Submission Content

Cultural Encounters – A Journal for the Theology of Culture is committed to pursuing a biblically informed, Christ-centered trinitarian engagement of contemporary culture. All submissions should reflect this purpose. This two-fold aim will be the standard by which the editorial team will view each submission.

Cultural Encounters seeks essays that display creativity, scholarly acumen, originality, an ability to engage our readership, and potential to spark and sustain further scholarship.

Article content must be culturally relevant. Topics of discussion may include but are not limited to religious pluralism, racialization, materialism, poverty, the increased urbanization of the world, the environment, cross-cultural contextualization, sexuality, genetic engineering, post-modernity, public discourse, politics, and more.

Submission Guidelines

Articles to be considered for publication should follow these guidelines:

1. All submissions are to be original contributions, not being considered elsewhere for publication.
2. Submissions should average 5,000 – –7,500 words, including footnotes, although exceptions regarding word count will be made.
3. Formatting should follow The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed., 2010. Additionally, authors should download and follow the Cultural Encounters “Grammar and Style Standards” document, available here.
4. Submissions should be delivered as electronic copy via email attachment in Microsoft Word format (please indicate whether PC or Mac).
5. On a separate document include author name, position and affiliation, full address, telephone number, fax number, and email.
6. Submissions should include an accompanying abstract of 100– – 150 words.
7. All unsolicited submissions will be blind-reviewed. To facilitate this process, there should be no author-identifying information in the text and references.

If accepted for publication, we reserve the right to edit for usage, style, clarity, and conformity with American English. All accepted submissions are subject to editorial modification with permission of the author. While the editors make every effort to safeguard accuracy, authors are ultimately responsible for the accuracy of their claims, quotations, and source citations.

It is our policy to require assignment of copyright from all contributors. Although authors of accepted submissions receive no financial remuneration, they will receive one complimentary journal and ten copies of their article. In addition, contributors are given permission to make unlimited copies of their own article provided that publishing details are clearly visible on each copy.

The copyright of all articles published in Cultural Encounters – A Journal for the Theology of Culture is held by the Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins of Multnomah Biblical Seminary. Permission to Reprint is granted under limited terms.

Book Reviews

Each issue of Cultural Encounters will review a variety of books, which integrate theology with contemporary cultural issues. Books for review can be sent to the address listed below, however, prior communication with the Book Editor is preferred. Cultural Encounters does not guarantee review of unsolicited books.

Submission Address

Send article submissions to:

Send books for review to:

Cultural Encounters c/o Institute for the Theology of Culture

Multnomah Biblical Seminary

8435 NE Glisan Street

Portland, OR 97220 USA

Questions regarding book reviews should be directed to Dr. Brad Harper.

Questions regarding submissions and procedures should be directed to the Submissions Editor.