About B&H Academic
The vision of B&H Academic is to be the kind of publisher that college and seminary students can trust to stand for biblical truth without apology. Our mission is to provide resources for undergraduate and graduate theological education. Christians disagree about many things, and we want to align ourselves with those who adhere to certain basic convictions of traditional Christianity—the Trinity; the infallibility of Scripture; the reality of sin, hell, and heaven; the deity and humanity of Christ; His bodily resurrection and eventual return; the necessity of His substitutionary work at the cross, and of our personal faith in Him for our salvation; and the purpose of the church to be the body of Christ, to worship God through Jesus Christ, and to disciple and teach all men to follow Him.
It's particularly that last conviction that gives us our reason for being. Christ entrusted His church with the task of declaring the Gospel and also teaching His Word in all the world. To be faithful to that task until Jesus returns, the church must have educational resources. As part of Lifeway Christian Resources, B&H Academic is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to providing those resources. We don't exist on contributions but function as a business whose revenues support our ministry.
The fact that we operate on a somewhat narrow set of convictions does not mean that we don't let our authors say things that contradict those convictions. Rather, it means we partner with likeminded authors. Our books are not infallible guides to truth. Only the Bible can do that. But God has given to the church gifted teachers, and one way they do their work is in writing. Wise Christian teachers know that all they say may not be exactly true as they express it. Sometimes they accidentally get it wrong. Sometimes they propose a theory that seems to explain the facts of Scripture and the world as we know it. They submit their argument to the courtroom of ideas, eager to hear the response and refine their understanding. But careful Christian teachers and writers distinguish between the foundation of infallible biblical truth that we know and the various possible or even probable edifices we build on that foundation.
Soli Deo gloria