From the Secretary-Treasurer
As you may have noticed, Ihave been keeping a low profile lately, or
should I say, even lower than normally so. I have been in NewZealand since
February where I am a visiting professor at theUniversity of Otago in
Dunedin, the country's oldest university, located on theSouth Island.
Charlene and I have appreciated theopportunity to make new friends and
see some outstanding scenery, but of course everything is topsy-turvywith
fall setting in, the leaves changing, andsnow starting to fall in the mountains
which area three-hour drive away. I was involved in a conference last
month with several Christianhistorians from the Pacific area and will be
doing some lecturing elsewhere as well. We will be back in the U.S. in July.
Thus I am slow in responding to snail mail, as I haveit forwarded only
twice a month. What doescome to the office at Gordon College gets to me.
My e-mail comes to me daily so I can keep track of that better. Inspite of
my usual absent-mindedness things seem to be running reasonably smoothly
in the CFH. We now have FIDES ET HISTORIAback on schedule, and you
will be receiving the winter-spring 2002 issueshortly. We owe a real debt of
gratitude to Ron Wells and Lorrie Menninga at Calvin fortheir outstanding
effort in producing such a high-quality journal.
In December, before I left, I sent everyone a letter indicating theirdues
status. If you were told that you needed to pay your 2001dues and have not
done so yet, please send in your $20.00 ($15.00 student or retired) whilethe