It is like having teachers available to me. There is no other journal or magazine that has this level of quality from the Stone Campbell tradition
-- Pat Pittman, Batavia, IL
Reading Stone-Campbell Journal not only informs me of scholarship and its impact on the local ministry, but also keeps me abreast of the currents running through the churches of the Restoration Movement.
--Jon Partlow, Preaching Minister, Pennyrile church of Christ, Madisonville, KY
I have been reading the Stone-Campbell Journal since its conception. As a preaching minister I am always looking for scholarly articles written by credible authors who have done their exegetical homework and have wrestled with theological issues. SCJ not only masters both but does so in the context of the Restoration Movement. It is the one journal I read from cover to cover.
-- Jim Boudouris, Preaching Minister, Christian Church of Allen Park, MI
Reading SCJ constantly reminds me that theology is at the core of ministry and what I believe controls how and why I minister. I cannot stop contemplating, evaluating, or postulating about my faith simply because I serve in a local church rather than a seminary or university.
--Don Sanders, Adult Education Minister, Harvester Christian Church, St. Peters, MO
I look forward to each issue of the SCJ. Every issue has been helpful in my studies...excellent scholarship...timely topics...helpful book reviews...a must read for every minister who has a desire to continue growing! Keep up the good work...this publication is needed in our brotherhood!--
--Arthur O. Peterson, II, Senior Minister, First Christian Church, Associate Editor of the Florida Christian Times, Lake Butler, Florida
Stone-Campbell Journal is the best representative of contemporary scholarship among "Restoration Movement" persons since it seeks to hear from all three voices of the movement. .
--David A. Fiensy, Dean, Sack School of Bible and Ministry, Kentucky Christian University
Only a few articles arrive in my mailbox that I do not open immediately. Saved for a time when they can be carefully perused, they are the journals that challenge my mind and move me deeper along the spiritual journey. Stone-Campbell Journal is one of those items. I always find several valuable nuggets in every issue, from articles to book reviews. I find the information very relevant to my church-planting ministry, as well as to my work with Christian Standard. It is marvelous to have such a scholarly journal available to those in ministry.
--Paul S. Williams President, Orchard Group Church Planting; Editor-At-Large, Christian Standard
As a minister, if you are looking for articles and book reviews that will challenge you to revisit or reconsider crucial biblical, theological, pastoral and cultural issues church leaders are facing in the twenty-first century, then the Stone-Campbell Journal is for you. Its authors remind us that to make such a journey is not the same thing as rejecting or rewriting Scripture or theology but how deep and powerful God's truths are in these postmodern times and how crucial it is to hear a certain Word in uncertain times. You will be invited to enter into important dialogues and find comfort or challenge--all to the glory of God.
--Robert Lowery, Professor of New Testament and Associate Dean, Lincoln Christian Seminary
Stone-Campbell Journal provides a unique opportunity for scholars from all branches of the Restoration movement to engage in meaningful dialog. It is vital that we listen to one another. This dialog provides the opportunity for both personal and community enrichment.
Michael Shannon, Dean, Cincinnati Bible Seminary
It has been gratifying to see the emergence of many serious Christian scholars whose ministries are committed to Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. What was missing was a scholarly journal that could bring this considerable cadre of scholars together in addressing issues of specific concern to the churches of the Restoration Movement. The Stone-Campbell Journal has provided such a forum.
Robert C. Wetzel, President, Emmanuel School of Religion
When the SCJ arrives in my mailbox, I turn first to the cutting-edge articles on Restoration history. They never fail to stimulate, inspire, and challenge. They alone are worth the price of subscription.
--Jerry Rushford, Professor of Church History, Pepperdine University
I have been very impressed with the high standard of scholarship that is represented in Stone-Campbell Journal. The articles regularly demonstrate rigorous study, clarity of thought, and fresh insights on a variety of biblical, historical, and theological disciplines.
John Harrison, Book Review Editor for the Christian Chronicle, Associate Professor of New Testament and Ministry, Oklahoma Christian University
Stone-Campbell Journal offers rewarding opportunities to hear from many of the best writers and thinkers identified with the Stone-Campbell Movement.
--R. Edwin Groover, President, Atlanta Christian College
Stone-Campbell Journal combines scholarship, deep thinking, and practical application while remaining true to the principles of the Restoration Movement. This valuable journal takes our readers to another level to meet the intellectual, philosophical, and theological issues facing our culture.
--Joe Grana, Professor of Preaching, Hope International University
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