To provide time for staff vacations, this issue of CHRISTIANITY TODAY is dated August 6, three weeks from the July 16 issue. The next publishing date is August 27, again a three-week gap, after which we’ll be back on the regular fortnightly schedule.
I recently spent several weeks in California. In San Francisco I heard Billy Graham deliver a masterly address to the Kiwanis Club International. I spent a week at Mt. Hermon Conference Grounds, ably managed by Bill Gwinn, a former student of mine. The following week I gave ten lectures on apologetics to staff members of Campus Crusade at the headquarters in Arrowhead Springs; Bill Bright, also one of my former students, is doing a great work for God on campuses around the world.
Two other former students have come into my ken recently as contributors to this issue of the magazine: Peter Wagner writes of the method of training an indigenous ministry in Chile, a country whose future is obscure since its election of a Marxist president; and Maurice Blanchard, longtime American Baptist missionary to India, skillfully deals with the importance of religious questions and answers. As I write this editor’s note, President Nixon has just told the nation of his projected trip to Red China, and that merits comment (see page 24).1
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