Most essays in this issue—that by Charles Troutman is the exception—were prepared for a Consultation of Christian Scholars sponsored by CHRISTIANITY TODAY some months ago under a Lilly Endowment grant. During a three-day conference at Airlie House, that refreshing “think tank” in northern Virginia, the conferees discussed the obstacles to Christian belief and commitment on American university campuses. The Troutman essay considers problems of campus witness not from the professors’ standpoint but from that of students.
Among the two dozen consultation participants were directors of the newly formed Institute for Advanced Christian Studies, who, incidentally, will soon announce their funding of the institute’s first research scholar.
One heartening sign of the world missionary thrust is the increasing concern among Asians for the evangelization of Asia. But a heavy hush fell over plans for the Asian Congress on Evangelism, scheduled for November, when coordinator Stan Mooneyham was felled en route by a heart ailment. After successful surgery in Houston, Texas, he is now bound for Singapore “happy to get moving again, without pain and fever, both of which have kept me at half-capacity.” Stan’s well-wishing friends know that his half-capacity is enough to stagger an ordinary mortal. When we visited Majorca together a year ago, he bought a pair of shoes and a pair of pony-fur boots to guarantee replacements on the road ahead.1
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