Twenty-five years ago, Moody Bible Institute decided to offer a daily devotional guide to the friends of the Institute around the country, and we launched our first issue of Today in the Word in February 1988. We wanted to add some basic practicality of living the Christian walk in addition to our daily devotions, and we asked Moody Radio pastor Don Cole to write a column that reflected his dynamic radio program Open Line, a call-in program where he would answer questions from listeners. He agreed, and his Question and Answer column appeared in our first issue.
After twenty-five years of faithful ministry at Today in the Word, Pastor Cole is resigning from being one of the Q & A writers. Through the years we’ve frequently heard from readers who say that Q & A is the first place they turn to when their issue arrives each month. Pastor Cole has used his unique mix of biblical knowledge, wise advice, and common sense to answer questions from people seeking guidance. We are thankful for the great love he has for our readers, as well as his dedication to answer so many of the questions that were sent in. We appreciate his unique character and his brand of advice, wit, compassion, and humor.
In recent years we have asked some Moody Bible Institute professors and radio personalities to be the next generation of Q & A columnists. We hope that they will continue to echo Pastor Cole’s legacy of ministering to those seeking answers to the Bible’s difficult questions, as well as inquiries for how to live a Christian life.
Pastor Cole has had a lifetime of faithful service to God in so many different ways. He served as a missionary in Angola, ministered as the Moody Radio pastor and hosted Open Line, and blessed thousands of readers through the Q & A column in Today in the Word. His life has been a testimony of using his gifts given by God to minister to people.
We would like to take this time to thank him for his faithful service of writing for Today in the Word. Though we will miss hearing his voice in the pages of our devotional, we know that the impact of his ministry for God will last forever. We have been blessed to have this servant of the Lord as part of our work, and we pray that we will continue this legacy of care for readers and devotion to the Lord. Thank you, Pastor Cole!
By Paul Currie, Executive Editor
Paul B. Currie serves as the Executive Editor of Today in the Word, as well as, the Department Manager of Donor Communications. He has worked with Today in the Word since 1996. His other responsibilities include leading fund-raising efforts for the schools of Moody Bible Institute and the Moody Radio stations. Paul enjoys a variety of music, movies, books, and Southern cuisine.