Monday, December 12, 2011

Our vocation and the image of God in us

I am privileged to know and worship with the Reverend Dr.  T David Gordon, who also attends my church in Slippery Rock. 

T David recently gave a fine interview on Lutheran Public Radio,  where he spoke about the theology of work, with much to ponder for agrarians who are also Christians. You can hear it here.


jamie said...

thanks for sharing! God bless you and your family always!

Citizen Atheist said...

I purchased a Certificate of Ordination for $20 through PayPal. Being a "Reverend" is arbitrary and meaningless. Believing in god shows a lack of individual thought.

The Midland Agrarian said...

Howdy Citizen Atheist! Thanks for your comment. While you can certainly purchase an ordination on paypal, Reformed and Anglican ministers have long required thorough education for their clergy in languages, rhetoric, and philosophy.

The ideal of universal literacy was first a product of reformed protestants in the British Isles. It was well achieved both in Scotland and New England. The men who fought at Lexington and Concord in 1775 comprised the most literate army in the World at the time.

My point is that one form of religion was the source of the widespread literacy that eventually gave you the freedom to not believe. All preliterate societies were religious, and most were also tyrannies.

Your atheism is certainly none of my business. I also often struggle for faith and understanding. I do understand where you are coming from.

Thanks for reading and commenting!