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LTJ runs themed issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. Frequently, special issues consist of invited manuscripts written specifically to focus on current issues relevant to the LCANZ which the editor would like to showcase. The LTJ editors occasionally collate theme pages to showcase scholarly articles on a specific topic published in LTJ across different volumes.

Themed topics

Volume 57 no.2 (August 2023): Voluntary assisted dying

Various volumes: LCANZ and the issue of ordination of men only, or of women and men

Volume 55 no. 2 (August 2021): Developing a multicultural mindset for the LCANZ—from a European migrant church to …

Supplement no. 1 (May 2021): Exploring facets of Lutheran education

Volume 54 no. 2 (August 2020): What will the church look like in a post-COVID-19 world?

Volume 51 no. 3 (December 2017): Inspiration and inerrancy: The LCA Debate on Scripture, 1951–1984