It’s taken us a while, but here we are with the new Journal of Baptist Theology in Context.

A free, open-access, peer-review journal.

This Journal has emerged from Theology Live, a one-day conference that has been running for the last 3 years, showcasing Baptists engaged in theological research.

We wanted somewhere the papers from these days could be shared. We wanted to provide a space for Baptist pastor-theologians to find their way into academic publishing in a supportive context. We wanted to show that British Baptists are doing theology.

This new Journal of Baptist Theology in Context will be for Baptists engaged in theological disciplines — doctrine, ethics, bible, history, practice — to offer their work to the wider Baptist constituency and to a general audience of those who work or study in the world of theology. Most of the articles will be written by those who are pastor-theologians and many of the articles will arise out of their context and so the title of the Journal points to this.

The Journal is currently edited by Andy Goodliff, Sally Nelson, Stephen Holmes and Simon Woodman.

We have an editorial board that represents each of the British Baptist Colleges and others. Currently they are:

John Colwell – Independent Scholar
Rob Ellis — Principal, Regent’s Park College, Oxford
Paul Goodliff — General Secretary, Churches Together in England
Jason Goroncy — Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Whitley College, Victoria
Ruth Gouldbourne – Minister, Grove Lane Baptist Church, Cheadle
Steven Harmon — Associate Professor of Historical Theology, Gardner–Webb University, USA
Rosa Hunt — Co-Principal, South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff
Ieuan Elfryn Jones — Secretary and Training Officer, North Wales Baptist College
Glen Marshall — Co-Principal, Northern Baptist College, Manchester
Israel Olofinjana — Director, Centre for Missionaries from the Majority World
Helen Paynter — Director, Centre for Bible and Violence, Bristol Baptist College
Joshua Searle — Director of Postgraduate Studies, Spurgeon’s College, London
Lina Toth — Assistant Principal and Lecturer in Practical Theology, Scottish Baptist College