This past Saturday Mark Batterson introduce a word at the NCC leader's meeting - it was Ultracrepidarian. Good word huh? You've got to use this!
And so that you can, here's how you pronounce it:
Anyways, I think that it's one of the biggest cultural phenomenons and it's even an ism.
Basically it refers to someone who gives opinions beyond their area of expertise.
It's the opposite of humility. I don't know if this has become so prominent because of the internet and the fact that information is so accessible that we fall into the trap of feeling like we have know everything. But you'll find out if you dig just a little bit, if the person you're with is a moron of not. So here's the point to today's post: don't be a moron.
Don't fall into the trap of Ultracrepidarianism.
It's just so refreshing when someone says, "Yeah, I have no idea." or "Is a 2 liter really an engine?" It really is OK not to know something. So, I've got an idea for us - if you're a youth worker, a pastor, or a parent, or anyone for that matter, lets make a pact - let's listen more and talk less. Let's admit when we truly do not know or only know in part. We just might learn something.