From the editorial:
In this issue we are deliberately blurring the definition of confession to include both confession of faith in God and confession to God of who we are in that relationship as well as in our relationships with others and our world. In this issue, we deal with confession as a practice of the church in a variety of ways. Some of the articles are foundational—dealing with biblical, theological, and historical issues of confession. Other authors write about how the disciplines of confession function in contemporary contexts both in the church and in the world. Finally, we have three contributions that could be described in a variety of ways, but that I want to highlight here as artistic.