Some well-known names are on our lineups for the next few issues. As a subject: James I of England, who was responsible for the King James Version of the Bible; J. D. Douglas calls him a “very fallible Scot,” a “curiously pathetic figure.” As an author: John Tietjen, who writes from the middle of the controversy in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (we earlier published an interview with J. A. O. Preus). I will be giving my own appraisal of the problem also.

To move on to other big topics in Christendom today: we have scheduled companion articles on spiritual gifts, what they are and how the Christian can know what his or her gift is. And on ordination of women: a pro article by Paul King Jewett, and a con article by Elisabeth Elliot.

I regret to announce the departure from our staff of Harold O. J. Brown, an associate editor since January, 1972. Dr. Brown’s large gifts as a thinker and writer were a great asset to us. We are sorry to lose him and wish him well in his next area of ministry.

The title of Donald Tinder has been changed from book editor to associate editor to reflect his varied duties. He retains responsibility for book reviews.

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