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The Rev. Dr. Winfield H. Bevins serves as the Director of Asbury Seminary’s Church Planting Initiative. He is also the Canon for Church Planting for the Anglican Diocese of the Carolinas and an adjunct professor at Trinity School for Ministry. He is the author of Plant: A Sower’s Guide to Church Planting (Seedbed, 2016), Rediscovering John Wesley (Pathway Press, 2005), Our Common Prayer: A Field Guide to the Book of Common Prayer (Simeon Press, 2013), Creed: Connect to the Basic Essentials of Historic Christian Faith (NavPress, 2011), and Grow at Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Family Discipleship (Seedbed, 2016). WinfieldBevins.com Amazon Author Page Facebook Twitter: @winfieldbevins

Historical Development of Wesley's Doctrine of the Spirit

Historical Development of Wesley’s Doctrine of the Spirit

  Although John Wesley had spoken about the Holy Spirit prior to 1738, it was not until after Aldersgate that he began to develop a distinct pneumatology. Aldersgate was not Wesley’s conversion-initiation; rather it was largely a pneumatological experience of the “internal witness of the Spirit.”1 His ‘heart strangely warmed’ marked a theological shift from […]

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A Pentecostal Appropriation of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

A Pentecostal Appropriation of the Wesleyan Quadrilateral

Having only been in existence for a little over one hundred years, Pentecostalism is still in its adolescence as a movement.1  As a result, biblical and theological scholarship has only belatedly begun to develop in Pentecostalism.2  More recently the movement has undergone several phases in which it has become less skeptical and more open to […]

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The Spirit of Life

The Spirit of Life

Pastor Winfield Bevins introduces us to God the Holy Spirit and shows from the Bible how He helps us. The reason many churches are empty, dry, and void of spiritual life is because they have lost touch with the dynamic presence and power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit played an important role in […]

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Response from Winfield Bevins

Response from Winfield Bevins

    I do have a few things to say about the postmodern discussion in The Pneuma Review. In my opinion, there has not been given any practical or relevant answers for how the church should engage our postmodern world. Many of the panelists have dealt with theory and not praxis. In many ways, there […]

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Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism

Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism

    Bob Dylan wrote a song in the 1960’s entitled “The Times They are A-Changin” that describes the changing times that we now live in. Change is all around us. There is rapid development and technology such as the world has never seen before. In the past 100 years we have learned how to […]

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Wesley and the Pentecostals

Wesley and the Pentecostals

  Discover the heritage of John Wesley that runs deep in Holiness and Pentecostal movements.   Pentecostalism is what some might call the forgotten legacy of John Wesley. In nearly 100 years the movement has become the fastest growing body of Christians on the face of the planet. Pentecostalism is growing at a rate of […]

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