The Bruised Reed is a publisher of toe-tapping theology. We publish written works (primarily articles) in the Protestant, generally Reformed tradition. We are staunchly conservative and conservatively staunch. Learn a bit more here.


Will Gunter established The Bruised Reed in 2019. The original intent was for the site to be an online database of teaching Will gave to his local church in South Arkansas. The content and scope of the site grew over time to its present form.

  • August 2019
    The Bruised Reed launched

  • May 2020
    tBR launched with first monthly publication

  • January 2021
    New Magdeburg Press launched with first physical publication

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    What comes next? Stay tuned to find out…

5 Things We Do…


One of the goals we have for 2021 is to significantly increase the number of authors contributing to the site. Any author who publishes with The Bruised Reed must meet the following criteria.

  • First, affirm the Apostles, Nicaean, and Chalcedon creeds.
  • Second, affirm a Reformed confession, such as the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith or the Westminster Confession of Faith.
  • Third, affirm the Dallas Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel (link) or an approved substitute.
  • Fourth, must be approved by the curator (James W. Gunter).


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