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Call for Papers

Lutheran Mission Matters Call for Papers: November 2018

Greetings in the name of Jesus,

We invite you to submit an article on the theology and/or practice of missions to the November issue of the journal, Lutheran Mission Matters.

As the theme for its November issue, the editors of LMM have selected the “setting apart” of Paul and Barnabas in Acts 13:1–4, including examining the role of the Antioch congregation in laying on of hands and “releasing” them, the guidance and sending of the Holy Spirit, and the world into which they headed. As the Lutheran Church appears to be at a point where it needs to consider God’s mission afresh, what are the messages that communicate with a twenty-first century world, a world of “Nones,” resurgent world religions, and a world of growing Islam? Who carries these messages? How? How are such messengers chosen, released, sent, and by whom?

We know that there are many people in the Lutheran Church who are convinced that the Lutheran understanding of the Christian faith is a gift of God to be shared with the world. If you have ideas that you are willing to share, we invite you to become a part of the discussion.

Lutheran Mission Matters is published twice a year and has been in existence for twenty-six consecutive years, formerly under the title, Missio Apostolica. It is published by the Lutheran Society for Missiology, an organization focused on the role in the mission of God that the Lutheran Church has played, plays now, and will continue to play into the future.

LMM articles are generally about 3,000 words in length although longer and shorter articles will be considered. LMM includes space for academic research and personal encounter in mission. For good reasons the desired deadline of September 1, 2018 is negotiable.

Attention to the theme in any particular issue does not prevent, space permitting, attention to other matters. Please let us know of your interest in this publishing effort. Send your comments and questions to the editor of the journal, Dr. Victor Raj (  Articles in Lutheran Mission Matters are indexed and are available online in the American Theological Library Association Serial (ATLAS) collection. Articles in the journal are peer reviewed.  For additional details and submission guidelines, please download this document.