Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Good Response to the Pirate and a Prayer Request

This is a good response to the Pirate's comments:

My plan for the rest of the day is to find a member of the ordained class who will hopefully deign to accept my genuflection and interpret the ‘divine words’ to a someone such as me who (I get it now) was ‘laying’ around while they were in seminary somewhere. I’m so grateful to the clergy for being such shining solitary reflections of Jesus these past two millennia. After that I’m going to find a cult to join.
I guess that whole priesthood of the believer thing really means the priesthood of the ordained. When you think about it, there is something really medieval about his view.

Could you guys pray for me today? I have a midterm today and I'm not ready for it. I'm not sure how to study and the stuff that I need to study is complicated. Though, after the Pirate's comments I wonder, why bother? Maybe I should just bag the test, drop out of seminary and go back to cross stitching (which I had to give up when I entered seminary). My life would be a lot easier, I would even have time for bon bons and Oprah.

2 Comments:

  1. steve s said...
    Cult? He's missed the point.

    I think that Priate would say a pastor speaking from the pulpit (Pulpit, publicly in a service), is taking on the responsibility as to speak for God using the scriptures. Those who listen to him have the responsibiltiy to judge what he says and be rid of him if it does not match the scripture's intentions.

    And those that teach in the church that he is pastoring (children's church, etc) should be using the scriptures in the same manner as the one who is preaching from the pulpit. If not he, the pastor, should teach them how to teach or, if the are unwilling to change, tell them and everyone else that they should not be listened to.

    If he takes his job seriously as a divider of the Word this should be no suprise to anyone.

    But part of the problem is that the pulpit ministry is looked at as nothing different than speaking about the Bible over coffee, etc. That is a point that Pirate seems to be making.

    When a layman steps into the pulpit he stops being a layman. When a layman steps into the operating room to do surgery he stops being a layman. Both better be trained and held to account if they make errors.
    Kevin Stilley said...
    The pirate has tried to make an apology of sacerdotalism. I think he is about five centuries too late.

    While cross-stitching is a worthwhile endeavor, I will be praying for you and your tests.

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