The Press: An End to Nostalgia

Reaching more Protestant readers (454,000) than any other interdenominational publication, the 87-year-old Christian Herald has become a success by relating religion to the familiar problems of everyday life. In its intimate, folksy manner, with such articles as Why I Left Sunday School or How to Listen to a Sermon, the magazine was engaging but seldom provocative. Now the old order is changing. Last week the Rev. Daniel A. Poling, 81, announced that on Jan. 1 he will retire as editor after 40 years on the job. A conservative in his politics as well as his religion, Poling will be replaced by...

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