Purple, or remarkable, research shares some common elements. But it can also have different shades depending on who it’s for.
Determining whether research is publishable is essentially the same action as seeing whether a cow is purple.
Faith communities can be perfectly valid audiences for your research. And like any audience, that who will naturally shape your what.
Once you know who your research is for, you can then determine what it means to create publishable research for them.
If you’re a student, your research isn’t just for your professor because your assignment likely imitates something outside your class.
Clearly understanding what you want in your research is important. Still more foundational, though, is grasping who it’s for.