Teleios: A Journal of Holistic Christian Spirituality
What is Τελειος/ Teleios ? First, it’s a Koine (Biblical) Greek word that means “whole, complete, mature, perfect.” However, it also is the title of a new scholarly journal produced by scholars of the International Church of Christ (ICOC) and the Stone-Campbell movement. Teleios is a journal of holistic Christian spirituality. It is the journal of the Teleios Society, a society established to advance scholarly study in the ICOC and beyond.
Several of the members of the ICOC Teachers Service Team have spent 2020 working on this journal. Now it is available for subscription. Please take a look at the website, teleiosjournal.com. Please subscribe to the journal.
The Apostle Paul used this word, teleios, to state his purpose for writing to the churches in Colossae, Laodicea, and Heirapolis, “It is he (Christ) whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature ( teleios ) in Christ” (Col. 1:28). This verse serves as the mission statement for Teleios. The editors pray that this journal “may present everyone teleios in Christ.”
The journal is published twice a year (in the winter and summer). The first issue will be available on February 1, 2021. The theme for the first issue will be “Let Justice Roll.” The first issue includes articles by Ronald Rolheiser, Jamila Michener, Douglas Jacoby, Jennifer Konzen, Gabe Santos, and others. The journal includes both scholarly articles and practical articles. The journal also includes original poetry and photography. Speech of the band Arrested Development contributes a poem. Many disciples from the ICOC contributed photos. The journal includes book reviews of newly published books in the area of theology, biblical studies, church history, and spirituality.
If you are looking for encouraging and engaging reading that is deep, thought-provoking, spiritual, well-researched, and relevant, then take a look at teleiosjournal.com. If you are looking for scholarly articles that are also practical and accessible, then take a look at teleiosjournal.com. If you desire to become more mature, complete, whole as a disciple of Jesus, then take a look at teleiosjournal.com.