Post Office authorities have approved CHRISTIANITY TODAY’S bid for second-class mailing privileges. Rapid growth of paid subscriptions (now over 90 per cent of total circulation) was the major qualifying factor. Readers will receive copies earlier through preferential handling of second-class mail, while the lower postage costs will appreciably reduce this magazine’s operational deficit.

Titled “Rebirth,” the next issue will be devoted to serious readers who have not made a life commitment to Jesus Christ. Extra copies are available in limited supply on advance order only. Single copies are 40¢ postpaid; ten or more copies to one address, 20ȼ each.

Since much modern religious writing has little more survival value than a box of Kleenex, it’s pleasantly surprising to learn that a recent “Editor’s Note” (offering traffic-jam observations on the stalemate in Viet Nam) has garnered a Freedoms Foundation honor medal. Another award winner was Executive Editor Dr. L. Nelson Bell for an essay on “Character” in “A Layman and His Faith.” And FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover received $100 and a distinguished service award for his essay on “An Analysis of the New Left” (Aug. 18, 1967, issue).

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