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The Crisis of the American Intellectual, by Walter Russell Mead:

Interesting. Thoughts on how this impacts what we do as clergy generally and on the CRCNA in particular? Is Mead all wet? Spot on?


I found it intriguing - and the comparison of an ordained/educated clergy to a guild struck me as apt.

The effect of this trend on what I do as a pastor is not clear to me, but it strikes me that it changes my task more to one of a guide through the maze of information and opinions out there rather than as a source authority myself.  I'm still ruminating on it, which is one of the reasons I thought I'd toss it out there for others to consider.

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