The managing editor of the Biblical Recorder, a publication of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, has announced the BR is moving to a new schedule. This year it will go from 12 printed editions to eight over the course of the year.
Subscribers to the magazine will receive it in January, March, May, June, September, October, November and December. See related story on changes involving the publication that were announced last year.
“Please know that the BR is not going away,” Chad Austin, managing editor, said Jan. 3 in an editorial on the publication’s website. “We are merely adjusting our schedule to account for changing times and current realities. In fact, changes in the BR’s publication frequency have taken place throughout the Recorder’s history for various reasons.”
Recently, Austin noted, the publication has followed a monthly routine that’s been in place since the magazine format was introduced in 2020. From 2004 to 2019, he added, the BR was printed biweekly after a long run as predominantly weekly publication.
“Producing, printing and distributing a magazine is expensive, and it is not exempt from rising costs that have impacted every other industry and sector in our economy,” Austin said. “Adjusting our publication frequency will enable us to reduce expenses and still provide regular and relevant content in print and online.”
Despite the change in frequency, he noted, the Biblical Recorder remains “focused on being a source of news and information for [North Carolina] Baptists, just like we have since our founding 1833.”
For more information about the Biblical Recorder, go to BRnow.org.
EDITOR’S NOTE — This story was compiled by The Baptist Paper, with reporting from Chad Austin of the Biblical Recorder.