Frank E. Gaebelein passed his eightieth milestone this spring. CHRISTIANITY TODAY joins him in remembrance of the day, and in joyful celebration of God’s gift of this splendid Christian leader to the church of Christ. Dr. Gaebelein was for many years headmaster of The Stony Brook School in Long Island. Under his guidance, the school set a unique pattern for secondary education that was both throughly Christian and academically superb. From his experience as an educator, he wrote a highly regarded volume on the Christian philosophy of education (Christian Education in a Democracy). Beginning in October 1963, Dr. Gaebelein served for three years as coeditor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. As a member of the committee for the revision of the Scofield Bible (called the New Scofield Bible), he followed in the footsteps of his famous father, Arno C. Gaebelein, a principal consultant for the original Scofield Bible. More recently, as stylist for the New International Version and as general editor of the twelve-volume Expositor’s Bible Commentary, he continues to serve the evangelical cause with distinction long after ordinary mortals have withdrawn from a life of productive scholarship. Your friends at CHRISTIANITY TODAY and a host of friends around the world congratulate you, Dr. Gaebelein, and never cease to give God thanks for you and your vigorous witness for evangelical faith.
Also, in this issue David Adeney, veteran missionary to the Orient, and James Hudson Taylor III, President of China Evangelical Seminary (Taiwan), explore the significance of our new China policy for Christian missions and the church.1
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