Laidlaw College


Volume 27/Issue 1/2020


  1. Editorial

    At the end of March, the Stimulus editorial team of Sarah Penwarden, Fiona Sherwin, and I met and discussed putting together a special ... Read more…
  2. Guidelines for Contributors

    Stimulus welcomes the submission of material for Publication. Read more…
  3. Where is the Living God in the Covid-19 Pandemic? An Appeal for Understanding that Acknowledges that we Live in a Good Creation but One Whose Occasionally Rogue Viruses need Subduing

    Where[1] is God in a Coronavirus world?[2] And how do we live wisely in such a world? Read more…
  4. The Trinity, Social Distancing, and Presence in Absence

    The world is changing. We are being called to keep physical distance in a world that was already relationally distant. Read more…
  5. Learning from Bear Hunts, Workouts and Generosity: Noticing Five Ways to Wellbeing in a Pandemic

    On the 14th of March, aware that we may face a COVID-19 enforced lockdown, I posted on Facebook an article about twelve museums that were ... Read more…
  6. Christ’s Body, the Church’s Supper, and the Real Presence in Social Distance

    Among other things, COVID-19 has brought with it an invitation to rethink what we imagine a safe society to be. Read more…
  7. Telos

    the rotary cutter freewheels abstracted lines cut without a ruler outside the rules outside the lines collars buttons cuffs ... Read more…
  8. “Out of the Great Ordeal”: Reading Revelation in a Global Pandemic

    In times of crisis, many turn to the Book of Revelation (Revelation or Rev) to search for answers or comfort, hoping that the ... Read more…
  9. Learning from “J.B.” and Job Through Pain and Pandemic: An Overview and Critique of MacLeish’s “J.B.” in Light of COVID-19

    Many of us have been moved and impacted deeply with COVID-19 and its chaotic march across the globe. Read more…
  10. In a Hiber-nation

    On 25th March 2020, the New Zealand government declared a State of Emergency. The nation moved to Alert Level 4 and went into lockdown for ... Read more…
  11. Reach, Reflect, and Rest: An Invitation by St Augustine from Psalm 4

    “The human race is admonished to turn to God, even at the eleventh hour, from its love of this world” (Enarrat. Ps., 4.4) Read more…
  12. Fear or Faith

    For many people, this is a time of fear. Read more…
  13. Saint Imulus is positive

    Saint Peter has been so busy recently that I’ve been rostered to provide him some additional assistance on Pearly Gates duty. It sure ... Read more…
  14. In the Light of COVID-19: On Doubt, Wars and Dangerous Memory

    “If everything has become doubtful, the doubting at least is certain and real,” wrote Hannah Arendt in 1958.[1] Read more…
  15. Exploring the Practice of Holy Waiting with Augustine’s De Patientia

    The extent and pace of COVID-19 infection internationally during early 2020 has necessitated the self-isolation of the entire populace of ... Read more…
  16. Where is God's Blessing in a Pandemic?

    “I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is ... Read more…