Every morning I open the newspaper with a feeling of dread. And the dread is usually confirmed by the news of worldwide disturbances ranging from the Sino-Russian confrontation to the British “invasion” of Anguilla in the Caribbean. I sometimes think I would like to join the men we expect to land on the moon in a few months’ time, so as to opt out of the conflicts that surround the planet Earth. But the sharp prick of reality tells me that men would shortly make the moon no better than the earth, for the sin problem is a cosmic one.

Our news editor, Richard N. Ostling, begins his new work as religion reporter for Time magazine after this issue. He is a graduate of Michigan, Phi Beta Kappa, holds an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern, and is completing an M.A. in Religion at George Washington University. Though we are sad to lose this splendid and capable coworker, we are grateful for the years he spent with us and happy over his new opportunity. In the next Editor’s Note I will call attention to Mr. Ostling’s replacement, who comes to us shortly.

In this issue we begin a two-part essay on biology and the Christian faith that first appeared in Interchange, published from 511 Kent Street, Sydney, Australia. This periodical may be of interest to our readers.

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