All submissions should be sent to the editor via email (email@example.com) as an attachment (.doc or .pages formats, please). Articles should include the author's name, title or position, and location.
Additionally, the author should include a few sentences of relevant biographical information. This may be included in an email or added to the attached document itself. Biographical sketches may also feature the author's email address and website or blog link, if the author grants permission.
Participation in the mission of God involves a constant spiraling movement from praxis to reflection, back to praxis, and so on. Missio Dei is designed to reflect this movement. The journal's primary purpose is to explore a well-rounded missiology that takes both dimensions seriously, representing both the academic and non-academic facets of each.
Consider which of the four sections of Missio Dei your submission best fits.
Missional Theology (3000-5000 words; 75-word abstract)
Theology of Missions. Pieces on mission/missions from the perspective of Scripture and Christian theology.
Missional Interpretation. Interpretation of Scripture from a missional viewpoint, framework, commitment, etc.
Contextualized Interpretations. Formal pieces (exegesis, interpretation, and application) or sermons that have been contextualized for a particular culture. These articles require an explanation of the culture.
Missional Praxis (3000-5000 words; 75-word abstract)
Cultural Anthropology. Pieces on the practice and application of cultural anthropology in the mission field as well as case studies of particular cultures.
Missional Principles and Practices. Pieces on the various aspects of mission work, from fundraising to culture shock to reentry and everything in between.
Contextualized Practices. Formal case studies on missionary practices in particular cultures.
History of Missions.
Reflections (length varies: generally, keep it succinct)
Field Stories. Informal anecdotes, lessons learned, examples, etc.
Essays. Opinion pieces or critical reflection. Be advised: the quality of such submissions will be highly scrutinized due to the temptation to submit articles without doing the hard work of research and substantiation.
Art. Poetry, graphic art, etc. These submissions must be related to mission/missions.
Book Reviews (600-1000 words)
Missio Dei seeks to publish substantial reviews of a well-balanced selection of books that relate to both the interests of our subscribers and the vision of the journal. In addition to publications directly related to missiology, possible candidates for review include books on the culture or history of a particular mission field, theological or spiritual formation, developmental or relief work, etc. Due to the inclusiveness of these parameters, it is essential that each review relate its book's contents to missions and to a particular context whenever possible. The editors desire to publish reviews that serve readers by drawing out clearly each work's missional implications.