The parting of old friends is seldom easy (Shakespeare put it better: “Parting is such sweet sorrow”). After nine years of service, Cheryl Forbes has tendered her resignation as assistant editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. Cheryl began her ministry with us as a secretary but soon was drafted for the editorial staff. In this capacity she has served with distinction as copy editor, rewriter, and feature writer with special responsibility for Refiner’s Fire. Cheryl has begun her new work with The Genesis Project, Inc. in New York City. Fortunately for us, however, she has agreed to continue with CHRISTIANITY TODAY as Editor-at-Large. She will remain as editor of Refiner’s Fire and frequently will contribute feature articles to the magazine.

With this issue two names appear on the masthead for the first time. Carol Thiessen left her former post as managing editor of Showcase to join the editorial staff of CHRISTIANITY TODAY as copy editor. From His magazine, where he has been assistant editor, Verne Becker moves across town to become editorial assistant with CHRISTIANITY TODAY. We welcome them to our staff family.

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