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ChurchSpeak That Needs to Die #1: Clergy/Laity

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Chinchecks for ChurchSpeak

There are certain titles and phrases in institutional church circles that need to die a quick and cruel death so that we can understand who we truly are in Jesus Christ and be fishers of men and women:

1. Clergy vs. Laity. Neither word is found in the Bible. Yet thanks to Constantine and later the scholasticism of the Middle Ages, a divide in the body of Christ was sealed. Clergy mania turns worship into a spectator’s event where the laity (or lazity) watch the “reverends” do all the kingdom work. Equally horrific, some “clergy” believe the hype and develop a greater awareness of their own presence than the Holy Spirit’s. After reading 1 Corinthians 12-14, the Pastoral Epistles (which I just began studying) as well as Ephesians 4, I see no biblical justification for the distinction.

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Written by missional girl

May 29, 2009 at 1:48 am

Posted in Church Issues

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  1. Hi,
    Was perusing the posts from Out of Ur, thought I come take a look at your site.

    Sheerahkahn

    sheerahkahn

    June 1, 2009 at 7:53 pm


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