Guidelines for Contributors

Stimulus welcomes the submission of material for Publication.

Potential contributors should contact the editors: for the Style Guide. 

Main Articles should be between 3,000 and 4,000 words. These should represent quality theological research and which speaks to contemporary thought and praxis. Articles must be accompanied by a 45-50 word biographical note. Articles will be reviewed by a blind peer reviewer. Contributors will receive a link to their published article. 

Book Reviews. Most book reviews are commissioned, but enquiries from potential reviewers are welcomed. Book reviews are between 800 and 1,000 words, but may be briefer if this is warranted. Enquiries should be directed to the Stimulus Book Review editor, Derek Tovey:

Reviews must include a 25-30 word biographical note.

St Imulus, The Voice, Hearts and Minds, Ministry Corner and Synergeo are columns of 800 - 2000 words and are normally commissioned. Contributions are welcomed for consideration. These must be signed but may be published under a pen name, these columns are not peer reviewed. 

Other items such as poems, cartoons etc are considered, these are not peer reviewed. 

Publishing. Stimulus is published June and December. 

Copy must be supplied either in MS Word (docx or doc) or Rich Text Format (RTF). Files should be emailed to the Editorial Team at

Editorial Privilege. Stimulus reserves the right to accept, decline, amend or edit any material. Stimulus is published by Laidlaw College Inc. Please direct all enquiries to:

Stimulus, Laidlaw College, Private Bag 93104, Henderson, Auckland, 0650, New Zealand. 

Phone: +64 9 836 7878


Publishers Information: 

"Our aim is to be part of the gospel imperative to transform minds and put faith into practice."

Stimulus  ISSN 2230-5963 (online) ISSN 1171-7920 (printed back copies)

Scripture quotations marked "NIV" are taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version (R). NIV (R). Copyright (C) 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011, by Biblica Inc.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

Scripture Quotations marked "TNIV" are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, TODAY'S NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION (R). TNIV (R). Copyright (C) 2001, 2005 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide.

Scripture quotations marked "NRSV" are taken from the New Revised Standard Version Bible (C)1989, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture quotations marked THE MESSAGE are taken from THE MESSAGE (C)  by Eugene H. Peterson, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

Stimulus is published by Laidlaw College as a service to the wider Christian community. The aim of the journal is to advance the gospel imperative to transform minds and put faith in God into practice through the communication of scholarship and the encouragement of intelligent debate. Views expressed in Stimulus do not necessarily reflect the policies or commitments of Laidlaw College. 

Published by Laidlaw College Inc. Auckland New Zealand.