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But CHRISTIANITY TODAY has one further hoop through which all articles must jump: theological accuracy and integrity. For this indispensable ingredient we rely on our panel of senior editors.
Our senior editors come from different sectors of conservative evangelical Christianity. For example, co-executive editor George Brushaber is president of Bethel College and Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. His doctorate from Boston University is in philosophy. Kenneth Kantzer is a Harvard-trained theologian who teaches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. And Oxford-educated J. I. Packer is a systematic theologian from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Each brings a perspective to our quarterly senior editors’ meetings that strongly complements the others.
To enrich the process further, we occasionally ask new scholars to serve while old familiar friends take a break. Two new members recently joined the panel: Dennis Kinlaw, president of Asbury College in Asbury, Kentucky, and Richard Longenecker, professor of New Testament at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto.
After a summer of such movie sequels as Ghostbusters II, Star Trek V, and the third Indiana Jones film, it seems appropriate that Dennis should rejoin the senior editor panel. During his initial term in 1985–87, his warm spirit and cogent comments never failed to add to the substance of our meetings, and those still on the panel from those ...1
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