On September 16, 2015 a digital run of all the motive magazines went live; all, that is, but one. The final issue had notoriously been blocked by the United Methodist Church from being printed. To commemorate motive‘s digitization, B. J. Stiles, the last editor of motive magazine, donated his prints of that final issue to the School of Theology to make the collection complete.
Beside the gift, a Reader’s Theater was organized to capture the impact motive had on various people’s lives. The evening concluded with Frank Lloyd Dent, Tom F. Driver, and B. J. Stiles reflecting on the significance of motive, both for them personally and as a religious gadfly. Their talks are available below.