Vol. 1. No. 2 (October 2008)

Welcome to the second edition of Crucible which has become, very quickly, an international journal with readers and contributors from around the world!

In this edition we have, as you can see from the list of contents on the home page, a variety of material dealing with significant biblical, theological, missional and pastoral issues. And it comes in different forms – under the heading ofThe Cauldron’ we publish formal, academic papers. These papers are all ‘blind’ peer reviewed by scholars in the field. In ‘The Filter’ there are many useful book reviews. Then, under the heading ‘The Test-tube’ you will find other ministry resources – including sermons, articles and poetry – related to the life, ministry and mission of the church.

This is because we believe strongly in the ministry of Christian thinking which applies theology to all areas of life.

If you would like to contribute an article for a future edition, please contact us.

We are very excited by the response from people around the world who continue to take advantage of our free subscription, being updated of new issues via RSS or email. Please continue to tell your friends and colleagues about us.

Brian Edgar
General Editor

Cauldron: Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles

Kariatlis – Leadership and Homosexuality – Crucible 1-2 October 2008

Ruelas – Women and Ordination – Crucible 1-2 October 2008

Case – Being a Christian is Not About Just Following Jesus – Crucible 1-2 October 2008

Test Tube: Ministry Resources

Morse – Jesus’ Use of Social Power in Honour-Shame Conflicts – Crucible 1-2 October 2008

Devenish – A Requiem for the Church

Poem – Come Follow Me – Jules Birt

Cronshaw – Dramatic Reinvention at Connection Community – Crucible 1-2 October 2008

Filter: Book Reviews

John Woodhouse, 1 Samuel

Barbara Roberts, Not Under Bondage

Nicholas Perrin, Lost in Transmission