Why Is Themelios Called Themelios?
Chris Wright explains why the theological journal Themelios is called Themelios (θεμέλιος) in an editorial he wrote in 1990:
Themelios means foundation, and it has been the aim of the journal from its beginning to be true to that foundation which Paul describes above, namely Christ himself, and, as he adds in Ephesians 2:20, the apostles and prophets. That is to say, we aim not to be a foundation (however much our articles may have been the basis for many an essay!) but to build on one. That is what foundations are for. Not to be preserved in concrete or in an archaeological museum. But to be the solid undergirding of constructive, imaginative, sound and attractive building. Biblical authority is not static but dynamic. It is authority for, authority to. The living God, in Christ and through the Scriptures, authorizes us to live and work and think for him. Not to shore up a façade of status or to cultivate an image. For we already have the highest status available to humans, as sons and daughters of God, and we are being fashioned by him into the image of his own Son.
—Christopher J. H. Wright, “Editorial: Foundation or Façade?” Themelios 16, no. 1 (1990): 3 (bold emphasis added).