Doubleday has just published a book for our executive editor, Dr. L. Nelson Bell. Entitled While Men Slept, it recounts how unbelief has been sowed in many churches while good men were fast asleep. We commend it to readers who have enjoyed Dr. Bell’s “Layman” column in our pages for many years.

As I write this, the jury has just brought in a verdict on the “Chicago Seven.” No doubt it will be greeted by anger by those who think all the defendants were guilty and all were part of a conspiracy. And it will be scorned by those who waited for acquittal, or at least for a hung jury. The antics of the defense attorneys and the defendants marred the trial and almost made a mockery of the judicial process. Whether we like the decision of the jury or not, it appears that they exercised discriminating justice, and we hope the ugly charade will be buried from public view as soon as possible.

On the affirmative side, the revival fires burning in some of our Christian colleges indicate that God is far from dead, the Spirit is working, and young hearts are open to receive spiritual blessings. We pray that the fire may spread through all our churches and around the world.

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