In 1998, Steven Paulson succeeded Carter Lindberg as Book Review Editor and served in that role until 2003 when he became an Associate Editor alongside Wengert. In 2012, Paulson, a frequent contributor, became a member of the Board of Directors of Lutheran Quarterly, Inc.
Pictured at their annual meeting on December 4, 1998, are directors Joseph Burgess, David Hardy, Gerhard Forde, Ronald Feuerhahn, James Kittelson, and Oliver K. Olson. Also pictured are staff members: Editor Paul Rorem, Associate Editor Timothy Wengert, Book Review Editor Steven Paulson, and Managing Editor Virgil Thompson.
In or around 1999, a promotional eight-minute video was developed by President Oliver K. Olson and Director Roald Kindem, emphasizing the way Lutheran Quarterly supports faithful preaching. Appearing in the video are directors and editors Walter Sundberg, Jr., Oliver K. Olson, James Kittelson, and Paul Rorem.
The Winter issue of 2001 published essays marking the 2000 English edition of the Lutheran Confessions, The Book of Concord, edited by Timothy Wengert and Robert Kolb, who also joined the Board of Directors that year. That issue’s Table of Contents reflects the lectures by Wengert, Kolb, Irene Dingel, Charles Arand, and James Nestingen that had been delivered earlier that year at seminaries of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
Mary Jane Haemig became Book Review Editor in 2003, leading to a substantial enlargement of the Book Review section. Still the Book Review Editor, she was also named as an Associate Editor in 2012.
In 2003, “Lutheran Quarterly Books” was begun with Eerdmans Publishing Company with the appearance of Oswald Bayer’s Living By Faith.
Three more “Lutheran Quarterly Books” from Eerdmans secured the book series as a steady source of Lutheran theology, with titles by Timothy Wengert, Gerhard Forde, and Mark Mattes. (For a full list of LQ Book titles, see the 2013 entry.)
Mark Mattes joined Lutheran Quarterly as an Associate Editor. In addition to his essays and books as author or editor, he has contributed more book reviews over the years than any other reviewer.