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  1. Joel, do you have any suggestions for a Protestant Vicar of Christ? Michael Kinnaman is General Secretary of the National Council of Churches, but that won’t go too far with evangelicals. No Billy Graham’s in the waiting either.

    I surely don’t want the job!!

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    1. Good question, Bob. What we need is a group, perhaps a college, of leading protestants bishops/ecclesiastical leaders to vote on one.

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  2. I think nowadays the difficulty would come in organizing a body of doctrine that everbody could agree on as definitive of Protestantism – which in itself seems to be a very fluid term….

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  3. I should note here that as a Disciple, we’re fairly non-creedal, and don’t like anyone, sort of, telling us what to do. Of course, Kinnaman is a Disciple, as is Dick Hamm, Executive Director of Christian Churches Together.

    But ultimately who would want such a job?

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    1. I had lunch with Hamm, once. A great man, in my opinion.

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  4. Just Sayin'

    Dick Hamm and Ken Ham, joint Popes.

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  5. Just Sayin'

    Actually, the late great John Stott would have been perfect for the role.

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  6. The vicar protects us from inane theologians? OK.

    And who protects us from the vicar?

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    1. Glenn, I guess we’ll need a college of cardinals. But if so, then who choses them. The Pope chooses his, who then choose the Pope.

      I’d be a cardinal, never the Protestant pope.

      Of course, for many the Bible is the Protestant Pope, speaking infallibly, sort of, until you get to the issue of interpretation.

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