The President of LCMS, Matthew Harris states
'It is our desire to follow the tradition of mission that led to the founding of the Missouri Synod, to highlight and expound good examples of Lutheran missiology and to raise the height and breadth of discussion on mission so that every member of the Missouri Synod prays for the mission of the church, engages in it him/herself and supports it each according to their vocation.'
The initial journal includes the following articles:
Missio Dei by Scott R. Murray
Evangelicalism: The Heartbeat of American Protestantism and the Awkward Companion of American Lutheranism by Walter Sundberg
Response to Walter Sundberg by Lawrence R. Rast, Jr.
Ecclesiology, Mission and Partner Relations: What it Means That Lutheran Mission Plants Lutheran Churches by Albert B. Collver
The Future of Mission in the LCMS: Collaboration by Jack Preus
Teaching the Faith Once Delivered by Charles P. Arand
Challenges to Teaching the Faith as a Component of Mission Strategy by Terry Cripe What Will Happen to Missouri? by Randall L. Golter
LCMS Mission: A Paradigm of Its Own by Klaus Detlev Schulz
Response to Detlev Schultz’s “LCMS Mission — A Paradigm of Its Own” by William W. Schumacher
A Theological Statement for Mission in the 21st Century by Matthew C. Harrison
Book Review: “You Have the Words of Eternal Life:” Transformative Readings of the Gospel of John from a Lutheran Perspective
Book Review: Into All the World:The Story of Lutheran Foreign Missions
To view the journal visit http://blogs.lcms.org/category/journal/journal-of-lutheran-mission