The world may seem like it has gone mad, but part of what has happened is that we have forgotten how discipline creates a framework for understanding, and without the ability to understand, chaos abounds. Discipline is fundamentally about order, and order is central to Christianity. We want to be specific – we are not talking about order in a theoretical sense, but actual applied order – an order that reveals the purposes for which God has made the world, where men and women have a place to live and grow and where they understand the roles they are meant to play and the work they have been made to do.
In this episode, we talk about the fundamental nature of discipline. While we start out discussing discipline in the context of education, we very quickly switch to discussing it in a more general sense, and how its absence impacts our ability to understand the world. We also talk about church and family life and how our wrong view of discipline has weakened both of these institutions. We also walk through how discipline and punishment are related and how they are different and review how confusion about these concepts can be dangerous.
Discipline is absolutely necessary. Without it, everything breaks down. But the American church has forgotten much about the importance and practice of discipline. It is something that we all need more of in our lives. Please join us as we discuss these issues.
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