Pertaining to those who color inside the lines using only their right hand and approved colors.
According to Professor Rolf Jacobson, this word is used in many other disciplines and circumstances, but it is still a word that is part of his book called Crazy Talk the good professor edited to explain the point and purpose of talking theology. OR, as the professor puts it in his introduction: “Ever listen to two theologians talk? If so, we hope the damage wasn’t permanent. If not, thank God.”
Coming from the Greek word orthos (“right”) and doxa (“opinion”), to be orthodox means to do or believe correctly. In many spheres of life, right and wrong do not apply (now remember I said, “many spheres” not all). There is no right side of the bread to butter, no right side of your head on which to part your hair – the left just as often looks better. Likewise, there is no right style of for worship. Orthodoxy is best applied to doctrine, confession of faith, spiritual-mindedness (see Psalm 51), and cheering for particular baseball teams (i.e., “Let’s Go ROY-ALS”).
– Pastor Brian