Full disclosure: I am a conservative, fundamentalist Biblicist who loves your magazine. After 27 years of life as a committed Christian and 22 as an ordained Pentecostal minister, I am secure in my faith and feel no threat from individuals who express views antithetical to mine. In fact I enjoy the intellectual and spiritual challenges they present. Proverbs 27:17 says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” This is how I view your fantastic publication.
Over the years I have subscribed to many different educational magazines, including BAR. Without a doubt, this is the best one that I have ever received. It is the most balanced and very often reports more than one side of an issue. Further, it is the only magazine I know of in the educational field that is not biased against religion or at least does not seem to “speak down” to religion. There are times that I think different articles are nuts, but this is a sign of a good magazine: It makes you think, go beyond what is comfortable and, at the same time, endeavors to be honest in its content. Well done.