Goodbye to the Record And thank you!

Bob Dylan is right: “The Times They Are A-Changin’”—but not all for the better. How depressing that the Presbyterian Record is disappearing after 140 years. A valuable forum will be gone for learning what other Presbyterians think and are doing. Anyone who thinks there is a replacement in Twitter or online social media will be mistaken. Historians perhaps may mark this as one more pivotal event as Presbyterianism in Canada seemingly slides toward becoming a fragmented and irrelevant national denomination.

The Record staff, editors and writers deserve a huge thank you from all of us for continuing to produce such a high quality publication with diminishing resources. Make no mistake: Your dedication is appreciated by many. You will be missed. But as Joni Mitchell observed about loss: “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.”


About Rudy Platiel, burlington, ONT.