Faith & Spirituality

A Clean Break with Titles

A couple of Sundays ago, I heard a sermon on Matthew 23. I don’t know why, but for some reason it always raises questions for me that no one else seems to have — or at any rate, that no one else seems willing to answer. In this passage, Jesus is taking the Pharisees to task for hypocrisy. In verses 8-12, he addresses His disciples: “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one  ...

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