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#1 OLD fashioned preacher

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:18 AM

You Call Me Doctor

 

The title “Brother” once I wore,

But that can satisfy no more.

Since on my journey up to fame,

They added Reverend to my name.

Right Reverend, then twas Very Right,

Thrilling my soul with pure delight.

Now they call me Doctor, oh how I love it!

No other title is above it!!

Never was I thrilled like this before,

I got it at camp meeting and put it on my door.

They added Doctor to my name’

Now I know I will never be the same!

So call me Doctor, man alive

On my ego I must thrive,

At conventions and camp meetings I will shine;

Praise the Lord, the title’s all mine!

Once I was humble, now I’m so proud,

Walking erect with the Doctor crowd.

Surely the world hath need of me;

A man of the cloth with such a nice degree!

The Apostle Paul knew no such bliss’

For he never had a title equal to this!

I tell you brother, I’m not the same

Since they added Doctor to my name.



#2 The Glory Land

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 11:30 AM

Doctors, now you can get that big check. :frog:  Just kidding. There are good doctors and bad ones.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:17 PM

I ain't against edication - my brother went to University of Alabama, he's got one!!!!



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:39 PM

I hope you're not attacking Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - a doctor who gave up medical practice for the ministry.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 12:45 PM

I hope you're not attacking Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - a doctor who gave up medical practice for the ministry?

No. In the US amongst IB circles to over-emphasize a preacher's possession of a Doctorate degree.

I've even head people get upset for referring to "Brother thus and such" instead of "Doctor thus and such" as if "Brother" makes a preacher second-rate.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 02:20 PM

It seems that some give those degrees out like candy, and others think it mighty sweet.



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:18 PM

In too many cases too much education adds up to too little wisdom and common sense.   :scratchchin:

 

God bless,

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:02 AM

The thread obviously applies to Evg. Dr. James Ach who in a number of threads invents what preterists, amils, covenant theologians, "calvinists", etc believe so he can "refute" them. He's a "doctor" who displays & refutes his own ignorance.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:20 AM

The thread obviously applies to Evg. Dr. James Ach who in a number of threads invents what preterists, amils, covenant theologians, "calvinists", etc believe so he can "refute" them. He's a "doctor" who displays & refutes his own ignorance.


Really?

Is that necessary?

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:48 AM

Maybe it's wrong of me, but I usually make it a point to refer to those who have Dr. in front of their names as "Brother".  I have several Facebook friends who have Doctorates.  I have no idea if their Doctorates are earned or honorary.  They always refer to each other as "Dr. So-n-so"; however, none of them have ever rebuked me for referring to them simply as "Brother So-n-so". 

 

It really is amazing how many who receive these honorary Doctorates are quick to put "Dr." in front of their names...and expect to be called "Dr. So-n-so".  Just a source of pride...

 

By the way, I have nothing against a person getting an education...just don't let the education get you.



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 08:00 AM

An Anglican priest I know goes by the tile "Father Michael." I just call him "Michael."



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Posted 28 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

An Anglican priest I know goes by the tile "Father Michael." I just call him "Michael."

 

 

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:43 PM

I am, albeit, slowly, working on my doctorate. I don't plan on making it a big deal, excelt at my secular job, where the supervisors call everyone by their last names, which I never did like, so if I attain it, when my boss says, "Hey, Reed!", I'll reply, "That's DOCTOR Reed, if you please!"



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 03:01 PM

I am, albeit, slowly, working on my doctorate. I don't plan on making it a big deal, excelt at my secular job, where the supervisors call everyone by their last names, which I never did like, so if I attain it, when my boss says, "Hey, Reed!", I'll reply, "That's DOCTOR Reed, if you please!"

Didn't you say you work on an Army installation? That's military (and ex-mil) standard, to address by last name - there may be 8 Mikes, 12 Johns but only 2 Reeds and 1 Zwingli. That plus the fact that first name basis was only reserved for a those of intimate acquaintance (what used to known as "friend" before what one might call "easy friendism" ---- hey, did I just create a new word??).



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:32 PM

Didn't you say you work on an Army installation? That's military (and ex-mil) standard, to address by last name - there may be 8 Mikes, 12 Johns but only 2 Reeds and 1 Zwingli. That plus the fact that first name basis was only reserved for a those of intimate acquaintance (what used to known as "friend" before what one might call "easy friendism" ---- hey, did I just create a new word??).

You're actually correct: about 40% of our workforce where I work are "Mike"s, including the big boss.



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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:32 PM

Many of the first will be last and the last will be first.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 08:09 AM

It really is amazing how many who receive these honorary Doctorates are quick to put "Dr." in front of their names...and expect to be called "Dr. So-n-so".  Just a source of pride...

 

Noticed the same thing.  It's been my experience that those who have legitimately earned theirs generally don't go out of their way to make it known, except for professional reasons.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:14 PM

In IB circles MANY do. Even at our school district (public school) a librarian here has a doctorate and INSISTS on being referred to as Doctor (she doesn't care too much for me).



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:22 PM

Really?

Is that necessary?

 

Having been one of Ach's targets, I think he's being kind. I won't even say what I think of Ach because there may be lad...well, females reading.



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Posted 30 October 2013 - 06:30 PM

Having been one of Ach's targets, I think he's being kind. I won't even say what I think of Ach because there may be lad...well, females reading.

Are you insinuating that there are females but no ladies on this board?? (read your post, it looks that way).






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