My time has come to say farewell to 160,000 fortnightly readers and to go into journalistic exile. This issue officially terminates my twelve-year editorship, in line with executive-committee action a year ago. Beginning in September I’ll devote an academic year at Cambridge University, England, to theological research and writing. I look for fresh perspective on the estrangement of the Church and the world and on the sense of alienation that pervades modern life, and expect to carry forward a still uneasy conscience about modern fundamentalism.
The new editor, Dr. Harold Lindsell, assumes duties in September, and thereafter will determine all content. I shall go off the Board and have no voice in future policy formulation. In mid-March I begin a flexible relationship as editor-at-large. In view of summer staff shortages, however, I am staying through August to coordinate editorial energies.
Our best wishes go to a highly valued member of the staff, assistant editor Dr. Robert Cleath, who has decided to return this fall to the faculty of California State Polytechnic College.
Temporary help on editorial side this summer brings to our ranks the Rev. Edward Plowman of San Francisco; Dr. H. Dermot McDonald of London Bible College, England; and the Rev. Lon Woodrum, Methodist evangelist. Dr. J. D. Douglas of London, esteemed editor of The Christian and Christianity Today, comes for the month of August.
I voice gratitude once again to a gifted staff of co-workers, and to loyal subscribers who consider CHRISTIANITY TODAY a worthy witness to evangelical realities.1
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