When Dr. Frank E. Gaebelein became headmaster emeritus of The Stony Brook School in 1963, he again postponed some long delayed writing in order to devote several years to CHRISTIANITY TODAY as co-editor. The current issue reflects, as have other educational issues since 1963, one of his areas of special interest and responsibility, Christian education. Few educators have the broad experience Dr. Gaebelein brings to the discussion of the Church’s educational activity in America. Among the books he has written are two on religious education—Christian Education in a Democracy and The Pattern of God’s Truth, both published by Oxford University Press and both recognized contributions to the philosophy of Christian education.
Next fall we shall lose our gifted co-editor after his three full years on this journalistic front, as he takes up some projects he hopes to complete in these retirement years. Among them may be a book on Christianity and aesthetics. A lifelong mountain climber and member of various Alpine clubs, Dr. Gaebelein is also an accomplished pianist.
Throughout most of 1966 we shall continue to share the values of his association. Later this year our subscribers will be offered an anthology to which Dr. Gaebelein is now devoting some of his energies. A tenth-anniversary project, it will present The Best of ‘Christianity Today.’1
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