L. Nelson Bell is at home with the Lord, and knowing that we rejoice though we miss him sorely. We will continue his column, “A Layman and His Faith,” using some of his earlier contributions until we announce his successor.

Earlier this year we started a program that now will be called the L. Nelson Bell Visiting Lectureships. Gifts in his honor will be used exclusively for this purpose.

CHRISTIANITY TODAY is reprinting Dr. Bell’s outstanding farewell sermon, “Counterfeit Christianity” (published in our August 10 issue), and his personal tract-testimony “I Say It Now.” Details are given elsewhere in this issue. In due season his book, While Men Slept, which has in it many of his “Layman” columns, will be reprinted and made available to our readers.

I commend to your prayers Mrs. Bell, who is frail in body but sturdy in spirit. A recent visit with her brightened my day and lifted my spirits. How dearly she and her husband loved each other! And how expectantly she waits for the time when they will be together again!

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