Richard Mansel assumes role as managing editor

by J. Randal Matheny, editor
richardmanselp.jpgRichard Mansel has been named managing editor of Forthright Magazine, effective immediately.
In his previous post as assistant editor, Richard went far and beyond the call of duty.
The new position reflects much of what he’s already been doing — working hard as an editor and doing much more than a mere assistant.
In 2009, Forthright will launch a new column for him. He’ll move from the old column, “Square One,” writing articles for non-Christians, to a broader approach that will allow him more freedom to address wider issues of Christian living and to deal with cultural and social issues and tendencies.
Richard has brought a new dynamic to Forthright Magazine and has worked hard as a columnist who never misses a week, as a fill-in email editor with no title, as an assistant editor who went beyond the call of duty, and now as managing editor worthy of his badge.
We’re thankful to have such dedication as his in the service of the magazine.
What does this mean to you as a subscriber? You’ll not feel much change, since Richard already has been dealing with the day-to-day email and online tasks. It does mean you’ll hear more from him, and he’ll be showing up more in responses to queries and needs.
Besides Richard’s being constantly in touch on these subjects with associate editor Barbara Oliver and me, we frequently consult together on the larger vision of the magazine’s development and growth.
Why not write Richard a note of congratulations below in the comments section?

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J. Randal Matheny

Servant of the Lord at GoSpeak
Randal and his wife have lived and worked in Brazil since 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Randal's a lefty, a chocolate lover, an author and a poet. His microblog is randal.us.

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18 thoughts on “Richard Mansel assumes role as managing editor

  1. Right on Mr Mansel
    I read Forthright every day and it enriches my spiritual life emensly. Thank you for accepting the Editor position– for committing to so much work!!
    Kelly Boerder

  2. Congratulations on your new role!
    I use some of the articles in the church’s once-
    a-month bulletin. I will continue to use them.
    There are a lot of good teaching in the articles.
    Thanks
    Shirley B. Gardner
    Greenville Ky

  3. Congratulations Richard…come back to HCU and visit us sometime. Best wishes for many issues to come.

  4. Congratulations brother Richard Mansel. I and others that I share your writings with are often greatly blessed and encouraged May the Lord continue to use you and other Forthrighters for His honor and glory (Rev. 1:5-6).
    Rafael Moreno

  5. Congratulations, Richard. I read the articles every day and even print them for others to read. Many are e-mailed. Thank you for this wonderful ministry. May God continue to bless you.
    In Christ,
    RuthAnn

  6. I just recently began receiving the email newsletter and it really has been so inspirational to me in so many ways. The messages just seem to be exactly what I need to get. I’m so happy for you and know there are exciting things to come. I began writing devotionals earlier this year, both as an emotional release as well as a ministry for my Church. If I have helped just one person in any way have their spirit lifted, then that in itself makes me smile and know God is lending a hand in helping me help others. God Bless

  7. Richard, congratulations! May God continue to bless you as you take on this new task in His Name. I’ll be looking forward to more of your input.

  8. I want to thank everyone for their kind words. I am honored that Randal and Barbara have placed their trust in me. Our readers are loyal, encouraging and we are made stronger by them.
    The best thing you can do is to continue to read and share the articles here. We want to grow so more people can be built up by the Word of God.
    To God be the glory (Ephesians 3:20-21).

  9. My name is Jeff and I preach at Yeaman Church of Christ. I have read your articles for a long time and appreciate them alot. After moving to Falls of Rough, KY in July 08 I reprinted one of your articles in the weekly bulletin and the members knew you. I hope the new work there goes well and congrats.

  10. Richard,
    Congratulations on the well-deserved role as managing editor of Forthright! Along with everyone else, I have been spiritually uplifted by your good articles and look forward to many more in the New Year that is almost upon us.
    Additionally, thank you for promoting my Bible article blog with those of your acquaintance – it is much appreciated.
    May God receive the glory of our efforts in the coming year!
    Brotherly,
    Mike

  11. Looking forward to the continued quality and spiritual blessings that I’ve gained from Forthright for a number of years.
    Great lessons and ideas!
    Richard, praying for you and that God will continue to grant you wisdom and boldness in all of your ministeries.
    Ron

  12. Richard, This is great news! I appreciate the fact that you use so many scriptures in your articles. Continue to be “instant in season and out of season”.

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