Mark Granquist
From the Editor
Mark Granquist


Word & World is a quarterly journal of theology, published by the faculty of Luther Seminary, that is meant for readers who are concerned for Christian ministry in and to the world. The journal seeks to relate the word of God to the contemporary world and to relate theology to Christian ministry.

Now in its forty-first year of publication, Word & World presents theological articles and book reviews of interest to scholars and students but geared more directly to those engaged in Christian ministry. Each 100+ page issue contains articles on the theme of that issue along with features such as "Face to Face" (different or opposing views on current questions in church and world); "Texts in Context" (providing preachers and teachers with reflections, insights, methods, and models to help in proclaiming the biblical message in a particular context); and substantial book reviews.

At Word & World we take our conjunctions and prepositions seriously.

We are Word and World

Things flow both ways across an "and." Word is in conversation with world. We seek to inform and to be informed. We speak and we listen. We welcome the open connection because we believe both word and world belong to God.

We are Theology for Christian Ministry

There is direction in a "for." Theology is for the work of God in the world; it is for the ministry of the church; it is for the gospel. We recognize that if theology is for ministry, neither theology nor ministry will remain unchanged. Such change we do not fear for it is the change that comes with life and growth.

We invite you to join us in a conversation about theology and ministry, about word and world, that has—we think—both proper openness and clear direction.



  • Mark Granquist, Associate Professor of Church History, ex officio
  • Cameron Howard (Chair), Associate Professor of Old Testament
  • Lisa Swanson Faleide, student board member
  • Lois Malcolm, Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Joy Moore, Professor of Biblical Preaching
  • Alan Padgett,  Professor of Systematic Theology
  • Grace Pomroy, Director of Stewardship Leaders
  • Mark Tranvik, Professor of Reformation History and Theology
  • Wondimu Soness, student board member


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