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  • Total Surrender: Finding Messiah at an Italian Pentecostal Church, an interview with Michael Brown

    Total Surrender: Finding Messiah at an Italian Pentecostal Church, an interview with Michael Brown

    Those who are familiar with the New Testament book of Acts, perhaps especially Pentecostal believers, know that people in various places in the first century world received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the physical sign of speaking in tongues. Both Jews (Acts 2) and Gentiles (Acts 10) had this experience. This pattern has […]

  • Bringing Our Requests to God: An Interview with Sam Storms

    Bringing Our Requests to God: An Interview with Sam Storms

    Speaking with us about his book, The Language of Heaven, pastor-scholar Sam Storms discusses the gift of tongues and the blessing it is to individuals and the local church.   Pneuma Review: At this point in church history speaking in tongues is still a controversial subject. What would you say to someone who refers to […]

  • Basic Biblical Principles of Discernment

    Basic Biblical Principles of Discernment

    The biblical principles of discernment are based on the seven foundation blocks of the previous chapter: Discernment is God-given, Christ-centered, Spirit-guided, prayer-saturated, Scripture-based, corporately-confirmed, divinely-balanced. Eight biblical principles of discernment, based on the acronym DISCERNS, include the following: Discover Biblical Precedent. Investigate for Scriptural Harmony. Scrutinize for Sound Doctrine. Confirm with Experience. Examine the Fruit. […]

  • Discipleship Through Community

    Discipleship Through Community

    Every follower of Jesus is called to be a disciple maker. In this excerpt from his book, The Community of God, Pastor Doug Bursch shows us that the New Testament says discipleship happens in and through community.   God cares equally about the individual and the group. He does not give preference to the development […]

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  • Donald Trump’s Presidency and False Prophecy

    Donald Trump’s Presidency and False Prophecy

    A guest editorial by Christian historian William De Arteaga. Readers are invited to respond by including respectful comments on the article page.   Recently, the Mark Galli’s op-ed piece in Christianity Today created uproar among Evangelical Christians.[1] He asserted that

    January 14, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Gary Rogers: Unlocking The Power Of Fatherhood

    Gary Rogers: Unlocking The Power Of Fatherhood

    Gary D. Rogers, Unlocking The Power Of Fatherhood (Charleston, SC: Palmetto Publishing Group, 2019), 142 pages. Unlocking The Power Of Fatherhood (Unlocking) starts with the courageous story of Billy Ray and his parents as they confronted the diagnosis of his

    January 3, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Church Structure

    Church Structure

    Pastor Daniel Brown says that when it comes to organizing a local congregation, “structure” should be a verb, not a noun. Sometimes the most obvious truths escape our attention until we find ourselves in a new setting. For instance, even

    January 20, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Church Staffing Suggestions: Delegation Fears

    Church Staffing Suggestions: Delegation Fears

    Pastor Daniel Brown discusses the roadblocks and complexities that keep church leaders from inviting others alongside to help shoulder the burdens of ministry. Why is it so difficult for pastors to delegate significant work and ministry to the people in

    October 5, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • The Global Christian Mission: The Maritime Global Expansion

    The Global Christian Mission: The Maritime Global Expansion

    Christian historian Woodrow Walton takes another look at the causes and effects of global navigation by ships sailing from Europe and how the mission and message of Jesus was carried throughout the world.   The Maritime Global Expansion: End of

    January 10, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Paul Hattaway: Shandong

    Paul Hattaway: Shandong

    Paul Hattaway, Shandong: The Revival Province (London, England: SPCK, 2018), 310 pages, ISBN 9780281078882. Paul Hattaway is the founder and director of Asia Harvest, a ministry that seeks to equip the Asian church to reach its unreached people groups. He has

    December 26, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Biblical Studies (more)

  • What is Basic New Testament Doctrine?

    What is Basic New Testament Doctrine?

    Veteran Bible teacher Charles Carrin introduces the central doctrines of the Christian faith drawn from the New Testament.   The truth of Scripture can never be reduced to a few theological abstractions. Jesus said, “The words that I speak to

    January 24, 2020 | 0 comments | View Post

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  • Fall 2019: Other Significant Articles

    Fall 2019: Other Significant Articles

    David Gelernter, “Giving Up Darwin” Claremont Review of Books 19:2 (Spring 2019). Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism have failed to answer the origin of any species. Is intelligent design the only scientifically viable answer? Thanks to Brigada for suggesting this long article to start some interesting conversations. “Verna Linzey Collection Deposited at Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center” iFPHC.org […]

    December 30, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Celebrating Emmanuel

    Celebrating Emmanuel

    May you enjoy a special time with your family and church family this year as we celebrate the coming of the long awaited Messiah. I share two Christmas stories that have been meaningful to me: “Peace Through Christ: A Christmas Truce” by Jim Linzey. “The Not-So-Tidy Christmas Story” by Scott Lencke   Let us also […]

    December 24, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • The Prayer of Forgiveness

    The Prayer of Forgiveness

    “Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.” Scripture is very clear that sin is a hindrance to answered prayer. Isaiah 59:2 states, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.” In Psalm 66:18 we […]

    December 14, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Eddie Byun: Praying for Your Missionary

    Eddie Byun: Praying for Your Missionary

    Eddie Byun, Praying for Your Missionary: How Prayers From Home Can Change the Nations (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2018), 188 pages, ISBN 978-0830845569. Dr. Eddie Byun is a man with significant ministry experience. He has served in pastoral ministry in America, Canada, Australia, and South Korea (page 1); he planted churches in two of the countries […]

    December 10, 2019 | 0 comments | View Post

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