The Question of Authority
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The Question of Authority

Explains issues, candidates, and The Best Choice.
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Created by Dr. Jim Thorne
Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the issues involved in The Question of Authority.
  • Clarify his/her answers to the question of who/what should have authority.
  • Choose the best authority for control of his/her life.
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  • My students will need to be able to use the Internet and have an interest in learning in order to start this course.

A person in business is constantly challenged with the question of authority. This course will provide you some insight into the nature of that challenge and some thoughts on how to evaluate the candidates current in our culture. Although geared to the individual, the application to business decision practices can be seen quite readily. After all, the business man or woman is first of all an individual who responds to demands for authority.

Master the Skill of evaluating answers to your questions.

·       Learn how define carefully the issue involved in your question.

·       Recognize pros and cons for each candidate for authority.

·       Discover the best authority for life.

You can learn how the Bible helps you evaluate answers.

In this course, we explore powerful candidates and their appeal for your obedience.

1. I will help you evaluate questions and answers.

2. You can learn ways to be honest and avoid bias in your thinking.

3. The Best Authority for your life is found in turning from all alternatives to the One.

I will share why I have drawn the conclusion I have about the Best Authority for life.

Who is the target audience?
  • My student is an adult who is not inhibited by online learning. That's the Question - first course The Question of Authority.
  • He is interested in asking questions.
  • He is taking the course out of curiosity about answers.
  • He will purchase the course because of the promised intellectual journey.
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Curriculum For This Course
The Course opens by giving the student an overview of the topics to be covered.
1 Lecture 04:43

Welcome to the course. This is a course about who's in charge of our lives. I introduce the issues involved and the candidates available. By the end of the course you will be able to choose the Best authority.

Preview 04:43
The Primary Candidates
9 Lectures 45:08

The primary candidate for authority in our day is "self". After this lecture, the student will see the difference between responsibility and authority. Ample information is given to prompt and request questions from students.

Preview 08:01

Most people like to think they are reasonable, This lecture helps the student to understand the value and limits of reason. A thorough review of the pros and cons will lead the student to question his reliance on reason for an authority.

Preview 06:41

This common statement turns out to be very questionable. The student will learn why in this Lecture. A serious definition and investigation of pros and cons is featured.

Preview 08:24

Questions that will help you see what you have learned so far in this course.

Candidates for Authority
5 questions

A clear-eyed look at the law, where it comes from, and what it produces, is enough to discourage anyone from depending on the law to control live. This lecture investigates this whole premise.

"It's the Law."

Students will be surprised at the power and variety of beliefs that control people. This Lecture will help students understand this power and recognize the role it plays as a controlling authority.

"You Got to Believe."

Fresh insights come to the student as the the instructor looks back at candidates so far for authority in a person's life.


A careful look at parental control is the focus of this Lecture. The student will consider the whys and wherefores of this important authority issue.


The student will learn that tradition can be good and bad. It can have a powerful influence on us or challenge us.


They Wow us. They seek to control us. Learn in this Lecture how we respond.

Charismatic Leaders
What's the Best?
1 Lecture 09:38

The Best Candidate to exercise authority over our personal lives is Jesus. This Lecture explains why this is the case and issues an invitation.

The Best Authority
About the Instructor
Dr. Jim Thorne
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Dr. Jim Thorne is a graduate of Southeastern Bible College, Dallas Theological Seminary, Grace Bible College and Seminary and Westminster Theological Seminary. He pastored churches in Texas, New York, Canada and Tennessee. He served as a faculty member and Professor of Bible at colleges in Malawi, Africa; New York State; and Memphis, Tennessee. He has written for the Christian Education Journal.