Papers and Reports on the Diaconate & Servant Ministry
Materials are listed chronologically, with most recent first.
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The Diaconate: Seeking an Ecumenical Consensus
by Deacon Canon D. Michael Jackson
Presented at DOTAC Series, May 2021. Read.
The shape of things to come, 2020
By David Clark, British Methodist Diaconal Order
Argues that the world is facing a unique set of global challenges and that if we do not address them, humankind may eventually self-destruct. Read.
Lutheran Diaconate: Report and Recommendations of the Entrance Rite Discernment Group, 2020. Read.
The Issue of Sequential and Cumulative Ordination, Oct. 2020. Read. Responses to this paper here.
The Deacon in the Worshipping Community, 2018. Read
Towards a Renewed Diaconate, Nov. 2019. Read
Three papers by Deacon Canon D. Michael Jackson
Exodus from Privilege: Reflections on the Diaconate in Acts
By The Rt. Rev. Thomas E. Breidenthal
Looks at the transitional diaconate conundrum, saying that the transitional diaconate
expires upon priesting.
Published in The Anglican Theological Review, 2013. Shared with permission.
Prophetic Diakonia: For the healing of the world
Johannesburg, South Africa
The Lutheran World Federation, Nov. 2002
The Ministry of the Deacon
Anglican-Lutheran Perspectives. Nordic Ecumenical Council. 1999
Diaconate as an Ecumenical Opportunity
The Hanover Report of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission. Anglican Communion Publications. 1996