Most of us heaved a sigh of relief when the old year went out and the new came in. The old year was one of turmoil, frustration, heartache, and distress. Many of its most pressing problems and awesome challenges have come along with us into 1969. Who knows how they will be faced and mastered? But one thing we do know. The greatest need of mankind for 1969 is the rediscovery of a sovereign God who has not abdicated and who is very much concerned and involved in what mankind thinks and does. In faithfulness his hand is ever stretched out to redeem lost men and to make them children and heirs of his kingdom.

CHRISTIANITY TODAY remains committed to the task of presenting evangelical truth in all its facets; of speaking prophetically to the issues facing the Church, and doing this in the spirit of Christ. We welcome to our pages each year those who explore issues we might not otherwise touch—be it in the Eutychus, Layman, Current Religious Thought, or Minister’s Workshop columns. These writers and our essayists may sometimes provoke reaction on our editorial pages, where the opinions of the editors are expressed.

One of the nicest gifts in 1969 will be the return to the pages of the magazine of former editor Carl Henry. In the spring he will begin a column that will appear every other issue.

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