Letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Karl R. Alden, 1920-10-04
Scope and Contents
Typed letter from N.D. Pendleton to Rev. Karl R. Alden in Toronto, Canada. General Church letterhead. Carbon copy attached. Pendleton is glad Alden has come into contact with Mr. (Emil) Cronlund. Pendleton discusses the difficulties encountered in finding a place for Cronlund; The Kitchener and the Advent Church societies are not interested, and a smaller society like Erie could not provide enough financial support. The General Church treasury can not support paying the full exspense of another minister at this time, and Pendleton has informed Cronlund of this. If Cronlund were to need to resort to charity, the support would have to come from his relatives, Toronto Society, and the General Church. There has been a criticism that the Academy is spending money on students ovbiously unfit for the ministry, e.i. Walter Cranch, Marshall Fuller, and Mr. Rose. Pendleton writes that this is not true as both Cranch and Fuller have gone home, and Mr. Rose is financially supported by his family. Pendleton believes the problem Alden wrote about will be resolved in time. Pendleton advises that Alden not attempt to force the state of Mr. Caldwell and the others who agree with him. The Toronto society should have come to the Bishop about Cronlund's resignation, instead of asking Cronlund to resign. Pendleton enjoyed reading Mr. (Gustaf) Baeckstrom's letter. There is a question whether it is better to build up strong church centers, or try to evangelize everywhere. Pendleton falls on the side of strong church centers, and believes they should try to build a center in Stockholm rather than attempt to spread over all of Sweden. Pendleton will leave soon for another trip west which will include Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago, and Glenview.
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