A chronicler’s daughter shares memories
Printer’s ink flowed through the veins of Lavella Hicks McMillan…
As a retired journalist and member of the Lord’s church since 1948, I can say with assurance The Christian Chronicle has conducted business as both a true newspaper and a helpful, informative service for us as Christians. You have covered the spreading of the faith in New Testament tradition and as a chronicler of life and its challenges for us, the faithful.
I can see that your work has been a challenge, but no bigger than the challenge faced by the church, trying to convey the Lord’s message across an expanse of cultures, in the competition of ideas and the struggle to stay relevant in the lives of our young. Nothing more epitomized your success in bridging the interests than your recent stories on the legacies of Martin Luther King Jr. and Marshall Keeble (Page 1, April).
Yes, there is some reason to be concerned about dwindling church attendance. But as the Holy Spirit instructs us, our job is to plant and leave the growth to God.
Only God can save us, in accord with his will.
And we know this: With faithful servants like your staff, we may observe the course of the effort in the pages of The Christian Chronicle.
God bless you all and keep you strong.
Ernest Holsendolph served for 42 years as a writer and editor for publications including the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the New York Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Fortune magazine. He worships with the Hillcrest Church of Christ in Decatur, Ga.
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