Friday, March 28, 2008
So, yesterday it began. I was walking through the library at Duke University, while at the same time perusing some of the new books that have come into the library. When someone said to me: "If you're looking for a good book, you should read The Celestine Prophecy. He then went on to describe the book to me and asked if I had read it. I indicated to him that I have the book on my book shelf but I have never read all of it. He then asked me if I believed in deja vu, heightened intellectual experiences of mind over matter or visions of future events?
By this time a colleague of his (I think they were working on the wiring in the library) got in on the conversation as well. After explaining to them that I believe in prophecy, but I don't believe we are to make ourselves into our own god. We must always remember that we are creature and not creator. They then went on to ask me if I am studying theology here at Duke. I said, you know what, actually I am a pastor of a church in Roxboro, NC, while at the same time studying at the Divinity School here on campus.
Immediately after hearing that I am a Pastor the one person who came in on the conversation last asked me a question, he said: "What do you think of women in leadership positions in the church?"
This is my first question!!!
I encourage any response to his question---while at the same time any other questions regarding this one.