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!
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: