Calls for papers


Making a Way in the (Virtual?) Wilderness: Where is the Post-Pandemic Church?

We know only too well that the past couple of years have seen remarkable ecclesial adaptations to the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic. While some long for a return to “normal” others have discovered generative and imaginative new spaces for the church during the pandemic. The question that lingers as the church tentatively emerges from the pandemic is: what now?

To advance this conversation, The Conrad Grebel Review (CGR) invites submissions for a special issue from scholars, pastors, and other practitioners that push beyond lament for any simple return to pre-pandemic church life to creative explorations of the possibilities for the church as it emerges from the pandemic. Submissions in disciplines ranging from theology, history, philosophy, Christian ethics, disability studies, and others are welcome. Possible topics may include—but are not limited to—the following:

  • digital placemaking
  • placemaking through the arts
  • lessons from Jewish and Christian diaspora as well as Mennonite history on how exile changes sense of place and identity
  • emerging church movements and the growth of eco-theology (e.g., Nuns & Nones, forest churches)
  • inclusion and the virtual church (e.g., disability theology)
  • schisms and conflicts arising out of pandemic-induced changes
  • encountering God outside the church
  • incarnational faith in a digital age

Length: 5000-8000 words

Submissions will be received as of 9 January 2023

For more details and/or to submit your paper contact:

Kyle Gingerich Hiebert, CGR Editor (

To view CGR’s general requirements including document format, citation style, etc. see here.




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The Conrad Grebel Review (CGR) encourages young scholars to submit material to be considered for publication. CGR is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal of Christian inquiry devoted to advancing thoughtful, sustained discussions of theology, peace, society, and culture from broadly-based Anabaptist/Mennonite perspectives. The editors welcome original submissions in three categories: Articles, Book Reviews, and Book Review Essays.


  • Enjoys an excellent reputation for quality and relevance
  • offers a forum for conversation and debate within and across disciplines
  • Utilizes qualified peer-reviewers
  • Appears in print and online formats
  • Is indexed in the Atla database
  • Attracts 10,000 users annually
  • Presents timely reviews of significant publications

CGR offers the opportunity to reach an international audience of scholars and professionals, and the challenge of publishing material of the highest academic quality. CGR editors conduct assessments with rigor and sensitivity; provide detailed, constructive peer-reviews; and maintain an efficient turnaround schedule.

For more information, including submission requirements click here.

Send Article submissions to:

Kyle Gingerich Hiebert, Editor.

Send Book Review submissions, Book Review Essay submissions, and

suggestions for books to review to:

TBA, Book Review Editor .


Submissions of manuscripts related to The Conrad Grebel Review’s mandate to publish “advancing thoughtful, sustained discussions of theology, peace, society, and culture from broadly-based Anabaptist/Mennonite perspectives” are welcome at any time.