Leading off this issue is a provocative article by Charles Nielsen, whose “modest proposal” could change the shape of the churches in years to come. But don’t rush off to engage in a dialogue about this proposal before reading Geoffrey Bromiley’s forthright discussion of the difficulties—and possibilities—of dialogue.

Also in this issue is a panel discussion moderated by one of our editors-at-large, former editor Carl F. H. Henry. The panelists discuss scientific concerns in relation to Christian faith.

Rounding out the lineup, Terri Williams presents a case for a forgotten alternative among Christians: celibacy. I know of a world-acclaimed clergyman who is celibate because he feels God has called him to that estate so that he can give himself fully to the ministry of the Gospel. But few Christians, this author says, consider celibacy an option today.

Bishop Arthur J. Moore, one of our contributing editors, has been honored by having a chair of evangelism named for him at Emory University.

Our unceasingly active executive editor, L. Nelson Bell, delivered the inaugural address for the installation of President Vaughn of Montreat-Anderson College (Montreat, North Carolina) on May 5.

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