The future of the Christian Sentinel, in 1857, became tenuous because of a series of controversial articles on the Holy Spirit by Walter Scott Russell.
Sometime in 1858, probably by summer, E. L. Craig and J. S. Sweeney bought out the Christian Sentinel in what we today call a "hostile takeover."
Otis Asa Burgess, Isaac Newton Carman, and John Lindsey
The Christian Sentinel, Devoted to Christianity and General Education, Conducted by O. A. Burgess, I. N. Carman, John Lindsey. Volume 4 (1857)
William Mallory, Otis Asa Burgess, and John F. Rowe
Christian Sentinel, Volume 3, September 1855 - September 1856
During this year Eureka College purchased the Christian Sentinel from William Mallory, Proprietor. Publication stayed in Springfield and John F. Rowe remained Associate Editor until Otis A. Burgess became Editor.
Isaac Newton Carman wrote several articles for this volume from Ashland, Ohio. He moved to Peoria, Illinois, at the end of 1856 or early 1857 when he became an editor of the Christian Sentinel.