Well, not really. Sarcastically, of course.
In his post, James is pointing out the completely unscriptural practice of giving a follower of Jesus Christ a title (of any kind) and revering certain believer above others. Of course, among most believers that I know, the title usually revered is “pastor” – which is the title that James writes about in his post.
It’s difficult to find a small part of James’ post to quote/excerpt, so please jump over and read the whole thing.
Like James, I’m concerned when I hear terms related to certain spiritual gifts or certain functions applied as titles and when those terms / titles / positions are revered above others followers of Jesus Christ. I’m even more concerned when someone requests (or requires) people to call them by a certain title.
The funny thing is, I’ve also heard other terms (like “brother” or “sister”) used as titles with very little understanding of what the terms mean. For instance, someone calling someone else “Sister So-and-so” or “Brother So-and-so” without actually treating that person like a brother or sister in Christ.
So, I guess it works both ways. That’s why I always ask people to just call me Alan.