The year 2022 has been an exciting one for Modern Reformation. We’ve celebrated our thirty-year anniversary with a redesign of the print magazine and website and published a new MR book. We’ve been privileged to feature some great writers this past year and have enjoyed lots of great discussions with our readership. Now, as we turn our attention to a new year, we are happy to announce that MR will be carried forward by a new executive editor, Dr. Brannon Ellis, who has taken over for Dr. Joshua Schendel.
Dr. Ellis brings with him a wealth of experience, including nearly a decade in the publishing industry. After graduating from Westminster Seminary California with an MA in historical theology in 2007, he completed a PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2010 with the late John Webster. He published a revised version of his thesis as Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son with Oxford University Press in 2012. That same year, he took a position as an academic editor at IVP. Then in 2014, he moved to Lexham Press where he worked as the acquisitions editor. In 2016, he was promoted to the position of publisher, and under his leadership Lexham grew into the premium midsized imprint with which we are all familiar today. In 2018, Dr. Ellis became the director of original content for Faithlife, combining Faithlife’s mobile education department and Bible study magazine editorial team with Lexham Press.
Over the years, Modern Reformation has enjoyed a distinguished line of executive editors including Ben Sasse, Mark Talbot, D. G. Hart, and Ryan Glomsrud. Joshua Schendel has now joined that list and has much of which to be proud. Under his leadership, MR underwent a transformative redesign, and he also led our staff in refocusing our editorial vision. Now, Dr. Schendel has an opportunity to return to the classroom as a professor at a college in his beloved Montana. We are grateful for him and pray for God’s blessings on all his future endeavors.
Please join Editor-in-Chief Michael Horton and me in welcoming Brannon Ellis to the helm of Modern Reformation. We believe that the magazine’s best days are yet ahead, and we’re excited to see what God will do in and through Dr. Ellis and the many friends and supporters who have been the mainstay of our work over the past thirty years.
Eric Landry is chief content officer for Sola Media.