The U. S. Congress on Evangelism in Minneapolis was a thrilling experience. The Holy Spirit was present in power to bless, and all of us were moved. Our readers should take note of the lead editorial (p. 32), in which we evaluate the results of the congress. We call attention to another editorial also in which we ask President Nixon to call for a day of prayer in connection with the war in Viet Nam. We think this would be a significant step in the right direction.
Billy Graham’s campaign in Anaheim, California, will be in full swing when this issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY arrives in subscribers’ homes. We hope all our readers will pray that God will pour out his blessing on that effort—in reviving his people as well as in converting sinners. There are hopeful signs in the midst of spiritual decay. We rejoice that more and more of God’s people are praying for a great spiritual awakening.
The next issue will carry an essay by Harold O. J. Brown on “Rome and Reformation Today.” This appears on the edge of Reformation Sunday. Also in this issue will be “Evangelism in an Age of Revolution,” Leighton Ford’s position paper delivered at the U. S. Congress on Evangelism. The enthusiastic reception delegates gave to this challenging address suggests that our readers will have more than ordinary interest in it.1
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