Finding the Keys: Liberating the Ministry from Trivial Pursuits

VOL 6; ISSUE 2

03/01/1997

Every Sheep a Shepherd?

Monday, 06 Aug 2007

When the Priesthood of All Believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry are collapsed into each other, one of them is bound to be lost.
When I was in high school, I took a vocational survey designed to match a person's interests with possible occupations. This particular survey was designed by a more imaginative committee than most. Unlike other surveys which listed only conventional occupations, this one included exotic occupations in each field. Also, unlike most surveys, this one gave religious occupations their due attention. Not only were religious occupations listed, but unusual options in religious work appeared as well. Under conventional choices were listed the expected positions: minister, priest, rabbi. Under exotic occupations were listed witch doctor and guru. Even ...

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