I’d like to draw your attention to any excellent article by Brent Detwiler analyzing what it means for Christian elders to be above reproach and/or respected by outsiders.
Kevin DeYoung’s Lack of Integrity Obvious in Reproof of Todd Pruitt & Defense of C.J. Mahaney as Above Reproach Like Jesus & Paul
Brent’s article discusses many themes that have recently come up on articles and in comments in posts on this blog. Please comment on an aspect of the above piece you find interesting.