At, we publish a broad range of articles on biblical, theological, ecclesiastical, historical, cultural, and practical topics in order to help serve the church of Jesus Christ throughout the world for the glory of God.

Here are some details to keep in mind as you prepare your submission.

Article Length: Your article should be 800–1,500 words, unless you have received special instructions or approval from our editorial team.

Topic Selection: If we do not propose a topic to you, then you may choose one at your discretion. However, you must submit your topic to be approved in advance.

Confessional: Your article should reflect the teachings of the major ecumenical creeds (Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Definition of Chalcedon) and one of the Reformed confessions (Westminster Standards, Three Forms of Unity, 1689 London Baptist Confession, Thirty-Nine Articles).

Audience: Although we seek to help readers understand the deeper matters of the Christian faith, we do not publish primarily for a scholarly audience, and we are not an academic journal. At the same time, our goal is to provide in-depth consideration of theological, biblical, historical, cultural, and practical topics for believers at every stage of Christian growth and theological understanding. Depending on the subject of your article, we encourage you to develop your article for an audience that is willing to study weightier exegetical, theological, and pastoral matters.

Honorarium: Each article we publish will receive an honorarium shortly after receipt. If you are a new contributor to Ligonier Ministries, please include a completed W-9 with your submission.

Bible Version: We recommend the use of the English Standard Version. If you use a translation other than the ESV, please note it in your article.

Document Format: Please submit your article in Word (.docx) or plain text (.txt or .rtf) format.

Footnotes: You may use footnotes. Please use in-text parenthetical citations for Bible references.

Standards: Consult The Chicago Manual of Style or The Christian Writer’s Manual of Style for writing standards.

Rights: You will have full rights to your article ten days after it is published on our site. At that point, you are welcome to use the article elsewhere.

Editing and Publication: After submitting your article, it will pass through an editorial process and be queued for posting. After your article has been edited, we will not send the edited article to you before posting unless you request it. Your article may not be published for several months. If you would like to know the publication date in advance, please let us know when you make your submission.

Bios: We will include a brief author bio at the end of your article. Please include your preferred biographical information with your submission, which may be edited to conform to our style.

If you have a question that is not answered above, please contact a member of our editorial team.

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