The journal, Brethren Life and Thought, is celebrating 60 years and editor Denise Kettering-Lane has planned two exciting issues to help celebrate, according to Karen Garrett, managing editor.
Brethren Life and Thought is a joint publication of Bethany Theological Seminary and the Brethren Journal Association. The journal solicits thoughtful interpretive essays, scholarly articles, and short creative works, including poetry, related to the faith, heritage, and practices of the Church of the Brethren and related movements, including the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches.
Vol. 60 No. 1 (Spring 2015) will revisit popular articles from the past, offering contemporary reflections on topics such as women in ministry, the peace position, adult baptism, worship, and church leadership. Dana Cassell, Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm, Christina Bucher, Scott Holland, John Ballinger, and Samuel Funkhouser will consider current positions on these topics in conversation with past Brethren Life and Thought articles.
Vol. 60 No. 2 (Fall 2015) is planned to honor the late Kenneth Shaffer, Brethren historian and archivist, who supported Brethren Life and Thought for many years and served the Journal Association board in many capacities. Articles will discuss a variety of historical topics as well as issues related to the preservation of Brethren materials. There also will be several short reflections on Shaffer’s contributions among the Brethren.
Suscriptions begin at $30 per year for individuals. New subscribers are invited to visit bethanyseminary.edu/blt/subscribe where current subscribers also may renew their subscriptions online. Or subscription payments may be mailed to Brethren Life and Thought, Bethany Theological Seminary, 615 National Rd. W., Richmond, IN 47374.