Vol. 5 No. 2 (November 2013)

Welcome to the second edition of Crucible for 2013.

In this editorial I want to especially acknowledge three (3) groups of people we depend on to make Crucible worthwhile.

Firstly, the editors who spend their time working behind the scenes eliciting, reviewing, communicating and formatting articles for your reading pleasure. Without the editors, Crucible would not be possible.

Secondly, the authors who spend countless hours reading, thinking, collating, writing, rewriting and submitting their articles. We are thankful to God for the care and effort our authors give to their prophetic undertaking, and want to encourage all those who write to perceive their task as an important ministry. Without the authors, Crucible would not be possible.

And thirdly, I want to thank you—our readers—who visit our website and read our articles. Without you there would be no point to Crucible. We are grateful for your participation in this way, and it is our pleasure to serve you in your intellectual life, your spiritual life and your ministry life.

BUT we have a problem. Because of the free and online nature of Crucible, we have some idea of the number of “hits” on our website, but we are pretty much “blind” when it comes to working out who is visiting our site and the kinds of uses to which you are putting the information you find here.

SO—can we invite you to provide us with some feedback on who you are, where you are, and how you are using the articles/information you find here at Crucible? If you would take a moment to cut and paste this form into an email page and return it to me partly or fully completed, we would be deeply grateful.

Please return to Stuart Devenish, editor for Crucible.


Name: [optional] First name or initials is fine
Postcode: Or country if you live outside Australia
Ministry: How you serve the Lord
Application: How you use what you read in Crucible
Frequency: How often you visit

You might like to consider writing an article for submission yourself, and/or recommending Crucible to your friends, colleagues, and neighbors. Is there someone in your network who would benefit from knowing about the journal?

Thank you for your time and partnership.

With every encouragement.

Stuart Devenish

Cauldron: Peer Reviewed Scholarly Articles

Hjalmarson – Trinitarian Nature of Leadership – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Harrower – A Trinitarian Doctrine of Christian Vocation – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Chenoweth – Apocalyptic Eschatology and the Parables of the Mount of Olives Discourse – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Test Tube: Ministry Resources

Hussey – Sense of Community – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Packer – Christian Leadership Between the Times – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Cole – The Catholicity of the Church – Crucible 5-2 November 2013

Filter: Book Reviews

Stanley Hauerwas, Hannah’s Child

Meredith Lake, Faith in Action

Leyland Ryken, Philip Ryken & Todd Wilson. Pastors in the Classics

Scott R. Swain, The God of the Gospel