The basics of Lutheran Forum
Lutheran Forum in print
Lutheran Forum is an independent theological quarterly for clergy and laity. Our authors belong to the ELCA and LCMS, as well as Lutheran church bodies across the world. Throughout its history, LF has pursued and pondered American Lutheran church unity, while commenting on and critiquing the state of the church. LF seeks to create a theological vision that is faithful to the Scriptures, creeds, and confessions, to support pastors in their daily work and laypeople in their vocations. We welcome both submissions to and advertising in Lutheran Forum.
Lutheran Forum online
The online version of LF features six regular columnists, among them laypeople and pastors, women and men, LCMS and ELCA. You’ll also find here reprints of important articles from other journals, conference lectures, sermons, and other good stuff. Use the RSS feed so you’re sure to be notified when new things appear!
Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is the editor of Lutheran Forum. She is married to Andrew Wilson and mom to Zeke Wilson, who was born in Guatemala. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary in systematic theology and now works as a Research Professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. She owns red socks that say, “Hier stehe ich. Ich kann nicht anders.”
Paul Robert Sauer is the associate editor of Lutheran Forum. He is married to Jessica and is the father to Katharine, Rosie, and Atadrik from the Republic of the Marshall Islands. He serves as the pastor of the Lutheran Church and School of Our Saviour in the Bronx, New York, is the elected Secretary of the Atlantic District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, adjunct professor at Concordia College, Bronxville, and known throughout New York as the "Bishop's ringer" for golf tournaments.
Lutheran Forum—both the magazine and the website—is published by the American Lutheran Publicity Bureau. The ALPB, established in 1914, is a non-profit organization independent of official church control, linked by faith and confession to the Church it serves. Committed to an understanding of Lutheran tradition as evangelical and catholic, the ALPB affirms the Church’s scriptural and confessional foundations in order to foster renewal not only within the present Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada but also in Lutheran churches abroad and in the wider ecumenical community. The ALPB holds that all those under Christ who hold fast the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions have a common life, with a distinctive role to play in conveying the Gospel message. In an era in which the Church in North America must address an increasingly dechristianized society, the ALPB makes the theological, liturgical and devotional resources of our confessional heritage accessible and relevant to all Lutherans as well as to friends in other communions. You can learn more at the ALPB website.