In the second in Mission Work’s series on a Lutheran perspective on faith & work, Rev. Adam Roe offers a post entitled No super-Christians. He discusses Luther’s reaction against the view that those who want to be particularly spiritual–“super-Christians”–would become monks, nuns, or priests. These were considered callings from God–“vocations”–while lay occupations were not.
I would add that the specific way that a person became a “super-Christian” contributed to the problem: A person who sought to become “religious” took–and still takes–vows. [Read more…]