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The Global Reach and Lasting Legacy of Italian Pentecostalism: An Interview with Paul Palma

The Global Reach and Lasting Legacy of Italian Pentecostalism: An Interview with Paul Palma

Those who are familiar with the New Testament book of Acts, perhaps especially Pentecostal believers, know that people in various places in the first century world received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the physical sign of speaking in tongues. Both Jews (Acts 2) and Gentiles (Acts 10) had this experience. This pattern has […]

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Persecution Watchgroup Praises Recognition of Armenian Genocide

Persecution Watchgroup Praises Recognition of Armenian Genocide

A press release from Save the Persecuted Christians about the recent U.S. House of Representatives resolution to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.   WASHINGTON—Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide, is lauding the approval of a House resolution last week that recognizes the Armenian […]

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The Global Christian Mission: In the Wake

The Global Christian Mission: In the Wake

As Western Europeans sailed the seas to trade and settle around the world, how did they carry the mission and message of Jesus with them?   The first long voyages of the Portuguese merchant mariners touched seashores around the world. In their wake came Portuguese Catholic priests to the mission fields of Angola on the […]

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Led by The Spirit: The Early Years in the Philippines

Led by The Spirit: The Early Years in the Philippines

This excerpt from Led by the Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines is the first chapter. Missionary-scholar Dave Johnson has brought together a chronicle of over 300 Pentecostal missionaries serving in the Philippines from 1926 through the first decade of the new Millennium.   The Early Years in […]

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Mount Murud Prayer Gathering 2019

Mount Murud Prayer Gathering 2019

Look what the Lord is doing! A special report from a participant in the Ba’kelalan Revival.   John Lathrop wrote this introduction for this report by Soh Pooi Siang: Mount Murud is located in Malaysia. The church on this site has a direct connection to the Ba’kelalan Revival. The Ba’kelalan Revival is also connected to another […]

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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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The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Five: Glimpses of the Work of God

The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Five: Glimpses of the Work of God

Historian Woodrow Walton helps us look back over the big events and movement of history to see how God was working to make the story of Jesus known throughout the world. In this postscript to the Resurgence of the Gospel series, he ties together what the challenge of the Turkic-Moslem curtain meant and how it […]

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Led by The Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines, Preface and Introduction

Led by The Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines, Preface and Introduction

This excerpt from Led by the Spirit is the Preface and Introduction. Missionary-scholar Dave Johnson has brought together a chronicle of over 300 Pentecostal missionaries serving in the Philippines from 1926 through the first decade of the new Millennium.   Preface Like many other books, this volume was written to fulfill a perceived need. While […]

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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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Recovery from Modern Amnesia: Ancient Practices for a Faith-full Future

Recovery from Modern Amnesia: Ancient Practices for a Faith-full Future

Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), announces its latest issue, titled: Recovery from Modern Amnesia – Ancient Practices for a Faith-full Future. The entire issue explores the story of Christian thinkers in the last half of the twentieth century whose questions about faith were found to be unsatisfactory in the modern era. These thinkers saw […]

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Revival Falls on a Lonely Scottish Island

Revival Falls on a Lonely Scottish Island

One of the great visitations of the Holy Spirit in the past hundred years occurred in the 1950s on the extreme northern coast of Scotland under the preaching of Duncan Campbell. Though its effect was confined to a small area in the Hebrides Islands, the power that exploded upon the island of Berneray was identical […]

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The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Four: The Reconversion of Europe

The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Four: The Reconversion of Europe

The Resurgence of the Gospel and the Flowering of the Global Christian Message Part Four: The Reconversion of Europe How did monasteries, hospitality, and persecution lead to the spread of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Part of The Gospel in History series.   The Re-conversion of Europe At this juncture, I turn my attention back […]

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J.D. King: Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church (Vol 2)

J.D. King: Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church (Vol 2)

J.D. King, Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church, Volume 2 (Christos Publishing, 2017), 488 pages, ISBN 9780999282618. J.D. King has a wide-range of roles-and experience-in the local and larger Body of Christ. He has been a key part of the well-known revival that launched from what is now known as World […]

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The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Three: The Challenge of the Muslim Curtain

The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part Three: The Challenge of the Muslim Curtain

The Resurgence of the Gospel and the Flowering of the Global Christian Message Part Three: The Challenge of the Muslim Curtain Introduction Through upheaval and suppression, being despised by civil governments and facing outright persecution, Christians survived on the other side of the Muslim Curtain. This is part of their story. “The Turkic-Moslem Curtain” is […]

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