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We are living in one of history's most serious periods in a fast shrinking world where time and space are the essence. In time because of the great acceleration in the progress of science, in space because of a fast shrinking world that puts the nations elbows sharply one against another causing widespread disruption, confusion, diversion and aggression. Temporary expedients and the necessity to be first in the race in temporal importance has caused most Americans to forget their spiritual heritage and with new temptations and frustrations they either turn against all forms of religion to secularism and a materialistic philosophy of life, or to the various spiritual leaders of America, and in Protestant circles to the ministry for guidance.
Elmer, Harold J., "The Pastor as Administrator of Christian Education" (1957). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 427.