|Changing Of The Guard|
|Issue: 80 Page No: 2 Updated: 12/27/2010 10:00 AM|
Changing Of The Guard
In 1995, Christian Ethics Today was launched by Dr. Foy D. Valentine, who wrote, “The journal means to offer readers a few cups of cold water in Jesus’ name.” Foy did just that for 28 issues after which, in August of 2000, he turned the journal over to his friend, Dr. Joe E. Trull.
It was the journal’s first changing of the guard.
Over the past 11 years, Joe (whose position has been fatuously described as “part-time”), has edited an astonishing 52 issues of the journal. During Joe’s editorship the number of subscribers has tripled, and Joe has led the journal to sponsor several highly visible and very successful conferences.
It is beyond my powers of expression adequately either to describe all that Joe has accomplished or to express the gratitude which our Board of Directors feels for Joe and his wife Audra and their contribution to all our lives through their work with the journal. I am confident that thousands of the journal’s readers share the gratitude we feel for the Trulls.
As we know from the mail we receive, many readers have come to love and appreciate the journal and what Joe has done with it. This led me to think that many of you would welcome an article from Joe about his tenure as editor, so I asked him to write such an article. He agreed, and you can see the article below.
The journal is now experiencing another changing of the guard. This issue is the last which Joe will edit. His successor is Dr. Patrick R. Anderson, and the next issue of the journal that you receive will have been edited by Patrick. As Patrick begins his tenure, the offices of the journal are being moved from Texas to North Carolina.
We on the Board of the journal wish Joe well as he makes a serious effort to retire. And we wish Patrick well as he undertakes the task that has been done so splendidly by his two predecessors, of giving readers “a few cups of cold water in Jesus’ name.”
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Humphreys, Fisher. "Changing Of The Guard" ChristianEthicsToday.
The Christian Ethics Today Foundation. Fall 2010 (Issue 80 Page 2)