Ecumenical Orthodoxy

Touchstone’s 25 Years of Common Witness

by James M. Kushiner, executive editor

Touchstone turns 25 years old this fall. When it began in 1986 as a newsletter, no one planned to publish it for a quarter-century or longer. But the newsletter met a need, and it grew quickly to a quarterly, then to a regular magazine.

Touchstone followed a time of religious and cultural upheaval. By 1986, we were 20 years out from the end of the Second Vatican Council, and from the beginning of the Charismatic movement and the Jesus Movement; a dozen or so years earlier, the Vietnam War had ended, the so-called Sixties (1963–1973) had also come to an end, and many of the Baby Boomers . . .

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James M. Kushiner is the Executive Editor of Touchstone.


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