Hey, sorry, I didn’t mean to drop off the face of the earth.
I ran across this statement recently…
“I think we can agree that there are at least two categories within the NT church according to Paul—leaders and followers.”
Hmmm. I would agree that there are leaders and followers, but I don’t believe there are two categories and each person falls in one category or the other. In the church, we sometimes lead and sometimes follow, and we often lead and follow.
Here’s a bit of dialogue from a recent TV show where a male gay couple were learning to tango…
“So which one of you wants to be the man?”
“Wait, why do you get to be the man?”
“I don’t know, let’s both be the man.”
“Clearly you are both suited to be the man, but in tango, it won’t work unless one person leads and the other person follows.”
“It would be a very bad mistake to think that a woman is less than a man, in a dance or in life. Man and woman play their parts, but it’s equal.”
“Okay boys make up you mind.”
“Come on, Kevin, just be the girl.”
“Oh my god, you can’t do it!”
“If it’s so equal, why don’t you do it!”
“It’s not about being the girl, it’s about following, isn’t it?”
Interesting that in spite of understanding the importance and equality of each part, the dilemma is always about who will lead.
Obviously church isn’t the tango, or is it?