We have a tool already forged to meet many shortages and emergencies: a diaconate.
“Ordination tests are to discover a minimum of knowledge to be expected, and passage of the tests is not to be considered as evidence of any profound scholarly achievement” —Bernard Iddings Bell, 1936.
The Living Church, 1936: “Four times a year the notices on Sunday call our attention to the Ember Days.”
Following the revolution, the Russians in Paris helped preserve the faith for later Orthodox generations, and they brought something to the West.
Adjudicating discipline and orthodoxy in the divided churches is profoundly complicated, especially for the “inferior” and “weaker” member-communities of the body.
True movements of the Spirit of God in Christian history were never the result of the concurrence of a committee.
I believe that our Church has, at long last, awakened to the need for evangelism.
Now is not the only time anti-Russian hysteria seemed to seize the nation.