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Category: Fall 1998

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 1: From the Early Church to the 3rd Century, by Richard M. Riss

Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries, Part 1: From the Early Church to the 3rd Century, by Richard M. Riss

Evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age. In the early history of the church, the gift of tongues was very closely associated with prophesy. The second century author Irenaeus, for example, in quoting Act 10:46, substituted the word “prophecy” where the Biblical passage specifies tongues.1  This association of […]

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Do Full-Gospel Ministers Need Theology? by Larry Taylor

Do Full-Gospel Ministers Need Theology? by Larry Taylor

Pastor, scholar, businessman Larry Taylor shows that there is no need to fear theology and answers that there is a great need for a Biblical theology today. Pascal, never known for his affection for the rationalism of his day, once said that faith “is captured by the heart.”1 He was referring to his belief that […]

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Unwrapping Jesus, by Philip Yancey

Unwrapping Jesus, by Philip Yancey

Have you got Jesus All Wrong? As a writer, I have the wonderful privilege of researching and meditating on one topic for months at a time. My latest project allowed me to focus on the grandest subject of all: Jesus. Growing up in the church, I learned his name as soon as I learned the […]

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The Baptism with the Spirit—Distinct from Salvation? by Michael D. Peters

The Baptism with the Spirit—Distinct from Salvation? by Michael D. Peters

Pastor Michael Peters looks at the Baptism with the Spirit in light of the whole salvation experience. Editorial Introduction This article is a chapter from Michael Peter’s book In Defense of Charismatics. In Defense was written as a response to John MacArthur’s book Charismatic Chaos and as a defense of charismatic beliefs and teachings. Peters […]

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Crossroad Bible Institute: A Bible Institute for Prisoners

Crossroad Bible Institute: A Bible Institute for Prisoners

Have more effective Prison Ministry follow-up by utilizing this Institute devoted to training inmates in God’s Word. Ask anyone who has been involved in prison ministry what the biggest difficulty is and they will tell you: Follow-up. Nothing is a greater obstacle to effective ministry to the incarcerated than the inability to establish relationships with […]

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20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost

20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost

  “20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost” Pentecostal Evangel (May 31, 1998). The Pentecost Sunday (1998) edition of the Pentecostal Evangel (Assemblies of God weekly publication) is indeed a special edition.  Laid out in a concise and easy-to-read chronological format, this Evangel can be read in order or […]

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B. J. Oropeza: A Time to Laugh

B. J. Oropeza: A Time to Laugh

B. J. Oropeza, A Time to Laugh: The Holy Laughter Phenomenon Examined (Peabody, Mass.:  Hendrickson, 1995),  194 pages with ancient sources index. In this 1995 book by B. J. Oropeza, a Pentecostal/charismatic examines the holy laughter phenomenon. This well-documented and well-researched book attempts to present the background and beginnings of the holy laughter movement and well […]

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Wonsuk Ma: A First Waver Looks at the Third Wave

Wonsuk Ma: A First Waver Looks at the Third Wave

Wonsuk Ma, “A ‘First Waver’ Looks at the ‘Third Wave’: A Pentecostal Reflection on Charles Kraft’s Power Encounter Terminology,” PNEUMA:The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Vol 19 No 2 (Fall 1997): 189-206. The purpose of Wonsuk Ma’s article is to open further theological dialogue between classical Pentecostals (the “First Wave”) and the Third […]

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Jim Cymbala: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Jim Cymbala: Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire

Jim Cymbala with Dean Merrill, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire: What Happens When God’s Spirit Invades the Hearts of His People (Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997), 188 pages, ISBN 9780310211884. Jim Cymbala is the pastor of  the Brooklyn Tabernacle, New York, NY. Pastored by Cymbala since 1972, the Tabernacle has, as of 1996, began holding four […]

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Michael L. Brown: Let No One Deceive You

Michael L. Brown: Let No One Deceive You

Michael L. Brown, Let No One Deceive You: Confronting the Critics of Revival (Shippensburg, PA:  Revival Press, 1997), 295 pages. Michael Brown (Ph.D., New York University) is president of the Brownsville School of Ministry, and is regarded as being a leading scholar of the revival movement. In his preface Dr. Brown states that this book “. […]

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Fall 1998 Other Significant Articles

Fall 1998 Other Significant Articles

Frank D. Macchia, “Is Footwashing the Neglected Sacrament? A Theological Response to John Christopher Thomas” PNEUMA:The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Vol 19 No 2 (Fall 1997): 239-249. A Pentecostal theologian looks at the challenge of John 13 for contemporary Christian worship.   Biblical Archaeology Review, Vol 24 No 3 (May/June 1998). If […]

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