Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why a more inclusive paradigm of ministry benefits all

It is commonly assumed that the major beneficiaries of a more inclusive paradigm of ministry are laity who enjoy greater freedom and affirmation as servants of God.  This notion rests on the assumption that clergy are the winners and laity … Continue reading

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Christ is the head of the church

Words Matter III:  Christ is the head of the church Continuing with this series of posts examining the language of church leadership, I now raise the issue of the proper biblical framework for the term “head.”  Sometimes, pastors, priests, bishops, or popes are … Continue reading

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