Vision journal

Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology is published twice a year to encourage theological reflection on the identity, mission, and practices of the church from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

The journal is published by the Institute of Mennonite Studies at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary and by the Canadian Mennonite University Centre for Faith and Life (Winnipeg, MB).

With the publication of the Fall 2017 issue, Vision has a vivid new look and a new AMBS editor, Andy Brubacher Kaethler. The CMU editor is Abram Bergen.

Vision is going digital!

Vision will be available free online beginning with the Spring 2018 issue, due out in mid-April, when the new website in Open Journal Systems will go live. Watch for more information. Plans are to continue to offer subscriptions for print copies for the time being.

Fall 2017: Proclaiming Christ in a Pluralistic Context

Edited by Mary H. Schertz

In her editorial Mary Schertz writes:

“You will find in these pages a rich assortment of experiences and perspectives. You will find a diversity of opinion and a variety of answers and suggestions. There is also something, I am gratified to say, that you will not find. You will not see anyone arguing that we need to tone down our proclamation of Christ in order to avoid offending our ecumenical or interfaith dialogue partners. Yes, in all cases, we must be respectful. Yes, in all cases, we must listen—even more than we speak. But we need not deny the strength of our convictions.”

View the table of contents.

Subscribe now to get your copy. A one-year subscription is $15; subscribe for three years for $40. Send your check—made out to AMBS—to IMS, 3003 Benham Avenue, Elkhart, IN 46517-1999, or pay by credit card by calling the AMBS receptionist at 574-295-3726. For more information, contact [email protected]. Canadian subscribers, contact [email protected].

To request permission to copy or reprint articles, contact Vision permissions. To request information about advertising rates or to reserve ad space, contact Vision advertising. To request back issues, contact the Vision managing editor.

Forthcoming issues

Back issues

Proclaiming Christ in a pluralistic context 18:2 (Fall 2017)
Faith and politics 18:1 (Spring 2017)
Body 17:2 (Fall 2016)
Discernment 17:1 (Spring 2016)
Technology 16:2 (Fall 2015)
Sabbath 16:1 (Spring 2015)
Joy 15:2 (Fall 2014)
Economics 15:1 (Spring 2014) 
Peace 14:2 (Fall 2013) 
Upside-down church 14:1 (Spring 2013)
Rethinking discipleship 13:2 (Fall 2012)
The Holy Spirit and the Christian life 13:1 (Spring 2012) 
Baptism into Christian vocation 12:2 (Fall 2011)
Idolatry 12:1 (Spring 2011)
Teaching the Bible in the congregation 11:2 (Fall 2010)
Unity and diversity 11: 1 (Spring 2010)
Testimony 10:2 (Fall 2009)
Preaching 10:1 (Spring 2009)
Sexuality 9:2 (Fall 2008)
Creation care 9:1 (Spring 2008)
Suffering 8:2 (Fall 2007)
Reconciling 8:1 (Spring 2007)
Prayer 7:2 (Fall 2006)
Salvation 7:1 (Spring 2006)
Worship 6:2 (Fall 2005)
Scripture 6:1 (Spring 2005)
Power and leadership 5:2 (Fall 2004)
End of life 5:1 (Spring 2004)
Catechesis 4:2 (Fall 2003)
Beginning of Life 4:1 (Spring 2003)
Confession 3:2 (Fall 2002)
Hospitality 3:1 (Spring 2002)
Transformation 2:2 Fall 2001)
Communion 2:1 (Spring 2001)
Spirituality (1:1)

Vision editorial council

Rick Neufeld (Mennonite Church Manitoba)
Nancy Kauffmann (Mennonite Church USA)
Irma Fast Dueck (CMU faculty)
Allan Rudy-Froese (AMBS faculty)
Kevin Derksen (MC Canada pastor)
Jennifer Davis-Sensenig (MC USA pastor)
Staff: Abram Bergen (CMU editor), Andy Brubacher Kaethler (AMBS editor), Barbara Nelson Gingerich (managing editor)

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