Purpose and General Information

Stone-Campbell Journal is designed for students, scholars, and ministers of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement who think deeply about the Bible, theology, and issues related to our common heritage.

SCJ provides a scholarly platform for biblical interpretation, history, theology, philosophy, apologetics, and cultural criticism for those who value the perspective of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement and who endeavor to advance its distinctive principles today.

SCJ is a juried journal published twice annually by Stone-Campbell International.  We welcome well-researched contributions from those who identify with our purpose.

General Editor: William R. Baker, Hope International University

Publisher: Stone-Campbell International, located in Loveland, OH, is a non-profit organization formed in 2005 to serve the church and promote its unity through the advancement of scholarship within the Stone-Campbell Movement. Stone-Campbell International accomplishes this mission by fostering an international community of support among Christian scholars and students through events, publications, and other activities that enhance develop, disseminate, and preserve their scholarly efforts.  Stone-Campbell International also sponsors an annual conference in the Spring called SCJ Conference

Contributors:  Published semi-annually since 1998, over 300 contributors come largely from colleges, universities, and churches in all current streams of this Christian movement that began in the early 1800’s American frontier, commonly known in our pages as Christian Churches (independent), Churches of Christ (A cappella), and Disciples of Christ. 

Why Stone-Campbell?  Alexander Campbell and Barton W. Stone are the two most prominent thinkers from the inaugural years of the American, Christian, restoration movement, who both published prominent journals in their era of the early 1800’s (The Christian BaptistMillennial Harbinger, and The Christian Messenger) and thus their names share in distinguishing our journal.