Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum

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Direction is an academic journal launched in 1972. It is the product of a merger of two earlier journals: The Voice of Mennonite Brethren Bible College (Winnipeg, MB) and The Journal of Church and Society (Fresno, California and Hillsboro, Kansas).

Direction was originally sponsored by Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (Fresno), Fresno Pacific College (Fresno), Tabor College (Hillsboro, KS), and Mennonite Brethren Bible College (Winnipeg, MB). The partnership would later include Columbia Bible Institute (now College; Abbotsford, BC) and Bethany Bible Institute (later Bethany College; Hepburn, SK). More recently, MB Seminary (Langley, BC) has become a partner. The Canadian and US MB Conferences also sponsor the journal.

The journal's initial purpose was to support the founding schools in their education of pastors, missionaries, and lay persons and to assist the church in its witness to Jesus Christ around the world. But today it also serves the wider religious scholarly community by providing a forum for addressing biblical, theological, ethical, pastoral, educational, and evangelistic concerns, from both international and local perspectives. Its role is complementary to, but distinct from, scholarly journals of a technical nature and denominational periodicals.

Direction has been served by five general editors: Delbert L. Wiens (1972–75), Allen R. Guenther (1981–89), Elmer A. Martens (1976–81; 1989–95), Douglas B. Miller (1997–2007), and Victor Froese (2007 to the present).


Direction Journal

Author(s) Vic Froese
Date Published 16 Sep 2021

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