Resonance Theological Journal Theology Blog Christian Evangelical Ecumenical Orthodox

Evangelical

Ecumenical

Orthodox

Resonance Theological Journal Theology Blog Christian Evangelical Ecumenical Orthodox

Evangelical

Centered on the Good News of Jesus Christ

Resonance Theological Journal

Ecumenical

Celebrating the Diverse Streams of the Christian Tradition

Resonance Theological Journal Theology Blog Christian Evangelical Ecumenical Orthodox

Orthodox

Rooted in the Historic Affirmations of the Christian Faith

Welcome

Thank you for visiting the home of Resonance, a journal to cultivate reflection and response among evangelicals who are committed to ecumenical generosity, historic orthodoxy, and growing closer to God. We pray that you are encouraged, refreshed, and provoked as the Holy Spirit speaks to you through what you find here and in the pages of each Resonance journal.

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you wherever He may send you.

May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm.

May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders he has shown you.

May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.

A prayer from Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals

Centered, Engaged & Rooted

So what is Resonance? Stated simply, Resonance is a quarterly journal devoted to contemplating God’s character and the nature of Christian discipleship. More than that, however, Resonance is seeking to cultivate a unique community of Christian disciples committed to loving God, loving neighbor and having great conversations about how to love both more fully as each day passes.

What makes the Resonance community unique? We are very intentional about being Evangelical, Ecumenical, and Orthodox all at the same time.

Evangelical

Resonance is centered on Jesus Christ and the good news of our redemption as it is made possible by His life, death and resurrection. Everything we do is simply a response to His sacrificial love for us and we pray that our lives may be offered back to Him as an offering of praise.

Ecumenical

There is a beautiful diversity represented by the whole Body of Christ and Resonance is intentional about celebrating that diversity. Each Christian tradition from Calvinism to Wesleyanism, Catholicism to Eastern Orthodoxy offers unique resources to further the journey of discipleship. Resonance seeks to draw upon the best of what each theological tradition has to offer and cultivate a community marked by its love for one another.

Orthodox

Resonance is rooted in the historic character of the Christian faith and wholeheartedly affirms its central theological tenants as expressed by scripture and the ancient creeds of the church. Click here to view our statement of faith.

Substantial & Accessible

The word “journal” can sometimes be confusing. Resonance is not a densely worded academic journal filled with specialized vocabulary and intent on engaging the world of professional scholarship. Rather, Resonance is a substantial theological publication seeking to be accessible to pastors, lay leaders, and students of all kinds. We greatly appreciate the work of professional scholarship and desire to engage those ideas, but in a way that is accessible to the practicing theologian.

In addition, Resonance is very intentional about the role of the arts in presenting the Truth to us in new and often surprising ways. This commitment to the arts causes the journal to not only value the written word but also the visual beauty of art pieces and even the layout of the page itself. Our goal is that you the reader would be inspired by both the verbal articulation of the writers and the works of art that we are privileged to feature beside them.

Truth, Beauty & Goodness

“We no longer dare to believe in beauty and we make of it a mere appearance in order the more easily to dispose of it. Our situation today shows that beauty demands for itself at least as much courage and decision as do truth and goodness, and she will not allow herself to be separated and banned from her two sisters without taking them along with herself in an act of mysterious vengeance. We can be sure that whoever sneers at her name as if she were the ornament of a bourgeois past — whether he admits it or not — can no longer pray and soon will no longer be able to love.”

– Hans Urs von Balthasar

Subscribe Today & Join a Growing Community

Resonance is offered as a new voice in defense of the contemplative and dedicated to pursuing God’s truth within a community of Christian disciples. We invite you to join us in this pursuit by subscribing to Resonance today! Each new journal volume will arrive with the turning of the seasons and we would love to have you join us for the conversation in the days ahead.