Authority in Discipleship – Ferguson, Hirsch, & Tyson

Ferguson, Hirsch, and Tyson discuss why discipleship is challenging in a culture that disregards submission to authority. People often question and ask, “Who are you to tell me?” and “What’s that book to tell?”

“Our culture has one popular story which is liberation from oppression. I find a lot of young believers love the idea of Jesus as the ultimate liberator from oppression which becomes an infinite loop because the second you feel oppressed by anything – accountability in the church, requirements of Jesus – you push it off as oppression. We need “relational authority” and it takes time and trust. This is key for mission.