Casting lots for leaders?
During “Sunday School” this past week, we talked about “faithful interpretation, with all the saints, of scripture in the light of Christ.” “With all the saints” implies that as Christians we are not only aware of, but desirous to glean from, Christians across time (history) and tradition whenever we find someone with wisdom and a gift for discerning God’s Word. Thus, I quoted Stanley Hauerwas this past Sunday. Dr. Hauerwas teaches at Duke University and did his Ph.D. under the most prominent Mennonite scholar in our time, John Howard Yoder. Here is an excerpt from an interview with Dr. Hauerwas which includes his take on the choosing of Matthias by lot, which I referenced in the sermon.