This issue completes our tenth publication year. Our sincere hope is that the next ten years will multiply this magazine’s worth.
This month-end brings our loss of Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein as co-editor. After three years of dedicated service, he will now be engaged in completing various writing projects and in preaching and lecturing. Dr. Gaebelein’s contribution to this editorial effort will be missed. He carries with him the high esteem and best wishes of our staff.
CHRISTIANITY TODAY regularly provides more on-the-spot coverage of major religious events than any other evangelical journal. WCC assemblies, NCC General Board meetings, and the many denominational and interdenominational conventions have been reported and assessed firsthand. Billy Graham’s crusades have been covered by present and past staff members such as Gene Kucharsky, Dick Ostling, Jim Douglas, Frank Farrell, Sherwood Wirt, and George Burnham; and I myself covered Graham’s 1963 European meetings. Next month there is the Berlin crusade and then the World Congress on Evangelism. While News Editor Kucharsky is in Berlin for the World Congress, Dick Ostling will serve as acting news chief, aided by Charles Pitts, recipient of this semester’s religious journalism fellowship.
Sometimes an editor feels like a traffic director. If in projecting and directing the flow of staff activities he can salvage a few minutes also to traffic in worthwhile ideas, the word business remains a tolerable preoccupation. For ten years we have sought also to make it a high evangelical service.
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