For the past two years we’ve all heard the mantra, “Listen to the Experts!” It’s well past the time to ask if this is appropriate, and to discuss the right and wrong ways for Christians to follow and think about experts. Should expertise be used as a baseball bat to keep people in line? Are experts lofty beings who cannot be questioned and whose word is law? Is expertise even real? In this episode we discuss the nature of expertise itself, and how God created it for a purpose. We talk about how we should think about experts, how we can use them without giving them more authority than they should have, and how we can answer those who try to use experts to control us. Perhaps most importantly, we talk about how expertise works and exists within the church and what it looks like when things get out of balance.
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The Conquering Truth, Episode 43
Listen to the audio version here: http://theconqueringtruth.com/2021/11/putting-experts-in-their-proper-place-ep-45-audio/
00:00:00 Requirement to Think
00:06:38 Wisdom of the World?
00:11:34 When to Follow Experts
00:20:40 Are Experts Biblical?
00:36:58 Questioning Experts
00:58:56 Government Experts
Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson