Laidlaw College


Volume 26 / Issue 1 / 2019


  1. Editorial

    In late 2017, Bishopdale College hosted our bi-annual School of Theology, a two-day conference where robust theological reflection is ... Read more…
  2. Guidelines for Contributors

    Stimulus welcomes the submission of material for Publication. Read more…
  3. How Church Can Appeal to Young People: A Critical Comparison

    Many churches and church leaders are interested in how they can best format their services and overall environment so that they might ... Read more…
  4. Discipleship as a “Who” Question: Bonhoeffer on Reading Scripture as the Call of the Present Christ

    “Christianity without the living Jesus Christ remains necessarily a Christianity without discipleship; and a Christianity without ... Read more…
  5. Humility as a Hermeneutical Virtue: Karl Barth on Faith and Miracles

    “For Christian faith,” Francis Watson observes, “truth is textually mediated.”[1] Read more…
  6. Set Your Hope On Heaven: Living Inside The Mission Of Jesus Ascended

    This article is designed to connect Christological insights with some contemporary matters of Christian life and the realities of church ... Read more…
  7. “All you need is Love” - Jesus: Living the Moral Teaching of Jesus in our Context.

    Most people have a view of Jesus as one of, if not the greatest, moral teachers. Read more…
  8. Holistic Discipleship: Embracing the Mission of God to All of Creation Through a ‘Green’ Reading of Revelation

    This article is an amended version of a paper given originally at the 2017 School of Theology held at Bishopdale College in Nelson. It ... Read more…
  9. Making Disciples by Performing Miracles: A Study in Mark

    The two principle themes of Mark’s gospel are Christology – the person and identity of Jesus Christ – and discipleship, what it means to ... Read more…
  10. Hearts and Minds: Leaders Reproduce Leaders

    It seems that most conversations I have in church and ministry settings all converge on the same topic: leadership development. Read more…
  11. Ministry Corner

    For this edition of Stimulus, we sat down and had a conversation with Richard Ellena, who retired at the end of 2018 after serving as the ... Read more…
  12. SYNERGEO

    “It’s not good news, I’m afraid.” Read more…
  13. Easter Procession

    Titirangi Read more…
  14. The Voice: Night, Dawn, Day

    Mark 16:1-8 Read more…
  15. St Imulus: Confessions of a Bible Editor

    You get to be a Saint because of all the stuff you’d done back in the days of temporal life – sometimes paid, often unpaid, honorary, ... Read more…
  16. Video: Do I Choose Joy?

    By the time For King and Country’s (K&C) song Joy burst onto my screen it had already been on top of LIFE FM’s You Chart for several weeks. Read more…
  17. Video: Vision: Avengers: Endgame

    Dir. Anthony Russo, Joe Russo. Los Angeles: Marvel Studios. April 2019. Read more…
  18. Book Review: Paul: An Apostles Journey

    Douglas A. Campbell Read more…
  19. Book Review: The Significance of the Temple Incident in the Narratives of the Four Gospels

    Deolito V. Vistar, JR. Read more…
  20. Book Review: Heaven: An Inkling of What's to Come

    Myk Habets Read more…
  21. Book Review: "Without Ceasing to Be Christian": A Catholic and Protestant Assess the Christological Contribution of Raimon Panikkar

    Erik Ranstrom & Bob Robinson Read more…
  22. Book Review: Stories of Therapy, Stories of Faith

    Edited by Lex McMillan, Sarah Penwarden and Siobhan Hunt Read more…
  23. Book Review: Collision, Compromise and Conversion During the Wesleyan Hokianga Mission, 1827-1855

    Gary A. M. Clover Read more…