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Woodrow E. Walton, D.Min. (Oral Roberts University School of Theology and Missions), B.A. (Texas Christian University), B.D. [M.Div.] (Duke Divinity School), M.A. (University of Oklahoma), is a retired Seminary Dean and Professor of biblical, theological and historical studies. An ordained Assemblies of God minister, he and his wife live in Fort Worth, Texas. Walton retains membership with the Evangelical Theological Society, American Association of Christian Counselors, American Society of Church History, American Academy of Political Science, and The International Society of Frontier Missiology.

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Andreas J. Kostenberger, Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), 270 pages, ISBN 9781581349708. As suggested by the title, Kostenberger’s interest in “excellence” has to do with Christian scholarship. For Kostenberger, Christian scholarship is the “pursuit of truth on mission for God in the world” (p. 66). […]

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Alexander Severus (208 – 235CE) was the 26th Emperor of the Roman Empire, reigning from 222 – 235 CE. He was the last of the Severan Dynasty and his assassination in 235 led to the Imperial Crisis of the Third Century, a period of nearly fifty years of invasions, civil wars and economic collapse. Image by way of Wikimedia Commons.

The Ghost Of Alexander Severus: Third Century Religious Pluralism as a Foretaste of Postmodernity, by Woodrow E. Walton

Has Christianity ever found itself in a world full of competing religions and cultures? What can we learn from how those followers of Jesus acted in their times? Should we hope for the same kinds of outcomes? We are presently concerned with the relationship of our faith to the other religions of the world, especially […]

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Trajectories in the Book of Acts

Trajectories in the Book of Acts

Paul Alexander, Jordan Daniel May, and Robert G. Reid, eds., Trajectories in the Book of Acts: Essays in Honor of John Wesley Wyckoff (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010), 373 pages, ISBN 9781606085400. Trajectories in the Book of Acts is an anthology of fifteen essays by fifteen different writers in honor of John Wesley Wyckoff, […]

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Everett Worthington: A Just Forgiveness

Everett Worthington: A Just Forgiveness

Everett L. Worthington, Jr., A Just Forgiveness: Responsible Healing without Excusing Injustice (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2009) 252 pages, ISBN 9780830337014. Since this reviewer has sat under Worthington in a seminar setting in an American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) national meeting, it is a personal pleasure to review this book of his which seeks […]

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The Case for Anonymous Leadership

The Case for Anonymous Leadership

  How should we lead the church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, Dr. Woodrow Walton reveals the humility and anonymity of true servant leadership.   Picture if you would a regatta where there are several vessels slicing across a river. Where is the leader of any one of those streamlined vessels? Is it the rower […]

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Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

Marvin Olasky: The Tragedy of American Compassion

  Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 2008), 299 pages, ISBN 9781433501104. Under review is the second unrevised edition of The Tragedy of American Compassion originally published in 1992. There is good reason for a second unrevised edition. The circumstances described by Olasky in this history of social work and […]

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Highlights from Evangelical Theological Society 2010

Highlights from Evangelical Theological Society 2010

The 62nd Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society convened November 17-19, 2010, at the Atlanta Hilton in Atlanta, GA. The conference, attended by over 2600 persons from around the globe, had “Justification by Faith” as its major concern. N.T.. Wright, from the University of St. Andrews, and Bishop of Durham in the U.K. spoke […]

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Marriage at the Crossroads

Marriage at the Crossroads

  William D. & Aida Besancon Spencer and Steven R. & Celestia G. Tracy, Marriage at the Crossroads: Couples in Conversation about Discipleship, Gender Roles, Decision-Making and Intimacy (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009), 232 pages, ISBN 9780830828906. Marriage at the Crossroads is more like a forum or panel discussion reduced to print. The subtitle […]

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Matthew Elliott: Faithful Feelings

Matthew Elliott: Faithful Feelings

  Matthew A. Elliott, Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotions in the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2006), 301pages, ISBN 0825425455. This reviewer’s response to Matthew Elliott’s book Faithful Feelings is very positive as it focuses on a matter of personal concern: reading the New Testament as to its emotional content on the part of the writers […]

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