eric Cartman1 and his constant injunction of “respect mah authoriteh!” to recognize the depths to which this concept has sunk in the public regard. I had a friend in seminary who was accused of having a “problem with authority” when he insisted on being treated in a manner consistent with the student handbook, rather than according to the whims of a particular professor. The accuser may have ...

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