Back to the Future: role of deacons in post-Christendom

What does seem to be clear, however, is that there is a definite need and place within the emerging Church for bridge-builders and ambassadors, for prophets and activists, for servant ministers and community healers and for those who are prepared to step into the ambiguity and “liminality” of the spaces where “Church” and “World” may intersect or be in dialogue with each other. And this is exciting.