“You say, ‘Is it time to build a theological seminary when the world is on fire?’
Yes, this is the fastest way of doing the job before us. We are not going to despair. We are not going to take it sitting down. We are not going to abdicate the leadership in the social, educational, and civic responsibility. We are not going to say, ‘Let George do it.’
By the grace and help of God, we are going to build a school and train a student body to redeem the time.”
Harold John Ockenga, Inaugural Address, October 1, 1947.