Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal
Resonance Theological Journal

Welcome to Resonance!

A community of Christian disciples who are committed to ecumenical generosity, historic orthodoxy, and growing closer to God.

Resonance is a quarterly journal devoted to contemplating God’s character and the nature of Christian discipleship. We are 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 and here is what we mean by that:

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

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 does not require an advanced degree of specialization in order to join the conversation.

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 both by the verbal articulation of the writers and the works of art that we are privileged to feature beside them.

Subscribe Today & Join a Growing Community

We live in a culture that rushes along at such an anxious pace that the very concept of shalom is often dismissed as a fanciful illusion. Society’s impatience is so pervasive that it is all too easy to begin assuming that frenetic activity and a packed schedule are the norms of human experience. Without a resolute intention to the contrary, we can easily find ourselves marching to the relentless beat of our secular culture even while trying to proclaim a radically different gospel.

It is into this milieu that Resonance is offered as a new voice in defense of the contemplative. Resonance is 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.

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