Welcome to the new Journal! While much of what you are seeing will be familiar—articles, editorials, and testimonies—there are some design changes that we hope will make your reading easier and more interesting. Three columns for the article section, rather than two, tends to make for easier reading, we feel. Also, the type size has been increased slightly. Incidentally, the Journal now uses the same recycled paper the Christian Science Sentinel does.
All of us working on the new design went back often to Mary Baker Eddy's article "Something in a Name" (The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany, p. 353) as we thought about the Journal. We're told there the Journal puts "on record the divine Science of Truth," and it seems to us this is a living record. One of the letter writers in this issue (see p. 28) catches the spirit of the Journal very well, we think, when she says that it can serve as a record of the spiritual history of our times. And when someone keeps a journal, we know it tends to include lively impressions, life being lived, rather than formal pronouncements. It is thought in process, prayer on the move, like the notes from "A West African Diary" in this issue.