A listener email starts a discussion about calling, especially as it relates to full-time ministry. Brad and Wayne try to parse out the genuine from the contrived as they talk about their own sense of calling and whether or not the pastor's role as it has emerged over the centuries fulfills what Jesus had in mind. Brad is becoming increasingly involved in a local congregation that has asked his help in exploring a more vibrant relationship with God, but it already encountering some of the dynamics that make that difficult. Exalting someone above others and investing them with an "anointing" others must follow, has probably done more to sidetrack the church, creating it in our image instead of his.
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