Readers may remember Rev. Nathan Decker’s article “Sexual abuse in the church” in the January 15 issue. Rev. Decker said about the article that even though it was “difficult to write” and “troubling” and “distressing” to read, nevertheless addressing the subject was necessary because the evil is present everywhere—not only outside but also inside the church. It is the judgment of the editors that it would be profitable for the churches if more instruction were given on the subject. Painful though it is to all involved—and no one knows the pain like the victims—we plan to address the sensitive subject in the May 1 issue. We are in the process of planning this special issue and asking various writers to contribute. Pray that the subject may be treated in a manner that honors God above all and helps everyone in the very broad circle of those hurt by this evil. —BG