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William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major works include, Quenching the Spirit (Creation House, 1992, 1996), Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord’s Supper in Revival (Zondervan, 2002), and Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Wipf & Stock, 2015). Bill pastored two Hispanic Anglican congregations in the Marietta, Georgia area, and is semi-retired. He and his wife Carolyn continue in their healing, teaching and writing ministries. He is the state chaplain of the Order of St. Luke, encouraging the ministry of healing in all Christian denominations. Facebook AnglicalPentecostal.blogspot.com

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2020

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2020

This year’s Charismatic Leaders Fellowship Consultation, formerly called the CLF Conference, was held in Augusta, Georgia, February 24-27. Yearly, this group of Charismatic leaders meets to discuss news and issues about the world-wide Pentecostal/charismatic movement. The group was originally founded in 1970 by Dennis Bennett, of Nine O’Clock in the Morning[1] fame, to discuss and […]

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Resisting Disease in Prayer

Resisting Disease in Prayer

Resisting Disease in Prayer The Rev. Dr. Bill De Arteaga has had over thirty years of healing ministry experience and has often dealt with viruses of various sorts, including influenza. Here is what he suggests to do when you suspect you or a loved one has been in contact with the new coronavirus. http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/personally-combating-the-coronavirus/

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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 President Trump should be removed from office for his lack of moral character. Many Christians […]

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Order of St. Luke International 2019: From an Anti-Cessationism past to a Fully Charismatic Future

Order of St. Luke International 2019: From an Anti-Cessationism past to a Fully Charismatic Future

Charismatic historian William De Arteaga introduces us to The Order of St. Luke, where it came from, how it has influenced charismatic leaders for generations, and reports on the most recent international convention held in Orlando, Florida. The Order of St Luke was founded by The Rev. John Gayer Banks in the 1930’s, an Episcopal […]

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Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted

Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted

Historian William De Arteaga invites Pneuma Review readers to journey with him into Latin American Christianity as presented in Issue 130 of Christian History magazine.   Christian History 130, “Latin American Christianity: Colorful, complex and conflicted” Christian History magazine is a wonderful journal. I recommend a copy of it be at the coffee table of […]

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Praying the News: Notre Dame Fire

Praying the News: Notre Dame Fire

Some tragedies are permitted by God for a greater good, to bring into focus an evil or unsatisfactory situation. An example from the Bible is the destruction of Solomon’s Temple by Babylonian invaders. Perhaps the burning of Notre Dame is such an event. Notre Dame has been the symbol for Catholicism and France’s Christian heritage […]

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Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2019

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2019

The Charismatic Leaders Fellowship (CLF) is the descendent of the Charismatic Concerns Committee (CCC). The CCC was an important group of charismatic and Pentecostal leaders formed in the 1970s to monitor, advise and correct the disparate currents and personalities of the Charismatic Renewal. For instance, the CCC was instrumental in correcting the “Florida Four” and […]

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Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani, “American Exorcism: Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world,” Atlantic (Dec 2018). This article, “American Exorcism,” by Mike Mariani, which appears in the recent issue of The Atlantic is an important resource for those in the […]

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Interceding for Healing

Interceding for Healing

A posting from the Rev. Dr. William De Arteaga on ways of engaging in effective long-distance healing prayer. Like much of his work, this has the potential to be both edifying and controversial. I call a certain form of intercessory prayer “spirit to spirit prayer.” It is generally long distance intercessory prayer of a special […]

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Anglicans from the Global South and the Worldwide Anglican Communion

Anglicans from the Global South and the Worldwide Anglican Communion

A brief review essay from Christian historian William De Arteaga on the tremendous changes taking place in the worldwide Anglican Church. Roger E. Olson, “Something Interesting Is Happening in the Worldwide Anglican Communion (And Why It Matters to Non-Anglicans)” (June 28, 2018). The article by professor Roger Olson if both informative and insightful. As an […]

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Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Real Christianity is Growing in the USA

Is Christianity dying in America? In this review essay by historian William De Arteaga, he points out that the statistics about the church shrinking are not what most have made of it. Glen T. Stanton, “New Harvard Research Says U.S. Christianity Is Not Shrinking, But Growing Stronger,” The Federalist (January 22, 2018) The above cited […]

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Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2018

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2018

This year’s Charismatic Leaders Fellowship took place in Augusta, Georgia, and was hosted February 19-22 by the Alleluia Community of that city. The Alleluia Community is a predominantly Catholic (but ecumenical) covenant community where families live in close proximity to worship together and support each other. Like other covenant communities, the Alleluia Community attempts to […]

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Vinson Synan: Oral Roberts

Vinson Synan: Oral Roberts

Vinson Synan, “Oral Roberts: Son of Pentecostalism, Father of the Charismatic Movement,” Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology, 2:2 (2017) pages 5-21. Dr. Synan’s very fine article describes Oral Roberts (1918-2009) as “one of the most important religious figures of the twentieth century,” and that is indeed true. He, more that any person, brought Pentecostalism to […]

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The Ancient Poisons: Discernment Heresies of the New Testament

The Ancient Poisons: Discernment Heresies of the New Testament

Historian of Revival, William De Arteaga, makes it clear that heresy is an ancient and persistent threat to genuine revival. However, the heresies he examines might surprise you. This essay asserts that there have been three unrecognized discernment heresies in operation throughout Church history that have retarded revival and hindered the Church from coming into […]

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