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.