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They Can Be Revived

Carlyle Marney, who conducts the "Interpreter's House" for discouraged pastors at Lake Junaluska, quoted in K. Menninger, Whatever Became of Sin?, p. 224

From some 8000 laymen and ministers with whom we have conferred, five principal problems emerge: a loss of nerve, a loss of direction, erosion from culture, confusion of thought, exhaustion. They have become shaken reeds, smoking lamps, earthen vessels&md;spent arrows. They have lost heart. But they can be revived!"