The Artistic Theologian is designed to provide a place for publication, research, discussion, and resources for those engaged in worship and artistic ministry. We hope it will create points of connection between worship leaders, pastors, church music scholars, theologians, and students preparing for ministry. The journal and its allied resources support the point of view that a church musician should be an artist and a theologian, and it addresses the need to increase dialogue between pastors and church musicians. The peer-reviewed articles will examine in detail crucial topics. The book reviews will heighten awareness of recent publications in the field. The online posts are intended to encourage interaction and discussion of current issues. The professors’ corner on the website features syllabi from church music classes from various institutions. The peer-reviewed articles and selected book reviews will be published annually each fall, discussions will be posted each week, and the website will be continually updated with supplemental research and resources between journal editions.
I invite you to submit an article for our next edition. The selected articles will form the flow and direction of each edition rather than a pre-designed theme.
Articles for the journal should generally be about 4,000 to 8,000 words and should be submitted to the Managing Editor. Articles should use clear, concise English, following Kate L. Turabian, A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 7th edition (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007) for proper stylistic format. They should be submitted electronically as an email attachment using Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx extensions) or Rich Text Format (.rtf extension). Special characters should use a Unicode font.
Book reviews for the journal should be between 700 and 900 words.
You may send your submission to the Managing Editor by April 1, 2013.
Please join us, make a significant contribution to worship and artistic ministry, and engage in the tasks God has given to every believer.