Academic journal article The Hymn

Editors' Notes

Academic journal article The Hymn

Editors' Notes

Article excerpt

From Adam Tice:

First, my apologies for the delayed arrival of this issue. My hope and intention had been for each season's installment to arrive in our members' mailboxes by the end of that season at the latest. However, as summer wore on, my work on the Mennonite hymnal project pushed aside the time and energy I had hoped to give The Hymn. Knowing that the hymnal work will only get more intense during our final year before production, I realized that I needed to give up editing this journal. I informed our Executive Director, Mike McMahon, and our President, Marilyn Haskel, and they rapidly secured the best possible person to take over the work with no learning curve-my predecessor, Robin Knowles Wallace. She will serve as an interim editor until the executive committee can appoint a permanent replacement. I was delighted and relieved to pass on the contents of this and the coming Autumn issue. It is entirely thanks to Robin that you are reading this summer issue before the dead of winter!

Although my tenure as editor has been short, I am proud of my two issues, as well as material you will be seeing over the next couple of issues. I am grateful to:

the editorial advisory board for its immeasurable help,

the columnists who provided energizing material,

book review editor Melissa Haupt, who is responsible for a substantial portion of the journal,

the executive committee and Hymn Society staff, for their support and faith in me,

the writers who trusted me with their research,

members of the society who encouraged me. …

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