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Category: Fall 2006

Mel Robeck: The Azusa Street Mission and Revival

Mel Robeck: The Azusa Street Mission and Revival

  Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., The Azusa Street Mission And Revival: The Birth Of The Global Pentecostal Movement (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006), 342 pages. About ten years ago, I audited a seminary course about the Pentecostal Movement. The course was a cooperative effort between Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Harvard Divinity School. The classes were […]

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Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

  Stanley N. Gundry and James Stamoolis, eds., Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, Counterpoints (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 294 pages. This book is a fine addition to Zondervan’s Counterpoint series, in which controversial theological issues are examined from a variety of stances by reputable scholars and/or denominational leaders. This particular book offers a […]

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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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Frank Macchia: Baptized in the Spirit

Frank Macchia: Baptized in the Spirit

Frank D. Macchia, Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), 296 pages. Frank Macchia, (ThD, University of Basel, Switzerland) represents that interesting paradox once thought of as a possible oxymoron: a true Pentecostal scholar. At least no one who reads his Baptized in the Spirit should any longer doubt the […]

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Allan Anderson: An Introduction to Pentecostalism

Allan Anderson: An Introduction to Pentecostalism

  Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). By way of introducing his topic, Anderson begins the book by describing his visits to four Pentecostal churches in different parts of the world, the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea; the Christ Apostolic Church, Lagos, Nigeria; a Vineyard […]

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Hans Boersma: Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross

Hans Boersma: Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross

Hans Boersma, Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 288 pages. Hans Boersma takes a serious look at the traditional theories of atonement and investigates the role of violence in Christ’s saving work. To speak of violence in the context of God’s work of salvation is both obvious […]

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Anthony Esolen: Over Our Dead Bodies

Anthony Esolen: Over Our Dead Bodies

  Anthony Esolen, “Over Our Dead Bodies: Men Who Are Willing to Lay Down Their Lives Are Truly Indispensable,” Touchstone (June 2006, Vol 19, No. 5). Someplace, Pennsylvania Anthony Esolen’s article is rich and lyrical. It describes an all-American small town and the slate quarry that was once the economic heart of the community. Some […]

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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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Wolves or Tares?

Wolves or Tares?

  In this review essay, Father William De Arteaga responds to Episcopal Bishop Edward Little’s article “Living with Tares: Why I stay in a Church that has seriously strayed from biblical teaching” that appeared in the March 2006 issue of Christianity Today.   Edward S. Little II, “Living with Tares: Why I stay in a […]

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A question about Reincarnation

A question about Reincarnation

  My name is Rolf and I’m from Canoas, Brazil. I’m from a Partners in Harvest fellowship: www.comunidadevinde.com.br My personal ministry is with teaching. I was searching for articles about inner healing and I found that William De Arteaga, author of Quenching the Spirit (which I have) believes (or believed) in reincarnation (he wrote a […]

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Preaching to Every Pew, reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath

Preaching to Every Pew, reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath

  James R Nieman and Thomas G Rogers, Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001), 159 pages, ISBN 9780800632434. This book is a “must-read” for every city church pastor because most city congregations have become multicultural. I have found in my own study that the majority of Pentecostal churches are racially, ethnically […]

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St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses

St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses

St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses Vol. 1 The Church and the Last Things (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1995) Vol. 2 On Virtue and Christian Life (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1996) Vol. 3 Life, Times and Theology (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1997) I first heard of […]

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Stanford Linzey: The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium

Stanford Linzey: The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium

  Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium: Handbook on the Holy Spirit: A Guide to the Spirit within. (Fairfax, Virginia: Xulon Press, 2003), 214 pages, ISBN 9781591604372. Linzey aptly subtitled this text as a handbook; it is written for those who desire a straightforward “how to” book. He has divided […]

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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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