Mission, a journal associated with Churches of Christ that was published from 1967 to 1988, has been fully digitized by Mac Ice and the team at Abilene Christian University Special Collections.
I wrote about Mission a couple of years ago when the project began, and Missio Dei published a few other articles about the journal at that time:
- Greg McKinzie, “Of Gadflies and Grace: Inheriting the Legacy of Mission Journal (Editorial Preface to the Issue)“
- Brad McKinnon, “Losing Our Religion: The Legacy of Mission Journal“
- Ben Langford, “Mission Journal: Reshaping the Church’s Mission in a Changing World“
- David Lemley, “Biblical Worship and Mission in Context: Mission and Churches of Christ in Crisis, 1967–1988“
As the archive page indicates, I also interviewed some key figures in Mission‘s history in order to glean insights about its development, and Missio Dei Foundation published Bob Turner’s Mission: An Oral History.
In terms of both its representation of a transitional era and its persistent timeliness, the historical significance of Mission for Churches of Christ theology is difficult to overstate. Tolle lege!