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What does the Chronicle mean to you? Readers from around globe have their say


The staff, trustees, writers and editors of The Christian Chronicle deeply appreciate the support that our readers give to make the Chronicle possible to our brotherhood worldwide. By now you know that we rely on the financial support of our readers for about 45 percent of our operating costs. With this in mind, we decided to ask you, our readers, why you read the Chronicle and what role the Chronicle fills in your life. Your large number of positive responses has encouraged and blessed us greatly:
I really enjoy reading the Chronicle because it provides a lot of interesting information that I cannot get elsewhere. I like the variety of content, from the human interest stories to the book reviews. I even find the obituaries interesting.
I like your unbiased approach of reporting the news and the willingness to report on controversial matters. You are my main source of information regarding what is happening in our brotherhood.
ALLEN BURRIS
MITCHELL, IND.
I appreciate the even-handed presentation of the news, even when it might not be something that pleases the majority. I have appreciated the reporting of the meetings with the independent Christian Churches, although I wonder where this will lead.
Without The Christian Chronicle, we would have no newspaper for the Churches of Christ.
DONALD R. TAYLOR
HENDERSON, TENN.
I read it to replace rumors with fact, to stay up-to-date with our churches’ progress abroad and to hear an array of viewpoints on the featured topic in each issue. The online updates are a tremendous help.
May God continue to prosper you in your service.
CHRIS WILLERTON
ABILENE, TEXAS
I really enjoy getting your news, as we are so isolated in New Zealand. It is great to know we are part of a much bigger group. I love the Chronicle and feel encouraged by the ministries I read about.
JUNE KENT
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
I am blessed by The Christian Chronicle.
In no other print material am I able to keep up with the current issues and news of our church fellowship.
As a church staff member, reading and learning of the ministries of our sister churches encourage me to be more creative and active.
As a church member, I am inspired and motivated by the reports of our faithful and hard-working missionaries and their evangelistic efforts.
I am especially encouraged to read of the many young people who are dedicating their lives to teaching, preaching and serving. I believe that the Chronicle is a necessary and vital part of our continuing work in bringing the world the message of Christ Jesus.
JONEAL KIRBY
WEST MONROE, LA.
The online Christian Chronicle is almost the only means I have to keep up with what goes on in the Churches of Christ around the world.
CHRYSANTHOS THEOHARIS
RHODES, GREECE
Several friends and relatives have signed up after I e-mailed them your site. I still read your print publication, of course — then mail it to my almost-90-year-old mom, a few states away, after I’ve circled/highlighted some things for her attention. Your willingness to publish objective articles that directly address some of today’s controversies is of great value.
DAVE DOUGLAS
PAIGE, TEXAS.
The Chronicle is a great blessing and a big help. Your coverage seems to be balanced and pretty unbiased. I would at times think you are biased in a progressive sense just because you write about such things as the North American Christian Convention. But then I realize your coverage does not mean you’re for it or against it.
Sharing what healthy churches are doing is a help.
BRUCE SMITH
REDLANDS, CALIF.
I like the Chronicle because it is a nationwide attempt at reporting the activities of the Churches of Christ. I like the fact that you print all sides of the news, not just news that you may or may not agree with. The Chronicle keeps me in touch with the brotherhood and our missionaries.

GAIL S. TOMLINSON

SENATOBIA, MISS.
You are doing for Churches of Christ what they deserve — making the world know about them and connecting them to each other through the Internet. The many philanthropic works being done by brethren all over the world — that you make known to us — spurs me to think of others, not myself alone.

AFUH CHRISTIAN KEYAKA

BAMENDA, CAMEROON
The church needs this kind of reporting. So much bad news is reported, so it is refreshing to see the good things that are happening.
JACK VANCURREN
CUMMING, GA.
Secular news companies do not see God alive and active and thus do not report the relevance of current Christian happenings.
The Chronicle is an eye-opener that has encouraged me, and in turn I have shared publications with my brothers and sisters in Christ.
CODY B. SMITH
SELMER, TENN.
I read the Chronicle because I appreciate its objective journalism. Unlike other church periodicals, the Chronicle fills the unique function of informing without editorial comment. The role I see you playing is to inform. I’d say you do an excellent job.
ANITA ROMEO
BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
I love the Chronicle — what wonderful, inspiring, newsy articles. Thank you for being the glue that binds us to others who seek to do God’s will all over the world.
MYRA GORDON
HOUSTON

LYNN MCMILLON is president, CEO and editor of The Christian Chronicle.
Sept. 1, 2006

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