During the last 6 months of his life, Ken dedicated much of his energy and enthusiasm to re-birthing Christian History. As a result, Issue #100, the first print issue of the magazine to appear since Christianity Today International completed its publication run a couple of years ago with #99, is in layout right now for a projected release in late February or March.
Issue #100 explores the creation and influence of the King James Version of the Bible (honoring 2011 as the quatercentennial of the KJV’s first printing). Ken’s son Bill plans to send this issue free to many folks who were subscribers when the magazine ceased publication. Within the magazine will be a response mechanism so people can say whether they would like to continue receiving the magazine.
I believe with all my heart that CH needs to live again. But I am afraid a simple response mechanism in a single issue may not draw enough response to support the magazine’s continued publication (you might say: “O ye of little faith!” A valid criticism :) ).
SO, just thinking: How would one go about starting an internet campaign to let folks know about this issue and to keep CH alive? I am open to any and all suggestions. The more detailed, the better.
By the way–Bill Curtis and I will be meeting about the magazine’s future tomorrow, Monday, Jan 17. I would love to be able to take some suggestions to him along this line.
Background: I was managing editor of the magazine 2002 – 2004 when it was with CTI. I am also acting as managing editor of this “resurrection issue,” along with a small, hardworking team of copy editors, designers, image researchers, and writers–all of whom love the magazine and want to see it live again.