Here is a strong argument for getting the office of District President back into parish service...to spare them the temptation to act as worldly lords... from Smalcald, III, X, 2:
But they do not even want to be true bishops, but worldly lords and princes, who will neither preach, nor teach, nor baptize, nor administer the Lord's Supper, nor perform any work or office of the Church. Furthermore, they persecute and condemn those who do discharge these functions, having been called to do so. So the Church should not be deprived of ministers because of the bishops.
Smalcald, III, X, 2 http://bocl.org?SA+III+X+2
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