Fare Forward is a quarterly Christian review of ideas and cultural commentary launched in the summer of 2012 and written and produced by young adults. As undergraduates, the founding editors and writers of the journal worked with the Augustine Collective, a loose collection of college-based Christian journals like The Dartmouth Apologia. The Collective’s success and our understanding of our cultural moment inspired the editors to create FF. We aim to connect emerging Christian thought leaders and spiritual seekers to each other over rigorous reflection on faith, reason, and vocation.
Fare Forward is deeply ecumenical, drawing writers and editors from all denominations around a common creedal vision. We are united by our shared theological embrace of Christian orthodoxy, rather than by agreement on concrete political questions. The common vision of Fare Forward is what we call “thick doctrine, deep practice.” Thick doctrine points to the rich, historical depths of Christian belief, while deep practice refers to the embodied practices and visible habits that make up the Christian life. To read more about what thick doctrine, deep practice, is and how it relates to our mission, click here.
The name ‘Fare Forward’ is taken from “The Dry Salvages”, the third quartet of T.S. Eliot’s masterpiece, Four Quartets. “The Dry Salvages” is a reflection on time, eternity, and humanity’s place in between. We chose our name to reflect this awareness of the transhistorical, incarnational nature of human experience and to affirm our commitment to acknowledging both the richness of Christian tradition and our faith’s vital creativity.