The discussion on Tom Noble and the GS position made me wonder. Where exactly is the difference between someone who is ordained, teaches theology at a Nazarene Uni and holds a Phd, and one who does exactly the same, has the same education but is not ordained? And let's for the sake of the argument presume that the ordained elder never pastored but was ordained as educator.
Is one doing it just like any job, just to make money, in other words, (s)he could also have been a carpenter or a clerk, while the other has a calling to educate?
I'm not trying to talk anyone down or whatever, this is really a question to understand the difference. And it is also somewhat related to my own situation, hence the interest.