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Can you remember the last time you participated in a conversation about current thought trends shaping our world, sparked by an article in a contemporary publication with a Christian perspective? Well, the time is now. The publication is Books & Culture.

Meet the Editor

DAVID NEFF is the executive editor and an editorial vice president of Christianity Today, Inc. Before arriving at CTi in 1985, David served as editor of HIS magazine, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's now defunct periodical for college and university students.

In his pre-editorial existence, David spent 12 years in pastoral ministry. He holds the M.Div. from Andrews University (Mich.) and did further graduate study at San Francisco Theological Seminary.

David currently pursues his avocation of church music as the organist/choirmaster of his local church. He and his wife, LaVonne, who is executive editor for trade books at Loyola Press, have two grown daughters and three grandchildren--and one dog to ease the pain of Empty-Nest Syndrome. "My position at CT allows me to see and hear a lot of wonderful things that are happening in the name of religion," says David. "If you listen only to the general media, and feed on stereotypes, you would think religion is, in the main, damaging our society. From where I sit, I know better."

JOHN WILSON is editor of BOOKS & CULTURE and editor at large for CHRISTIANITY TODAY magazine. He received a B.A. from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., in 1970 and an M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles, in 1975. He has a book on the soul forthcoming from Paraclete Press in 2000 and is editing an anthology, Best Christian Writing 2000, forthcoming from HarperSanFrancisco. He and his wife, Wendy, are members of Faith Evangelical Covenant Church in Wheaton; they have four children.     (NOT PICTURED)

MICHAEL G. MAUDLIN  is also executive  editor of BOOKS &CULTURE. "Mickey" came to CT in 1989, after spending six years as a book editor at  InterVarsity Press. After four years of heading up CT's book-review section, Mickey was named Managing Editor in 1993.  Mickey did his undergraduate work in psychology at Miami University (Ohio) and earned as M.A. in theology from the Wheaton College Graduate School.

"I am excited about the work CT is doing,: says Mickey"I believe CT plays a vital role in the Christian community. There are few outlets for the articulation of a vibrant, balanced, and reasoned view of the faith that reaches a wide audience. Our goal is to be that voice.