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  • Jon Ruthven: What's Wrong with Protestant Theology?

    Jon Ruthven: What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology?

      Jon Mark Ruthven, What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology? Tradition vs. Biblical Emphasis (Tulsa: Word and Spirit Press, 2013), 314 pages, ISBN 9780981952642. Books on Christian theology are often written by academic types: persons of seminary and university training, but with only marginal pastoral experience. This is not true of this work. Dr. Ruthven is […]

  • Amos Yong: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh

    Amos Yong: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh

      Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005), 320 pages. The oft overused term “instant classic” is, of course, an oxymoron. To become a true classic takes time; by definition, it cannot be an instant occurrence. Still, in a less straightforward […]

  • Emerge or Submerge

    Emerge or Submerge

      Is “cultural relevance” an effective and theologically sound wineskin for the emergent church or is it moving Christianity toward oblivion?   I remember right where I was sitting. The 5 of us gathered in the coffee shop were the executive team of a para-church ministry that was really interested in re-inventing itself for ministry […]

  • Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches and Ecumenism: An Interview with Mel Robeck

    Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches and Ecumenism: An Interview with Mel Robeck

      A conversation with Professor and Pentecostal Statesman Cecil M. Robeck, Jr.   PneumaReview.com: As a Pentecostal, how do you define ecumenism? Mel Robeck: The term “ecumenism” is derived from the Greek word oikoumene, which comes from the noun, oikos. The basic meaning of oikos is “house,” and by extension, oikoumene refers to those things, […]

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  • Things That Matter

    Things That Matter

      The other day, some friends and I attended the funeral of a good friend, Pastor Andy, who died of cancer at the age of 49. This is the second funeral I’ve attended in the last few months of someone

    October 9, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Conversation with Retired Brig. General Rebecca Halstead

    Conversation with Retired Brig. General Rebecca Halstead

      PneumaReview.com speaks with Becky Halstead—the first woman general to lead in combat at the strategic level*—about faith, leadership, and how churches can support the men and women who serve in the military.   PneumaReview.com: Please tell us about where

    October 5, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Postmodern Rebels

    Postmodern Rebels

        Almost one hundred years ago, Pentecostalism emerged as a rejection of the current social structure. Sin, corruption and lack of holiness were pervasive, spreading not only throughout society, but also establishing strongholds within the mainstream denominations. With its

    October 21, 2014 | 1 comment | View Post

  • Tim Keel: Naked in the Pulpit

    Tim Keel: Naked in the Pulpit

      Tim Keel, “Naked in the Pulpit: How my preaching became an act of intimacy” Leadership Journal (Winter 2005). What a scary thought: being vulnerable to your congregation. Yet, this is the approach that Tim Keel suggests we pastors should

    October 21, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Biblical Studies (more)

  • John Christopher Thomas: The Apocalypse

    John Christopher Thomas: The Apocalypse

      John Christopher Thomas, The Apocalypse: A Literary and Theological Commentary (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2012), xvii + 716 pages, ISBN 9781935931270. John Christopher Thomas (PhD, University of Sheffield; Clarence J. Abbot Professor of Biblical Studies at the Pentecostal Theological

    June 13, 2014 | 3 comments | View Post

  • Craig Keener on the Book of Acts as history

    Craig Keener on the Book of Acts as history

    Craig S. Keener discusses volume one of his new commentary, Acts: An Exegetical Commentary: Introduction and 1:1-2:47 (Baker Academic, 2102). Part of the Seedbed series from Asbury Theological Seminary.

    June 10, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In Depth (more)

  • On Fire and Up to Date

    On Fire and Up to Date

      An extended review of Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Baker Academic, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie. Read the shorter review in the Winter 2007 issue.   The oft

    October 20, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Other Recent Articles

  • Power from on High to Bear the Fruits of the Spirit

    Power from on High to Bear the Fruits of the Spirit

      A Review of Amos Yong’s The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology by Pastor Rony Reyes.   Amos Yong is an adroit theologian and a role model for young Pentecostal theologians in the twenty-first century. As Pentecostals seek to define their identity, Yong describes a Pentecostal theology […]

    October 19, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Brian McLaren: Emerging Values

    Brian McLaren: Emerging Values

      Brian D. McLaren, “Emerging Values: The next generation is redefining spiritual formation, community, and mission” Leadership (Summer 2003), pages 34-39. What are the values of the thirty-somethings entering ministry today? Brian McLaren says that there is a lot to be hopeful about in the emerging Christian leaders who grew up in a postmodern culture. […]

    October 19, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

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