Our roving newsman Ed Plowman scoured Europe this summer and came back with glowing accounts of what God is doing there. Many people were converted at the Olympics in Munich, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. In the heartland of Europe and in small communities where people can trace back their ancestry for half a millennium, God has been doing a new thing. Plowman captures that movement in its variegated forms in an extended report in this issue, giving us a country-by-country account of what’s happening. Later we hope to talk to the theological issues raised by the growing penetration of the charismatic movement and by events in the Roman Catholic Church.
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