Career ministry

Two cheers for professional clergy
"Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like the master of a household who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”
                                                                        —Matthew 13:52

Some years ago, after I’d given a talk at a university many hundreds of miles from my home, a man in the audience raised his hand and asked about my status as a minister.

“Now you’re what we used to call a ‘worker priest.’ You don’t earn your living from the church, is that right?”


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