Luther on the priesthood of all believers and vocation: as a means for moving the laity toward more active ministry
John F Johnson
Luther's use of the priesthood of all believers created an opportunity for all Christians to purposely work toward building the kingdom of God. However, after many distortions occurred which changed Luther's joyous privilege into a legalistic doctrine, it was eventually ignored. The author used Luther's concepts of the priesthood of all believers to attempt to revitalize the ministry of a downtown congregation. The author's six-week program met with mixed results, and he will continue the process towards revitalization in the future.