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H. Murray Hohns went home to be with Jesus on November 28, 2012. He was on staff at the largest church in Hawaii and served on his denomination's investment committee from 1999 until his death. Hohns held two degrees in Civil Engineering, an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary, and served as an instructor at Foursquare's New Hope Christian College (formerly Pacific Rim Christian College) in Honolulu. He wrote six engineering books and hundreds of articles in every type of newspaper, magazine and journal.

I Remember Oral Roberts

I Remember Oral Roberts

  The death of Oral Roberts early in 2010 was quickly followed by many articles and stories that were published in Christian and other periodicals. I knew Mr. Roberts only briefly, but during that short period, he taught me several things which are worth passing on. I heard of Roberts shortly after I was saved […]

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There Are Times When We Must Declare War

There Are Times When We Must Declare War

  Jack Hayford preached a sermon at Church on the Way in 1982. He chose Ephesians 6 for his scripture from which he described the armor of God, and how we were to embrace and wear that armor to ward off attacks of the enemy of our souls. I was 51, single, lonely and living […]

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Myron Noble: And They Yet Speak

Myron Noble: And They Yet Speak

E. Myron Noble, And They Yet Speak: Historical Survey of African American Pentecostal-Holiness Churches in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C., 1900-2006 (Middle Atlantic Regional Press, 2006), 437 pages, ISBN 9781877971280. I have been a history buff for much of my life with a particular emphasis on the history of the Holiness Pentecostal Tradition. I remember […]

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Wayne Cordeiro: Leading on Empty

Wayne Cordeiro: Leading on Empty

  Wayne Cordeiro, Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion (Minneapolis; Bethany House, 2009), 213 pages, ISBN 9780764203503. I know this author well. He is my pastor, and I love him. I am 22 years his senior and have been on his pastoral staff since 1995, longer than any other pastor still […]

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Vinson Synan: Voices of Pentecost

Vinson Synan: Voices of Pentecost

Vinson Synan, Voices of Pentecost: Testimonies of Lives Touched by the Holy Spirit (Servant Publications, 2003), 180 pages. Vinson Synan wrote this book at the urging of the publisher and Bert Ghezzi, his good friend. I know that name but cannot remember why. This book is a small soft covered volume that contains a quotation, […]

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God answers prayer at the altar

God answers prayer at the altar

Pastor Mur shares a story of how God answered a prayer in ways he never expected. There are nearly 50 Foursquare churches in Hawaii, and 75,000 people get to go to these great churches each weekend. They are full gospel churches that grew out of the ministries of two men – Ralph Moore and Wayne […]

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Don Finto: God's Promise and the Future of Israel

Don Finto: God’s Promise and the Future of Israel

Don Finto, God’s Promise and the Future of Israel: Compelling Questions People Ask About Israel and the Middle East (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2005), 231 pages. Pastor Jack Hayford, President of the Foursquare Gospel Church purchased a special run of this book and mailed a copy of this book to every minister in his denomination. […]

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Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin B. Tucker, A Primer for Pastors: A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004), 221 pages, ISBN 9780825438868. This book is “A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills,” it is a guide full of good counsel about what pastors will encounter in their careers. Pastor Tucker writes from the perspective of one who […]

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Grant McClung: Pentecostals: The Sequel

Grant McClung: Pentecostals: The Sequel

  Grant McClung, “Pentecostals: The Sequel: What will it take for this world phenomenon to stay vibrant for another 100 years?” Christianity Today (April 2006), pages 30-36. While some of us who have been reading Christianity Today for years and years—I started in 1961 when the magazine was five years old—may not expect supportive articles […]

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Cornelius Plantinga: Engaging God's World

Cornelius Plantinga: Engaging God’s World

Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Engaging God’s World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2002), 145 pages. This book was written to fill a need that concerned the leadership at Calvin College–wanting to keep Calvin a college that is Christian. Though presented to a wider Christian audience, Plantinga […]

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C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson: Out of Africa

C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson: Out of Africa

  C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson, eds., Out of Africa: How the Spiritual Explosion Among Nigerians is Impacting the World (Ventura, CA: Regal, 2004), 219 pages, ISBN 9780830732920. Every once in a while, I get to review a “must read” book and this is one that every sensitive person in Christendom must read. I […]

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Ajith Fernando: Sharing the Truth in Love

Ajith Fernando: Sharing the Truth in Love

  Ajith Fernando, Sharing the Truth in Love: How to relate to people of other faiths (Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 2001), 287 pages. Ajith Fernando lives and works in Sri Lanka as the head of Youth for Christ, an organization that will meet with the approval of just about everyone who reads this book […]

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Vinson Synan: 2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry

Vinson Synan: 2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry

  Vinson Synan, “2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry: Read the Stories Behind the Gift” Ministries Today (Sep/Oct, 2004), pages 24-28. Vinson Synan, perhaps the leading historian of the modern Pentecostal movement, presents a two part review of the place prophecy has held in the church. The “centuries of suppression” lasted for about 1900 years, and […]

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Timothy Yates: The Expansion of Christianity

Timothy Yates: The Expansion of Christianity

  Timothy Yates, The Expansion of Christianity (Inter Varsity Press, 2004), 190 pages, ISBN 9780830823581. I learned long ago that the IVP produces quality, well written publications and Yates’ book, though small in size, is no exception. Yates is and for years was an Anglican Priest who taught at University levels and his view of […]

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