Statement Of Policy And Purpose

With this issue CHRISTIANITY TODAY begins its third year of publication. For many religious periodicals this is a time of trial and trouble; for CHRISTIANITY TODAY it has been an era of heartening growth.

This enlargement of influence is directly linked to the resurgence of interest in evangelical Christianity. The new feeling for biblical theology and evangelism, the widening awareness that the Christian revelation speaks directly and authoritatively to the crisis of modern culture, are sure signs of the times. CHRISTIANITY TODAY seeks to sustain and to advance these interests.

At a time of anniversary it is appropriate to review foundational convictions and guiding principles. CHRISTIANITY TODAY’S vast reader audience will be interested in the original statement of policy and purpose:

There is a growing conviction among ministers and laymen that a magazine is needed to present evangelical Christianity competently, attractively, and forcefully. It is felt that evangelical Christianity has often been misrepresented by both liberal and fundamentalist. Some liberals have not taken time to study the works of evangelical scholars; some fundamentalists have been so busy attacking others that they have failed to present adequately the positive aspects of historical Christianity.

The main thrust of CHRISTIANITY TODAY will be to present in a positive and constructive way the basic truths of the Christian faith as clearly taught in the Scriptures. Mindful of the great creeds of the historic evangelical churches, it will be neither reactionary nor static. The magazine will seek to present the content of the Christian faith on a high ethical plane, undergirded by Christian love, and empowered by the Holy ...

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