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Christian Scholar’s Review is pleased to announce the appointment of two new editors.  Effectively immediately, David Lauber will begin service as the theology co-editor and Benjamin J. Wetzel will begin service as the history and political science editor. 

Margaret Diddams, CSR’sEditor, commented, “Having worked with David for several years at Wheaton College, I am delighted to have his leadership in this new role.  David brings a deep background of scholarship as well as experience in mentoring faculty so I am sure that he will bring wisdom and energy to this appointment. Ben has a remarkable body of work for an early scholar. I am already grateful for his careful and disciplined approach to working with potential CSR authors.”

David Lauber (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) presently serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Dean of the School of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College.  He is the author and editor of several books including Barth on the Descent into Hell (Routledge) and Theology Questions Everyone Asks (with Gary Burge, IVP Academic).     

David shared, “CSR provided me with the opportunity for one of my first publications, and I have always been grateful for this. I look forward to working with both emerging and established scholars to advance genuine Christian scholarship – within and across disciplines – in ways that also edify the vital mission of Christian higher education.” 

In response to David’s appointment, Wheaton’s Provost, Karen An-Hwei Lee, offered, “David’s rich scholarly expertise in Christian theology and ethics will enhance CSR‘s engagement with contemporary religious issues and cultural research among disciplines.”

Ben Wetzel (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) presently serves as Assistant Professor of History at Taylor University and is the author of the forthcoming Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit (Oxford University Press) and American Crusade: Christianity, Warfare, and National Identity, 1860-1920 (Cornell University Press).

Ben noted, “I am excited to serve as CSR’s associate editor for history and political science.  It is a privilege to contribute in even a small way to the production and advancement of distinctly Christian scholarship.”

Michael Hammond, Taylor University’s Provost, responded to Ben’s appointment by offering “Ben Wetzel is one of our brightest professors and I am proud to see him serving higher education through this editorial role at Christian Scholar’s Review.”

Approaching its 50th anniversary with a circulation of over 5000, Christian Scholar’s Review is a medium for communication among Christians called to the academic vocation. Its objective is the publication of peer-reviewed scholarship and research, within and across the disciplines, that advances the integration of faith and learning.

For further details, please go to and/or contact the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review, Todd Ream, at

Todd C. Ream

Indiana Wesleyan University
Todd C. Ream is Honors Professor of Humanities and Executive Director of Faculty Research and Scholarship at Indiana Wesleyan University, Senior Fellow for Public Engagement for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, Senior Fellow for Programming for the Lumen Research Institute, and Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review.  He is the author and editor of numerous books including (with Jerry Pattengale) The Anxious Middle: Planning for the Future of the Christian College (Baylor University Press, September 15, 2023).