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Letter from the Editor

Dear Friends,

I am sitting in my study with a cup of coffee … (this only happens in summer). Prior to crafting this letter to you I paused to chuckle – as a miner of words – on this quote from C. S. Lewis:

Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. (Lewis, C.S. (1995) Letters to children. New York, NY: Touchstone)

I have learned a lot from C. S. Lewis. I may not yet write an editorial letter that would please him, but it is a goal!

In taking time to reflect, I find myself musing upon much that has happened since our last issue. Many of us have gathered and shared fellowship at the ICCTE 10th Biennial Conference at Azusa Pacific University. Already, we are looking forward to our next gathering at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, Canada in 2014. Between these two conference occasions, our aim is to bless you with some reading for thought within the ICCTE Journal.

This final issue for the year 2012 (Volume 7, Issue 2), features a number of articles on the topic of faith and learning. Articles explore this in relation to identity formation, our teaching task, and our search for authentic faith-learning integration. Of special note in this issue is a commemorative reprint of an original article from the early years of ICCTE, by Dan Elliot, a pioneer in the ICCTE community. We were pleased to honor Dan at our 2012 Conference for his services. Our future publications will contain more of these valuable manuscripts by others who have been, and continue to be, formative in the success of ICCTE.

We once again feature a member of the editorial team in our “Spotlight” series. Our book review editor, Hee Kap Lee, posts a review that will hopefully provoke discussion and thought. Under the editorial direction of Scot Headley and Sean McKay, we are pleased to have made some site changes.

Consider sending your manuscripts our way. We have been pleased with the response in this area since our last conference, and thank you for your participation. Be assured that Laura, James and I enjoy receiving them! Continue to send your requests to be reviewers for ICCTE .

Until we meet again, may God give you a nudge to read and hold you in the palm of His hand.

In God’s service and yours,

Christina Belcher, Editor, ICCTE Journal and your editorial team: Scot Headley (Editor at large), James Swezey (Associate and Copy Editor), Laura Barwegen, (Assistant Editor), Susanna Steeg, (Assistant Editor), Sean McKay (Site administrator) and Hee Kap Lee (Book Review Editor).