Washington’s lovely cherry blossoms faded even before the annual festival began, and summer almost routed spring. To confirm that the calendar’s out of joint, I might mention that I’ve already given a commencement (trimester) address at Gordon College. Just weeks ago, while the Indiana winter caught its last wind, a lively panel discussion with Anglican Bishop John Robinson took me to Wabash College. Then I had the honor, at Ohio State University, of addressing 300 members of the academic community at a prayer breakfast, and of delivering a university-sponsored lecture on current theological trends.

I recently addressed two audiences on the theme of “Christianity in politics.” In a three-way discussion at the American committee of the World Council of Churches, I urged a halt of continuing ecumenical involvement in political expediencies. Next day, stressing the difference between the corporate church and the individual churchman, I spurred young scholars at Eastern Nazarene College to get politically involved to the limit of their knowledge, competence, and opportunity.

Jet travel is a marvelous gift endowing us, almost, with ubiquity. Too bad the drug industry hasn’t yet produced a pill that promises omniscience.

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