Three Orthos (From All Nations Leadership Institute)
Three OrthosLenses for Today’s Leaders
Introduction Which lenses do you look through for spiritual leadership?Image: Presenter Media
Three Orthos The orthos act mutually dependent upon each other, and work jointly in every aspect of the Christian life under the Holy Spirit’s leading.
A closer look at the orthos! Image: Presenter Media
Orthos [ὀρθός] The three orthos (or RIGHTs) give youthe proper lenses to view Scripture and apply it to your leadership walk. Orthodoxy: RIGHT Meaning Orthopathy: RIGHT Attitudes Orthopraxy: RIGHT Actions
Overview Orthos [ὀρθός]Orthos is a Greek word, meaning straight, correct orright (Wikipedia, 2011; Elwell, Ed., 2001).Ortho is a common prefix(i.e., orthophotography, orthopedic, orthodontics, orthographics.)
Leadership Lenses: Three Orthos Orthodoxy RIGHT Meaning Orthopathy Orthopraxy
Orthodoxy• Orthodoxy comes from two Greek words, orthos and doxa.• Orthos means right, while doxa opinion. So, orthodoxy means having the right opinion or belief about Scripture. Further, it signifies having the correct doctrinal core and meaning of the Gospel. One should ―speak truly about God‖ (Bauder, 2005) You want to know sound doctrine (Titus 2:1-3:11).• Orthodoxy’s antonym is heterodoxy or heresy.• Orthodoxy roots itself in the NT insistence of factual theological content (1 Cor 15:1-11; Gal 1:6-9; 1 Tim 6:3; 2 Tim 4:3-4) (Packer, 2001)– the revealed truth.
Leadership Lenses: Three Orthos Orthodoxy Orthopathy RIGHT Attitude Orthopraxy
Orthopathy―The Bible requires not only that we speak truly about God(orthodoxy) and obey Him (orthopraxy), but that we love Him withall our heart, soul, mind, and strength ... Doctrine is never… an endin itself. The purpose of doctrine is to teach us to love God aright.Obedience is never an end in itself. Obedience is always theoverflow of a heart that finds its satisfaction in God rather thanidols. In some senses, orthopathy is even more fundamental thanorthodoxy and orthopraxy‖ (Kevin Bauder, 2005)."What Dr. Bauder calls orthopathy, I have called orthokardia —literally a right heart —in the past ... I suppose orthopathy wouldliterally translate as right affection‖ (Michael Haykin, 2005)
Orthopathy• Orthopathy comes from two Greek words, orthos and pathy. The Greek word pathy means suffering. .• Orthopathy also is an alternative, self-healing medical treatment. It incorporates restorative lifestyle and preventative dietary measure (Barrett. 2007; Herbert, 1941).• Orthopathy, RIGHT attitudes, utilizes emotions, thinking and decision making, It derives from an attitude of the heart and stems from a right relationship with God. You care for what concerns Him and show this in your attitude (Stevens, 1995).• The infilling of the Holy Spirit shapes the attitudes that become evident in a person’s fruit.
Leadership Lenses: Three Orthos Orthodoxy Orthopathy RIGHT Actions Orthopraxy
Orthopraxy• Orthopraxy also comes from two Greek words, orthos and praxy.• The third ortho of orthopraxy, or Right actions, connects to RIGHT meaning and RIGHT attitudes that manifest in a person’s walk through practices.• Orthopraxy becomes apparent in Spirit-led leadership practices as a servant.
Orthopathy: RIGHT Attitude Then, transfer knowledge into a Spirit-fed passionate, pursuit of God’s will in leadership.
Orthopraxy: RIGHT Actions Finally, join your passionate attitude to Spirit-led leadership practices as a servant. Image: Presenter Media
ReflectionDo you see leadershipthrough differentlenses now?
References• Elwell, W. (2001). Evangelical dictionary of theology. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic• Bauder, K. Historia Ecclesiastica. Retrieved on January 24, 2013, from http://mghhistor.blogspot.com/2005/10/orthopathy.html• Cox, D. (2011). The gospels: A portrait of Jesus Christ. Alsip, IL: All Nations Leadership Institute.• Barrett, S. 2007. "A Critical Look at "Natural Hygiene.“ http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/natural_hygiene.ht ml. Retrieved 2009-04-15.• Herbert. S. 1941. The Hygienic System vol. VI: Orthopathy, Dr. Sheltons Health School: San Antonio, Texas.• Tate, W. R. (1997). Biblical interpretation: An integrated approach. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers.• Photo credit: Power Point background—Sharefaith.com
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