Christian Scholar’s Review is pleased to announce the appointment of Perry L. Glanzer as its first Editor-in-Chief. As of June 1, 2020, Perry will oversee the journal’s commitment to continue its role as a premier outlet for Christian scholarship.   

While the print journal is the foundation of that commitment, Perry will lead CSR’s efforts to leverage an emerging array of platforms as means of sharing Christian scholarship. Recently, CSR launched a new website and, in the near future, Perry will expand how that site serves the journal’s audience. He will also consider how various social media platforms may be utilized.

An internationally recognized expert on moral education in colleges and universities and Christian higher education, Perry serves as Professor of Educational Foundations at Baylor University and as a Resident Scholar with Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books including, most recently, The Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Christ Enlivened Student Affairs: A Guide to Christian Thinking and Practice in the Field (Abilene Christian University Press, 2020). He also served as Co-Book Review Editor for CSR for seven years.

As a member of the search committee, Heather Whitney (Wheaton College) offered, “Perry’s experience in writing and research about Christian intellectual thought and its role in higher education will serve Christian Scholar’s Review well. He also brings to the journal enthusiasm for the continued development of its digital platform, which I believe will benefit both its authors and its readers.” 

Another member of the search committee, Steve Oldham (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor), shared, “Perry’s academic career has been characterized by a passion to take every thought captive to Christ. That passion, along with his experience, his determination and creativity, and his enthusiasm will contribute greatly to CSR’s new future. I’m excited for the contribution that Perry will make to CSR in this important position.”

With Todd Ream (Taylor University) serving as chair, the search committee also includes Jamie Potter (Houghton College), Carissa Turner Smith (Charleston Southern University), Jerry Pattengale (Indiana Wesleyan University), Dale Soden (Whitworth University), Todd Steen (Hope College), and Michelle Stinson (Simpson University). The committee will continue its work this summer as it searches for the journal’s next print editor.

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 contact the Publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review, Todd Ream, at todd.ream@taylor.edu.

Todd C. Ream

Taylor University
Todd C. Ream is professor of higher education at Taylor University and a distinguished fellow with the Lumen Research Institute. He is the co-author and co-editor of many books, including, most recently, Restoring the Soul of the University, and contributes to a wide variety of publications including About Campus, Christianity Today, First Things, Gastronomica, Inside Higher Ed, Modern Theology, New Blackfriars, Notre Dame Magazine, The Review of Higher Education, and Teachers College Record.