Laidlaw College


Volume 25 / Issue 1/ 2018


  1. Editorial

    In this winter edition, a variety of authors reflect on intersections between contemporary life and theology. Read more…
  2. Guidelines for Contributors

    Stimulus welcomes the submission of material for Publication. Read more…
  3. Te Kahurangi o Māhutonga

    Southern Madonna [fig.1] is a representation of Mary and her child Jesus depicted as Māori people, or tāngata whenua of Aotearoa New ... Read more…
  4. Philemon and Restorative Justice

    Restorative justice is a contemporary movement seeking to reform present judicial systems away from a punitive approach to justice focused ... Read more…
  5. The Transforming Word

    In a cartoon that appeared in the New Yorker, a clerk – tapping on his keyboard and peering at the screen – says to his customer, “The ... Read more…
  6. Removing the Rose-Tinted Glasses: Did Historical Hymns Engage in Lament More than Contemporary Worship Songs?

    In my time as a parish minister, older members of the congregation would often bemoan the state of contemporary worship music to me. Read more…
  7. Some Reflections on a Visit to PNG after 48 Years

    In 1970, as a newly married couple, my wife and I visited New Guinea, as it was then known. Read more…
  8. Synergeo - The Practice of Teaching as Hospitality

    In her 2014 article in the Journal of Philosophy of Education, Claudia Ruitenberg reflects on her visit to the Critical Theory Archives of ... Read more…
  9. Ministry Corner

    This Stimulus we have the pleasure of an interview with Reuben Munn, the Senior Pastor of Shore Community Church in Albany, Auckland ... Read more…
  10. The Voice : "What concern is that to you...?"

    John 2 1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also ... Read more…
  11. All of Me

    Using statistics from YouTube as a guide, John Legend’s song All of Me at around 1.2 billion views has been a runaway success. [1] Read more…
  12. Vision: Altered Carbon and Westworld

    Altered Carbon (2018) Created by: Laeta Kalogridis Original Network: Netflix Westworld (2016-current) Created by: Jonathan Nolan & Lisa ... Read more…
  13. St Imulus

    It has been a literary few months at St Imulu’s. Read more…
  14. Compline

    For the Musical Director, italicised sections to the tune of “Jesus Prayer” by Lynn Bauman. ¾ time signature, beginning at the second beat ... Read more…
  15. Book Review: Hebrews and the Temple: Attitudes to the Temple in Second Temple Judaism and in Hebrews

    Philip Church Read more…
  16. Book Review: The Final Days of Jesus: The Thrill of Victory. A Classical Historian Explores Jesus's Arrest, Trial, and Execution.

    Mark D. Smith Read more…
  17. Book Review: A Terrifying Grace: Sexuality, Romance and Marriage in Christian History

    Rob Yule Read more…
  18. Book Review: Migrants and Citizens: Justice and Responsibility in the Ethics of Immigration

    TISHA M. RAJENDRA Read more…
  19. Book Review: Fundamentalism at Home and Abroad: Analysis and Pastoral Responses

    Gerald A. Arbuckle Read more…
  20. Book Review: Preaching Adverbally

    F. RUSSELL MITMAN Read more…
  21. Book Review: The Watcher

    NIKKI GRIMES; ILLUSTRATED BY BRYAN COLLIER Read more…