From the Editor
For the final issue of the year we have some strong international contributions, from Steven Bevans, Gerard Mannion and Olav Hovdelien all touching on vital issues for the Church in the twenty-first century. Bevans considers the nature of the Church in light of the papal exhortation Evangelii Gaudium, while Mannion analyses Church magisterium through the same lens. Hovdelien turns our attention to the question of secularisation, "properly understood". Local contributions from Darren Cronshaw and the NCLS team, on vitality in Baptist churches, and from Andre van Oudtshoorn on the notion of general revelation cap off the issue with some meaty essays. Enjoy and Christmas greetings to all our readership.