Prophet, Priest, and King is the usual description of Christ’s tripartite office. Prophet and king have come up in blogging lately — including Clyde Grubbs’s timely entry on not choosing prophets — but I’ve not added my piece both because of wrist conservation, and because I’m meditating on the “missing” priest part. No public ideas, yet, except that James Luther Adams’s construction of “the prophethood of all believers” continues to strike me as a misplaced parallelism to the “priesthood of all believers.” In what way does belief shape prophethood? I can’t put my finger on it now, but something else should probably stand in its place.
These are important foundational issues as we gatter the resources and world orientation to do the work — the specific work — that God has for us.