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Call for Papers

500 Years of Lutheran Mission: From Where, to Where?

Call for Papers

The Lutheran Society for Missiology and its Journal, Lutheran Mission Matters (formerly known as Missio Apostolica), has been for more than two decades serving as an international forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of issues related to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ globally.  the journal welcomes items from mission fields, studies and research, new developments and challenges, and reviews of recent books on mission and missions.

This message comes to you as an invitation to contribute an article to the publication Lutheran Mission Matters in November as it joins the celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation.  Outreach to those who were not already a part of the kingdom of God has been a Lutheran concern from the beginning as Luther expresses it already in his treatment of the “Second Petition” in the Large Catechism.

We ask here at the outset that all this may be realized in us and that his name may be praised through God’s holy Word and Christian living.  This we ask, both in order that we who have accepted it may remain faithful and grow daily in it and also in order that it may find approval and gain followers among other people and advance with power throughout the world.  (Kolb-Wengert, p. 447, par. 52)

Under the theme, “500 Years of Lutheran Mission: From Where, To Where?” LMM will publish articles dealing with the theology and practice of Lutheran missions as well as the outcome of Lutheran work.  Articles dealing with the past, as well as the present and the future of Lutheran mission are welcome.

The Lutheran Society for Missiology with its publication Missio Apostolica, now entitled Lutheran Mission Matters, has been in existence for more than 25 years.  Its peer-reviewed publication is indexed in the EBSCO ATLAS database, and copies of past articles are online at 

LMM articles are generally about 3,000 words in length although longer and shorter articles will be considered.  The stated deadline for submission is September 1, 2017, although other arrangements may be made through the editor.

Lutherans have a long and distinguished history in mission.  In this day and age when challenges to Christian faith seem so pervasive, we hope that you will join us in the quest to find the ways to be faithful and effective now.

Please let us know of your interest to be part of this publishing effort.  You can address further comments and questions to the Editor of the journal, Dr. Victor Raj at: 

For additional details and submission guidelines, please download this document, a Note to Future Contributors.