Signs of the Times

[Bishop Welldon, in the Daily Mail, London, England]

Sermons, too, should be practical. Congregations are not so fond, as perhaps they ought to be, of theological disquisitions. They are impatient of many subjects which interest and occupy the minds of the clergy. But they want to see how the teaching and the spirit of Christ Jesus can be made applicable to social problems to-day. It is well that a preacher should point out how the Christian moral law has by the League of Nations, and still more by the Conference at Washington, been brought to bear upon international affairs, and even better, to point out how it may be brought to bear upon industrial affairs for the prevention of lockouts and strikes. There is still a fine opportunity for the preacher. Human nature has not changed in all the ages. It suffers the same evils, it demands the same remedies. The call is for preachers who will prove themselves not unequal to their opportunity.

January 27, 1923

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