Critical reviews (by Lutheran pastors and church musicians) of books and other resources for Christian worship, preaching, and church music from a perspective rooted in Holy Scripture, the Lutheran Confessions and good common sense. LHP Quarterly Book Review asks, "Is it worth the money to buy, the time to read, the shelf space to store, and the effort to teach?"
"At my request, The Lutheran Witness staff has put together this issue to inform the good folks of Synod about the financial realities that we face. The funding of this multi-billion-dollar institution called The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is complex, to say the least. It took me a good five to six years working at the International Center before I actually began to understand it. The first step in addressing a challenge is honesty about its existence and its probable causes. But this must be done with an eye on our blessings, which are truly extraordinary. We are in a definite predicament, but it's hardly all doom and gloom."
From the President -- Matthew C. Harrison
The Constancy of Change -- Larry Rast
Body and Soul Work -- Albert B Collver / Kim Krull
Mission Heritage -- Kim Krull
Fan Into Flame -- Kim Krull
Righting the Financial Ship -- Kim Krull
The Lord Gives Christians Manage -- Jerald Wulf
LCMS Seminaries -- Roland Lovestad
LCMS Schools -- William Cochran
The Concordia University System -- Adriane Dorr
Witness, Mercy, Life Together, and Restructuring -- Albert Collver
The Future Is Here -- Barbara Below
All in all, I think it makes for a fascinating read.