The Prophethood of All Believers

Changing the World

A church that does not concern itself with the struggle in history for human decency and justice is not a prophetic church.  The prophetic church is the church in which all members share the common responsibility to attempt to foresee the consequences of human behavior (both individual and institutional) with the intention of making history in place of merely being pushed around by it.  Only through the prophethood of all believers can we together mend our common ways.
James Luther Adams

I first came across the word “prophesy” as a child, in a music class at school where were preparing for the Nativity Play we’d put on just before Christmas.  It was a strange sort of word and seemed to have something to do with predicting the future.  Or, at least, that was the impression I got from the Bible.  I’ve since learned that whoever wrote the book known…

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  1. […] hadn’t, of course.  Being a prophet is about challenging authority and speaking truth to power, something that Jesus also did, not […]

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