An Unexpected Journal is the endeavor of a merry band of Houston Baptist University Master of Arts in Apologetics students and alumni. What began as simply a Facebook post on November 1, 2017 wishing that there was an outlet for imaginative apologetics quickly organized by the end of the year into a very real and very exciting quarterly publication.
Over the next approximately three months, we began to create. Of course, we had to produce our content, but a very important part of our publication is our own collaborative peer review process.
An Unexpected Journal is a nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Texas which has been determined by the IRS to be a tax-exempt public charity (83-1018932).
There are a variety of ways that individuals contribute to our project. After an author submits his or her work, it is reviewed by three different people prior to publication. Two Content Editors provide feedback regarding structure, argumentation, and theme while one Copy Editor keeps an eye out for grammar, usage, and mechanics. This structure and emphasis on process allows us to provide high-quality content.
An Unexpected Journal seeks to demonstrate the truth of Christianity through both reason and the imagination to engage the culture from a Christian worldview.
An interview with Clark Weidner from The Solid Faith ministries about An Unexpected Journal.
AUJ contributor, Annie Crawford, speaks on the need for cultural apologetics. (Click to listen, Annie begins at 18:10)
Jesse W. Baker
Nancy C. Brown
Virginia De La Lastra
Lucas W. Holt
Timothy Nargi, Jr.
Jamie Danielle Portwood
John Mark Reynolds
Megan Joy Rials
James M. Swayze
Melissa Cain Travis
Donald T. Williams