Publishing and Research at AMBS

Mary Schertz, IMS directorA message from the director of the Institute of Mennonite Studies

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary takes to heart the church’s need for thoughtful reflection on its practices and contemporary challenges. We take to heart the church’s need for Bible commentary and other Christian formation materials that help us grow toward God in faithful maturity. Our faculty, students, and staff produce a rich collection of books, articles, reviews, two journals, newsletters, hymns, poems, internet commentary, letters, and opinions each and every year.

These labors are labors of love: love for God, the church, the Bible, each other, the aged who are passing too quickly from our midst, the children who are tomorrow’s hope, the rest of us in between muddling through this wondrous thing called life. All of this makes AMBS source for wide-ranging resources for the church. Find here what fits the way you contribute to your congregation, the way you seek to grow in your love for God. — Mary H. Schertz

Subscribe to Vision journal

Visit the Vision: A Journal for Church and Theology website to subscribe or to order previous issues. The journal is published twice annually in the spring and fall.

Anabaptist Witness

Anabaptist Witness, formerly Mission Focus, released its first issue in October 2014, edited by Jamie Ross and Jamie Pitts. Visit the publication site to read the full text or purchase a print copy.


Mary's Prayers blog

Mary's PrayersOn Mary's Prayers, professor of New Testament Mary H. Schertz shares brief commentaries and prayers based on her sustained engagement with the biblical text. She invites others into that deep love for the text and the gracious God to whom it bears witness.

AMBS Window

AMBS WindowThe Fall 2015 issue focuses on our engagement with the Bible. Articles highlight our recent St. John's Bible exhibit in the library gallery, resources we offer to dig deeper into Scripture, and the mystery of missing Bible verses. For previous issues, visit the AMBS Window page

Toward a Communal Reading of 2 Samuel 13

Toward a Communal Reading of 2 Samuel 13This second monograph in the Intercultural Biblical Hermeneutics Series recounts Charlene van der Walt’s use of a shared reading of the biblical story of Tamar’s silencing to facilitate intercultural conversation on difficult subject matter—rape and violence against women.