Just saw a hilarious, sort of tongue-in-cheek post from Halden on being a prophet (perhaps partly fueled by Portland microbrews). I quote him in full:
- A Politician
- A Rock Star
- An Actor
However, if you are any of the following you have a shot at becoming
a prophet (though usually it will require you to leave these
- A farmer
- A lawyer
- A soldier
And if you are any of the following you have 0.01% chance of being a prophet:
- A Theology Blogger
- A Clergy Member
- An Academic of any kind
To best improve your chances of obtaining prophethood, the most
important thing you can do is pursue and agrarian career and generally
dislike talking to people. Your chances improve if you instinctively
fight with God over whether or not you have to tell people the stuff he
Methinks these standards mean that Wendell Berry might be a prophet, but Bono is definitely not. Thoughts?
You’re probably right, but it does seem that a lot more people listen to Bono than to Wendell Berry.
Benjamin Sternke says
Although if we take a cue from Isaiah, perhaps part of being a prophet is not having anyone listen to you.