Our journal began publication in 1911. Its name was The Modern Churchman until 1996 when it was renamed Modern Believing under the editorship of George Pattison.
Articles from the first edition include:
- Ourselves and our aim by Henry Major
- The birth of the Churchmen's Union by Theodore Brocklehurst
- Modernism and modernity by Percy Gardner
From then till 1946 it was edited by Henry Major. Since then it has been edited by A W Adams, William Frend, Anthony Dyson, George Pattison, Martyn Percy and Paul Badham, with Adrian Thatcher and Jonathan Clatworthy editing it for brief periods thereafter. Since 2014 it has been published by Liverpool University Press, when Revd. Dr Steven Shakespeare became editor.