Known primarily as a writer, Errett served as editor of the Christian Standard. His weekly editorials and articles charted a moderately progressive course for the movement in the second half of the nineteenth century. A champion for the work of missionary societies, he helped organize the Christian Woman’s Board of Missions and served as the first president of the Foreign Christian Missionary Society.
Among the preachers and writers of the nineteenth century who have plead for a return to primitive Christianity, the subject of this notice stands pre-eminently among the most distinguished. For more than thirty-five years he has been connected with the Disciples, and, during the greater portion of that time, has been an earnest, able, and successful advocate of their plea for reformation.