The Royal Priesthood by W. Carl Ketcherside
"A plea for the restoration of the priesthood of all believers in the churches of God."
What Kind of Obedience To What Kind Of
book excerpt by Maurice Fuller
Heb.13:17 has "been used to require the obedience of church members to pastoral leadership, often for no better reason than he is the Pastor and therefore he should be obeyed. Unfortunately, our English translators were raised in and taught under a heavy clergy-driven church model and felt they had to reflect this in their translation. A closer and perhaps a little less biased look at the Greek text yields quite a different result..."
Pastors For Hire
by Roger Upton
The first published 'book' on this site, back in 1997:
This is the only printed book on this subject that we recommend. It is useful for all groups:
The following pages are related to the subject of spiritual authority:
Spiritual authority is often used to either dictate, guide, or direct meetings and the tone of a fellowship. Go to Blazing Trails and beyond, for materials that address these issues during the mass exodus out of the Institutional Church.
Other subjects covered in this 'Basics' section: