Sport Prophecy

by Eric Ecklund-Johnson

In lieu of a sport prophecy, I would like to use this space to pay tribute to the retiring editor, Phil Johnson. When he first explained to me many years ago the idea for reviving this old Swedish Covenant publication, I had a hard time imagining what it would look like. I imagine there were quizzical expressions when he explained it to others as well. Now that I’ve had the chance to see what he envisioned and what it has meant to many people for whom the more official church publications did not fully capture the imagination, I am quite impressed. I believe that he has done more than revive a publication, he and his collaborators have created a community—one that promises to continue well into the future thanks to the new editorial crew. So, on behalf of the Pietisten community, thanks Dad for having the vision to see a community that exists now because you and a few others could imagine it.

Eric Ecklund-Johnson is a neuropsychologist at the Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

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