I’ve been greatly saddened to read that New Wineskins will no longer be published.
Keith Brenton, who’s edited the magazine tirelessly for the last few years, announced in a Facebook post that the magazine would be discontinued, with the published articles to be archived (at least for a while) and so to remain available on the Internet.
But the main ingredient was heart, and I have lost mine. [My wife] Angi was my partner in this ministry for the past ten years, starting with a simple jointly-written article and progressing to helping editor Greg Taylor move the publication from print to online, and eventually publishing it on our own. With her death on May 8, half my life and heart went with her, and it was simply too much to continue doing this.
I can imagine nothing sadder or more difficult that the loss of one’s wife, especially with a young daughter still at home. My heart and prayers continue to go out to Keith.
New Wineskins, and its predecessor publication Image magazine, have for many years had a positive impact on the Churches of Christ. During Keith’s editorship, the magazine took on a wide range of topics, many quite controversial and all very interesting. Keith encouraged a very broad dialogue, exposing us to opinions we may not have liked but which taught much about what other people think.
I’ll miss New Wineskins very much.