From the Editors: Communication/God/Change
This issue consists of a collection of articles, the majority of which are loosely related to two primary themes: communication and God.
The first four articles reflect a variety of ways in which communication occurs. It is clear that the mode varies according to content, social context, and the cultural and mental context of the communicators. Jacob Loewen applies these principles of communication to pastors, evangelists, and missionaries. Larry Warkentin invites us to apply them to art, including art forms which may be foreign to our experience. Dalton Reimer draws attention to the ways leaders communicate via their personalities. And Delbert Wiens probes the means whereby ethical values become transmitted.
We welcome Byron Burkholder and Katrina Poetker’s reflections on the sovereignty and wrath of God, respectively. Both themes reflect issues with which they wrestled in preparing for cross cultural ministry.
Herbert Giesbrecht explores issues related to change within the evangelical community, those who proclaim the gospel of a God who does not change.