This edition of Crucible marks two significant milestones. The first milestone is the achievement of our 10th edition of Crucible since our inception in May 2008. It has taken 5 editors and 65+ contributing authors to generate something in the order of 100 peer-reviewed, ministry-resource and book review items, which have been read by (we believe) several thousand readers in multiple locations around the globe. We are grateful for this opportunity to contribute to the conversations thoughtful Christians have had/are having about a range of important topics.
And the second milestone is Crucible’s first college-specific edition, where the faculty of a single college (in this case the Nazarene Theological College in Brisbane) have contributed enough articles to fill our article section and three of our five book reviews. In this edition you will find some excellent articles – some of the best articles we have published so far – on the topics of mission and holiness, sacramental living, ministry to the shamed, and the death-resurrection couplet as a central motif in the apostle Paul’s gospel in 1 Corinthians 15. A special thank you to the faculty at NTC in Brisbane, and in particular our thanks go to Rob Fringer who acted as the point-of-contact between the College faculty and Crucible editors and who has just joined our editorial board.
We encourage you to read the articles with interest, to promote Crucible among your friends and colleagues, and to consider submitting an article yourself – or even suggesting to your College faculty the possibility of contributing a college-specific edition of their own.
Grace and peace,