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.


AMBS Alumni News

AMBS Alumni NewsThe Summer 2015 issue announces the 2015 Alumni Ministry and Service Recognition recipient Obed Dashan. It also honors Millard Lind, professor emeritus of Old Testament; Henry Poettcker, president emeritus of Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and Rosie Reschly, retired executive assistant, who each passed away this spring. For previous issues, visit the AMBS Alumni News page.

AMBS Window

AMBS WindowThe Summer 2015 issue features the 2015 graduates and their plans. This issue also lists the people who are completing the Journey program, a conference-based undergraduate ministry program. 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.