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Author Archive for Aldwin Ragoonath

Aldwin Ragoonath, Ph.D., is a trained homiletician with over twenty years of pastoral experience in the Caribbean and Canada. His ministry is devoted to helping pastors develop their preaching gift, teaching Pentecostal preaching courses and facilitating seminars around the world. He and his wife make their home in Winnipeg, Manitoba. www.atmc.ca

Help Starving Widows with Children in India

Help Starving Widows with Children in India

Vision: About a year and a half ago the Lord gave me a vision on how we can help young Christian widows with small children in India. India has millions of young widows, some are Christians. Need: Indian widows live on less than $1.00 per day and usually have one meal per day and their […]

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How to Organize Your Sermon

How to Organize Your Sermon

Aldwin Ragoonath, who regularly instructs church leaders around the world how to become better preachers, teaches on the importance of organizing sermons and gives examples. These sermons will help pastors to better organize their sermons. Read the text for this sermon here: http://atmc.ca/written_sermons.html

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Lecture series on Pentecostal Preaching

Lecture series on Pentecostal Preaching

Editor’s note: With a Doctorate of Ministry in Preaching, a Doctorate of Theology in Pentecostal Preaching, and extensive experience training preachers in the Majority World, Aldwin Ragoonath is uniquely gifted to help today’s church leaders around the world. PneumaReview.com asked Dr. Ragoonath to tell us about the series of twenty-five lectures he had made available […]

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Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice

Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice

Thomas G. Long and Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, eds., Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice: A New Approach to Homiletical Pedagogy (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008). I enjoyed reading this book. It is written for teachers of homiletics, but pastors would also benefit from reading it. It is written by some of the leading homileticians […]

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Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years (New York: Penguin Books, 2010), 1187 pages, ISBN 9781101189993. I enjoyed reading this book so much that I read it over a second time and then read separate chapters that were of particular interest. You may want to do the same. The book will […]

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Leading a Church in the Twenty-first Century: An International Perspective

Leading a Church in the Twenty-first Century: An International Perspective

How Shall We Lead the Church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, preacher and international instructor Aldwin Ragoonath asks, what is hindering church growth in North America? How can we can lead towards growth in the church in the Twenty-first century?   Where I am Coming From I was born into a nominal Hindu home that […]

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Greg Heisler: Spirit-Led Preaching

Greg Heisler: Spirit-Led Preaching

  Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching: the Holy Spirit’s Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery (Nashville: B & H Academic, 2007), 156 pages, ISBN 9780805443882. Every Pentecostal minister should read this book. We Pentecostals agree strongly with Heisler when he says that the anointing of the Holy Spirit is very important in preaching. He strikes a […]

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Donald Sunukjian: Invitation To Biblical Preaching

Donald Sunukjian: Invitation To Biblical Preaching

  Donald R. Sunukjian, Invitation To Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2007), 375 pages, ISBN 9780825436666. This book is about the application of the Biblical text—moving from the Biblical text to where people live today, “the take home truth.” This book is very good on pulpit […]

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Ministry in India: 2008 Report

Ministry in India: 2008 Report

India is a complex and diverse nation. People are trapped in tradition, superstition, and religions that do not promise any hope of eternal life. Hindus believe in re-incarnation: that one is re-born several times. While westerners go in search of truth through meditation, and follow Hindu spiritual leaders, their teachings have not helped the average […]

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Keith Warrington: Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament

Keith Warrington: Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament

  Keith Warrington, Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2005), 230 pages, ISBN 9781565638716. Every pastor should have in their library this reference on the work of Holy Spirit in the New Testament. It is a scholarly and a practical book; it is not for the casual reading, although […]

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Thomas Long: Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

Thomas Long: Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

  Thomas G. Long, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1989), 144 pages. I recommend this book to all preachers who are serious about being true to the specific genres within the Scriptural text. Applying the principles in this book will help you in your preaching ministry and open up […]

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Preaching to Every Pew, reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath

Preaching to Every Pew, reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath

  James R Nieman and Thomas G Rogers, Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001), 159 pages, ISBN 9780800632434. This book is a “must-read” for every city church pastor because most city congregations have become multicultural. I have found in my own study that the majority of Pentecostal churches are racially, ethnically […]

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Arturo Azurdia: Spirit Empowered Preaching

Arturo Azurdia: Spirit Empowered Preaching

  Arturo G. Azurdia III, Spirit Empowered Preaching: Involving the Holy Spirit in your Ministry (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 1998), 192 pages. Arturo Azurdia III graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary, California, in 1998 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree. Azurdia’s book was a requirement for his graduation. (Westminster does not usually allow […]

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