The Other Six Days Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical

The Other Six Days Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective Throughout history the church has been composed of two types of people—those who “do” ministry and those to whom it is “done” In this provocative book R Paul Stevens shows that the clergy laity division has no basis in the New Testament and challenges all Christians to rediscover what it means to live daily as God’s people Exploring the theological structural and cultural reasons for treating laypeople as the objects of ministry Stevens argues against the idea of clericalism All Christians are called to live in faith hope and love and to do God’s work in the church and world This biblical perspective has serious implications for the existing attitudes and practices of many churches as well as for our understanding of ministry Stevens shows that the task of churches today is to euip people for ministry in their homes workplaces and neighborhoodsWritten by a scholar and pastor well known as an active advocate for the whole people of God this thought provoking book—made even useful with the inclusion of case studies and study uestions at the end of each chapter—offers inspiring reading for anyone interested in what the Christian life holds for the other six days of the week

7 thoughts on “The Other Six Days Vocation Work and Ministry in Biblical Perspective

  1. says:

    I had in my hands the original English book and its Brazilian Portuguese version at the same time The translation is awful Published by Editora Ultimato the PT BR version of the book omits all notes originally made by the author with his text and put them in the en

  2. says:

    I finally finished reading this book It took forever to read I have lots of thoughts about this book so here goesIn lots of ways I feel like I wasn't the target audience for this book The church tradition I grew up in doesn't have a clergy The preaching is usually d

  3. says:

    I enjoyed this book and heartily recommend it to others although I think I enjoyed his other book 'Work Matters' Stevens did a thorough job explaining how the word 'call' is used Scripture and how it has been seen throughout church history He like many others acknow

  4. says:

    A biblical theological foundation for the ministry of all Christian believers over against a long standing tradition of diving clergy and laity in matters of actual service to God Stevens has the Western mostly North American Christianity in mind and does a fair respo

  5. says:

    Stevens draws some excellent conclusions about the laityclergy division and how a Biblical model of these two 'factions' should look He goes on to add insight into ministry and how each one of us fits into the bigger picture This is a very encouraging book and gave me

  6. says:

    Intriguing book on the spiritual value of everyday work in fields NOT associated with the ministry uite academic and high concept and when it attempts to explain some of its ideas it comes off feeling a little circular in its logic Nonetheless an essential read on this

  7. says:

    I found the last 2 3 chapters very interesting but as a whole I thought the book was just OK

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