My friend Matthew Barrett, a May 2011 graduate of the SBTS PhD program in Systematic Theology (PhD under Bruce Ware), has just unveiled an exciting new online magazine called Credo. Those of you who are like me and love Reformation 21 will find this a similar venture, albeit from a Baptist perspective.
I‘m thrilled to see this magazine launching in October 2011 (the blog is already going full steam). Contributors include Michael Haykin, Tim Challies, Gregg Allison, Todd Miles, and many others. Here’s the description for the magazine:
Credo is Latin for “I believe.” From the early Church Fathers to the sixteenth-century Reformers to present-day Evangelicals, Christians have faithfully confessed the faith once for all delivered to the saints (Jude 1:3), over against error and heresy. Credo magazine seeks to situate itself in this biblical tradition by teaching “what accords with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1).
Credo magazine is self-consciously Evangelical, Reformational, and Baptistic: Evangelical since it aims at being supremely Gospel-centered, exalting in the substitutionary death and historical resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ; Reformational as the gospel it promotes is defined by the solas of the Reformation; and while Credo magazine welcomes contributors from diverse ecclesial backgrounds, it seeks to especially celebrate those doctrines that mark the Baptist tradition.
Credo is a free, full-color, digital magazine that is published quarterly and includes:
• Articles by some of the best pastors and scholars today on the most vital and pertinent issues in Christianity.
• Columns engaging pastoral issues in the church and monumental figures in church history.
• Interviews with important pastors and scholars on both their ministries and their new books.
• Reviews of some of the most recent books in Christian theology and literature.
I’m excited to contribute an essay on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura in the first issue. I’m hoping for and expecting great things from this venture. Baptists need a magazine like this, and Matthew will do an excellent job with it.