With this issue, the name of James W. Reapsome appears for the first time as managing editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY. For a year I have functioned as my own managing editor while I have been learning the business of being an editor, and I am grateful to God for sending Jim to us. He will not only share with me the editorial tasks, but also free me for the editorial leadership I have longed to provide for CHRISTIANITY TODAY.
Jim, together with his wife Martha and daughter Sara, come to us from Pennsylvania, where he has been serving as pastor of the Congregational Bible Church in Marietta and as editor of the Evangelical Missions Quarterly. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and Dallas Theological Seminary, he began his journalistic career as a news reporter, served as public relations director of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, was editor of the Sunday School Times, taught religion and journalism at Malone College—and in the meantime managed to write several books and produce an impressive quantity of feature stories, magazine articles, and news columns, not to mention serving since 1969 as editor of Youthletter, published by Evangelical Ministries (publishers of Eternity magazine). Jim is also a member of the Board of Directors of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and of Greater Europe Mission.
We pray for God’s guidance for Jim as well as for the entire staff of CHRISTIANITY TODAY as we seek to honor the Lord in this magazine.1
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