Senior editor Edward E. Plowman leaves this month on a special assignment to Norway, Sweden, Finland, Poland, and other points east. While reporting on the Billy Graham Crusades in those countries, he will also provide CHRISTIANITY TODAY readers with an update on the state of the church in Scandinavia and Poland. Have you ever prayed specifically for a news reporter or journalist? Pray for Ed that he may reflect back to us with insight and clarity a true picture of the work of God in those lands.

And while you are about it, pray also for Billy Graham and his team. After short stops in Oslo and Stockholm, he will conduct an intensive compaign with broad public exposure in six major cities in Poland—a precedent shattering breakthrough for the Gospel in eastern Europe.

In this issue Will Norton, Jr., interviews former Ku Klux Klan member, Thomas Tarrants. The testimony of Tarrants demonstrates once again the power of the Gospel to transform a life. As a red-necked Klansman consumed with hatred for all Jews and Blacks, Tarrants relentlessly pursued a path of violence and destruction to the bitter end. Then in the solitary despair of his jail cell, he met the Saviour and.… But you must read it for yourself. What do you think of his solution to the growing problem of violence? Share your response with other readers of CHRISTIANITY TODAY in a letter to the Editor.

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