Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One or the other or both?

My friend James Lee posted a very good essay today asking the question in the title: Portrait of a disciple:Philip, deacon or evangelist?. James asks:
This Philip, plausibly one of the first deacons and later referred to as an evangelist. Was he one or the other? Was he both?
That is a great question and I liked his answer! The question of deacons is a tricky one, made doubly so by the traditions and assumptions that surround the term (for example see my post Academic Responsibility. So which was Philip, was he a deacon or was he an evangelist? More importantly does being one mean you can't be the other? Check out the full post from James and weigh in!

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