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Category: Fall 2000

A Clean Shirt Twice a Day

A Clean Shirt Twice a Day

I served as an expert for a lawyer named Mort eighteen years ago. He was a very successful trial lawyer who had studied the courtroom, the trial process and the participants for years. When Mort was in trial he always was in control, or at least, he appeared to be in control. He was far […]

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Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part 4, by Wayne A. Grudem

Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible, Part 4, by Wayne A. Grudem

22. Doesn’t the Bible teach that the Holy Spirit will never call attention to Himself, but will always direct our attention to Christ? Then how can it be right to place so much emphasis on the work of the Holy Spirit today? This objection is based on trying to force a false alternative, one not […]

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The Art of Exhortation

The Art of Exhortation

From the Worship Leader series.   We must never assume that simply because people are gathered together in one place, they are necessarily ready to worship. They seem to be ready, but they must in fact be brought to a place of readiness. The people do not need whipping-they have been battered by the world […]

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Editor Introduction: How the Prayer Language Comes

Editor Introduction: How the Prayer Language Comes

Praying in Tongues. This is still a hot topic in the church today. Fortunately, they are many among classical Pentecostals and the broad charismatic movement that have realized there is more to the Christian life than “just” tongues. Non-charismatic evangelicals have had the long standing complaint about Pentecostal/charismatics that “tongues” is all they seem to […]

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Gordon MacDonald: Ordering Your Private World

Gordon MacDonald: Ordering Your Private World

  Gordon MacDonald, Ordering Your Private World, expanded edition (Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997) 228 pages, ISBN 9780840733863. This book has become a classic among Christian leaders, and I can whole-heartedly agree. The general theme of this book is the necessity of putting the inner life in order and how to do so. Books on managing […]

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Maureen Eha: They Shall Cast Out Demons

Maureen Eha: They Shall Cast Out Demons

Maureen D. Eha, “They Shall Cast Out Demons” Charisma (May 2000, Vol 25, No 10), pages 52-60, 120. Can believers be possessed, or demonized, by evil spirits? According to the article “They Shall Cast Out Demons” by Maureen Eha in the May 2000 issue of Charisma, the answer is yes. The article begins with the […]

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Praying in the Spirit: How the Prayer Language Comes

Praying in the Spirit: How the Prayer Language Comes

The seventh chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series. Author Robert Graves presents a compelling challenge for all Christians to receive the infilling of the Holy Spirit.   The charismatic experience of tongues that accompanies the baptism in the Spirit has been forgotten by a large portion of the Church, mainly because the Church has […]

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The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement

The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement

    Introduction The Pentecostal movement is by far the largest and most important religious movement to originate in the United States. Beginning in 1901 with only a handful of students in a Bible School in Topeka, Kansas, the number of Pentecostals increased steadily throughout the world during the Twentieth Century until by 1993 they […]

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Jeffery Sheler: Is the Bible True?

Jeffery Sheler: Is the Bible True?

Jeffery L. Sheler, Is the Bible True? How Modern Debates and Discoveries Affirm the Essence of the Scriptures (Harper San Francisco/Zondervan, 1999), 279 pages, ISBN 9780062013460. As usual, Christianity Today featured its annual list of leading Christian books in its April edition. This year it offered the 10 best, several honorable mentions, and also a […]

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Nancy Pearcey: We’re not in Kansas Anymore

Nancy Pearcey: We’re not in Kansas Anymore

  Nancy Pearcey, “We’re not in Kansas Anymore: Why secular scientists and media can’t admit that Darwinism might be wrong” Christianity Today (May 22, 2000), pages 42-49. The Associated Press voted that the Kansas controversy was the top story of 1999. And what a controversy it was. A straight-A sophomore put up her hand in […]

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How to Work toward Racial Reconciliation

How to Work toward Racial Reconciliation

  The “Memphis Miracle”* was a triumphant moment in the history of Pentecostal race relations in North America. But it was only a moment. Pastors and other church leaders returned to their places of ministry with a great deal of good will. They wanted to do the right thing, but they have not always known […]

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Fall 2000: Other Significant Articles

Fall 2000: Other Significant Articles

“Stop Blaming the Devil!” by Liberty Savard. Charisma (July 2000), Pp. 108-115. The conclusions of this article stand in significant contrast to the article by Maureen Eha that appeared just one issue prior in Charisma. This article introduces itself by saying, “Too many Christians today spend their energy fighting Satan when they should be humbling […]

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