is a bimonthly publication of the Fellowship of St. James. It is subtitled A Journal of Mere Christianity
, which replaced A Journal of Ecumenical Orthodoxy
was started in 1986 as a Chicago-area newsletter and gradually expanded into a quarterly, and is currently published six times a year. It covers matters related to Christianity
Christianity is a monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus as presented in canonical gospels and other New Testament writings...
, culture, literature, secularism, and world affairs. The subtitle of the journal is a reference to C.S. Lewis' concept of "mere Christianity
Mere Christianity is a theological book by C. S. Lewis, adapted from a series of BBC radio talks made between 1941 and 1944, while Lewis was at Oxford during World War II...
". The publication describes its approach as both theologically conservative
Conservative Christianity is a term applied to a number of groups or movements seen as giving priority to traditional Christian beliefs and practices...
Ecumenism or oecumenism mainly refers to initiatives aimed at greater Christian unity or cooperation. It is used predominantly by and with reference to Christian denominations and Christian Churches separated by doctrine, history, and practice...
. It has won the Associated Church Press's Award of Excellence (first place) for journals for 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, as well as six or seven other awards each year, including awards for articles, its book review section, and editorial courage.
The magazine's executive editor (since January 1992) is James Kushiner (Orthodox). Senior editors include Anthony Esolen
Anthony M. Esolen is a professor of English at Providence College and noted translator of classic works, as well as a popular writer for magazines like the Claremont Review and Touchstone, of which he is a senior editor. He has translated Dante's Divine Comedy, Lucretius' On the Nature of Things,...
, Robert P. George
Robert P. George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as the director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions...
, James Hitchcock, and Leon J. Podles (all Catholic); S. M. Hutchens and Russell D. Moore
Russell D. Moore is Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a pastor, author of nine books and numerous articles, as well as a teacher, and a theologian....
(both Protestant); and Patrick Henry Reardon (Orthodox). From 2003 to 2008 its editor was David Mills
David Mills is an American editor and writer who is known for his work within Christian media. He is the Executive Editor of the journal First Things and was the editor of Touchstone Magazine from 2003 to 2008.-Biography:...
has published two books based on some of its essays: Signs of Intelligence: Understanding Intelligent Design
(2001) and Creed and Culture: A