Crucible’s aim is to enhance creative thinking about the relationship of biblical and theological truths to the life, ministry and mission of the church. It is a forum for scholars and practitioners to publish material, interact and resource the Christian community.
Crucible publishes three types of material:
- The Cauldron: formal, academic, ‘blind’ peer reviewed scholarly articles.
- The Test-tube: ministry resources related to the life, ministry and mission of the church.
- The Filter: book reviews
For further information on the submission of articles see the ‘Article submission’ page.
Crucible operates under the auspices of the Australian Evangelical Alliance and is sponsored by the institutions listed on this page which are partners with AEA and which, together, constitute the board of management for Crucible.
Use of material published in Crucible
All material on the Crucible web-site is copyright. Copyright is retained by the authors who grant permission to Crucible to publish. Unless indicated otherwise the following rules apply to the use of articles on this web-site.
- No article should be copied onto another web-site. Other sites wishing to refer to material published on Crucible may establish links to the Home page or to the specific article.
- No commercial use is permitted. Those who wish to make commercial use of material published on this web-site should contact the author.
- Permission is given to make a copy of material for personal use.
- Churches and bona fide educational institutions may distribute copies of articles to members and students providing that
(a) it is for genuine educational purposes,
(b) there is no charge for the material and
(c) all copies must clearly and fully provide the author’s name and details; the title of the article; the publication details (ie. Crucible: a journal of theology and ministry; the relevant issue number and date); and the web-site address.
General Editor: Rev. Dr Ian Hussey, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Malyon College.
Managing Editor: Rev. Ian Packer, Academic Registrar, Morling College (formerly Assistant Director, Ethos - EA Centre for Christianity & Society)
Editor of The Cauldron: Rev. Rob Fringer, Principal and Associate Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages, Lord of the Sith, Nazarene Theological College, QLD.
Editor of The Test Tube: Rev. Dr Ian Hussey, Director of Postgraduate Studies, Malyon College.
Book Review Editor: Rev. Ian Packer, Academic Registrar, Morling College, Sydney.
Editorial Board: Rev. Prof. Brian Edgar, Professor of Theological Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary; Dr Stuart Devenish, Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies for the School of Ministry, Theology & Culture, Tabor Adelaide; Rev. Dr Graeme Chatfield, Associate Dean of the Australian College of Theology; Dr Cheryl McCallum is Principal of Eastern College (formerly Tabor Victoria); Dr Stephen Smith, Principal, ACOM; and Dr John A. Davies, Principal of Christ College (Sydney).
We thank our editorial alumni for their contributions: Rev. Dr Glen O'Brien, Rev. Dr John McClean and Rev. Dr Darren Cronshaw.
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Brisbane School of Theology
Brisbane School of Theology (formerly known as The Bible College of Queensland and Crossway College) is an independent, evangelical and interdenominational college located only 6 kilometres from the centre of the city of Brisbane.
Christ College (Sydney)
Christ College is a Reformed and evangelical theological college and ministry training centre, committed to expounding the Biblical faith and worldview, and equipping men and women for pastoral and other forms of ministry.
Eastern College Australia
Thinking theologically about all that God is interested in – and that seems to be everything – Eastern is committed to helping Christians think through issues Christianly, carefully and creatively. With degrees in Education, the Arts, Ministry and Theology, Eastern aims to work with God to empower the people of God to transform the world.
Harvest Bible College
Since 1985 Harvest Bible College has committed itself to developing authentic leaders for the contemporary Church. We have an extensive range of empowering and theological courses available. Including on campus, distance education and online. Look through our web site and find the right direction for your life.
Kingsley College is the provider of theological education and ministry training for the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Australia. Kingsley has refocused its training and is now solely committed to providing ministerial training and education through the vocational education and training sector.
Malyon College has been called by God to help fulfill his promise: “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding” (Jeremiah 3:15). For those who are looking to know God more deeply and serve God more effectively, Malyon is a place where theology, practical skills and spirituality meet.
Nazarene Theological College
Nazarene Theological College is a community of scholars who seek to advance the work of God in the world through sound research, participation in scholarly dialogue, and effective teaching that encourages a Christian perspective of truth and life. It offers an education informed by the Wesleyan tradition, while being fully aware of, and committed to, the richness of the Christian heritage with its diversity of understandings. It encourages critical and creative thinking that fosters integration of faith, theory and practice.
Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College
Ridley Melbourne is an Anglican evangelical college with a national and international reputation for equipping and forming men and women for mission and ministry in the church and the world.
Tabor Adelaide is a multidenominational Christian Tertiary College in the Evangelical and Charismatic traditions offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Ministry, Theology, Education, Counselling, Youth, the Humanities, and the Performing Arts. Tabor is located just 10 minutes from the centre of Adelaide.
Vose Seminary’s mission is to equip God's people for mission and ministry in the world. Student background is diverse and graduates serve in many different denominations and mission organisations, in WA and around the world.
Worldview Centre for Intercultural Studies
Worldview Centre provides holistic training for people committed to being part of God's mission to reach people and plant churches.