Professor Adrian Thatcher is to return as managing editor of Modern Church's peer reviewed journal, Modern Believing.

Professor Thatcher is honorary professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Exeter. 

He previously served as editor of the journal from October 2011 to July 2013. 

He said: "I want Modern Believing to continue to be a credible, intellectually honest, wide-ranging, scholarly, accessible 'must-read' for all intelligent Christians who are weary of trite platitudes and easy answers to complex questions, and who seek instead a refreshingly different approach to living and thinking about their faith."

He takes over from Dr Karen O'Donnell, who is the head of Sarum College's Centre for Contemporary Spirituality.HIs first issue will be published in October, 2019.