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The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 2, by Gary S. Greig

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 2, by Gary S. Greig

  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   Continued from Part 1 appearing in the Winter 2007 issue   III. Signs, Wonders, and Miracles Are Intended to Encourage Belief and Deepen Faith in Christ It is true that “signs do not […]

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Jeremy Weber: The Whole Word for the Whole World

Jeremy Weber: The Whole Word for the Whole World

  Jeremy Weber, “The Whole Word for the Whole World: Fewer than 10 percent of the world’s languages have the Old Testament. But that’s about to change” Christianity Today (Sept. 1, 2006) I am the first to confess that I have a bias. I am a huge proponent of the Hebrew Scriptures and the myriad […]

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The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   The year is 1906. A young sixteen year old girl named Henrietta Mears, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has just had a painful accident. She somehow “jabbed a hat pin into the pupil of […]

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Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books

  Bill T. Arnold & H.G.M. Williamson, eds., Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downers Grove, IL & Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2005), xxiii + 1060, ISBN 9780830817825. It is exciting to see this present work in print. Many in ministry consistently reach for reference works in the IVP dictionary series to help them […]

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Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

As appearing in The Pneuma Review Winter 2007 Stanley J. Grenz, Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004), 289 pages. This book should be in every theological library. Stanley Grenz (1950-2005) offers a splendid account of the story of trinitarian thought in the twentieth century. The lucidly written volume […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 22: Matthew 27:27-28:20, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 22: Matthew 27:27-28:20, by Kevin M. Williams

The final chapter in this unique commentary on the Gospel to the Hebrews. Messianic teacher Kevin Williams discusses the Roman execution of Messiah, the forsakenness of the sacrifice, changing the Sabbath, the Great Commission and other insights in this closing chapter. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the […]

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Michael Card: A Fragile Stone

Michael Card: A Fragile Stone

  Michael Card, A Fragile Stone: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter (InterVarsity Press, 2003) 200 pages. Those of us who have enjoyed Michael Card’s music for many years will be pleasantly surprised to find that he is not only a wonderful musician but also a wonderful author. Through the use of the Gospels and […]

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Old Testament Foundations: A Biblical View of the Relationship of Sin and the Fruits of Sin: Sickness, Demonization, Death, Natural Calamity, by Peter H. Davids

Old Testament Foundations: A Biblical View of the Relationship of Sin and the Fruits of Sin: Sickness, Demonization, Death, Natural Calamity, by Peter H. Davids

  Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures and Hebrew culture is crucial to understanding how Jesus and the early church viewed sin, the demonic, and the fallen world they lived in.   Introduction Christ’s death on the Cross atones for and cleanses us from all sin, and the atonement of the Cross provides the basis for God’s […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 21: Matthew 26:31-27:36, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 21: Matthew 26:31-27:36, by Kevin M. Williams

An examination of Messiah’s night-time trial before the Sanhedrin, pointing to the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy and the travesty of justice that took place. Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike down the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock […]

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Tony Jones: Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative

Tony Jones: Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative

  Tony Jones, “Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative: How I Learned to Stop Doing Bible Studies and Start Loving the Bible Again” Youthworker (May/Jun 2004, Vol 20, No 5), pages 30-34. In the midst of serving other people and the details of life, it can be easy to forget that there is one large story of […]

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Craig Blomberg: Making Sense of the New Testament

Craig Blomberg: Making Sense of the New Testament

  Craig L. Blomberg, Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004), 189 pages. How do we know that the New Testament that we hold in our hands today is accurate? If we conclude that it is indeed accurate, how do we reconcile Paul’s teachings with Jesus’ teachings? […]

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The Power of the Cross: Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People

The Power of the Cross: Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People

  Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People, by Jeffrey J. Niehaus When the Son of God came to earth he brought what the Bible metaphorically calls the “water” of the Holy Spirit, who had been poured out on him without measure. The Son’s first advent was foretold by the prophet Isaiah, who foresaw […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 20: Matthew 26:1-30, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 20: Matthew 26:1-30, by Kevin M. Williams

Messiah celebrates his final Passover on earth, teaching us much about His own identity as the Paschal Lamb. And it came about that when Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming …” (Matthew 26:1-2a).1 Passover: the overriding event in Israel at […]

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Rightly Understanding God’s Word: The Reader’s “Social Location,” by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: The Reader’s “Social Location,” by Craig S. Keener

Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2006 The Reader’s “Social Location” For those of us who embrace the Bible as God’s Word, our goal is always to hear what God was saying in Scripture. Because we believe God inspired the authors, we look […]

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