We’re in the process of getting our 501c3 status with the IRS, and one of my tasks at hand it write my job description. With that in mind, I read the quote below from Richard Hays’ The Moral Vision of the New Testament. If you replace Paul with John and Mediterranean with Austin, I think it pretty much nails how I would like my job description to read:
Paul* was first of all a missionary, an organizer of far-flung little communities around the Mediterranean* that united clusters of disparate people in the startling confession that God had raised a crucified man, Jesus, from the dead and thus initiated a new age in which the whole world was to be transformed.
What do you think? Will the IRS accept it?