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Category: Fall 2015

Allan Anderson: To the Ends of the Earth

Allan Anderson: To the Ends of the Earth

Allan Heaton Anderson, To the Ends of the Earth: Pentecostalism and the Transformation of World Christianity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013), xvi + 311 pages. To the Ends of the Earth examines the historical and theological impact of global Pentecostalism on modern Christianity. Pentecostalism is the fastest growing religious movement in the contemporary world. In […]

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Carl Raschke: GloboChrist

Carl Raschke: GloboChrist

Carl Raschke, GloboChrist: The Great Commission Takes a Postmodern Turn (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2008), 175 pages. Raschke adds another voice to the conversation on postmodernity and the church, which draws the reader deeper, demonstrating and attempting to comprehend the furthering complexity of the postmodern worldview. There is no simple or simplistic definition. Ironically, Raschke posits […]

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Cathy Le Feuvre: The Armstrong Girl - A child for sale

Cathy Le Feuvre: The Armstrong Girl – A child for sale

Cathy Le Feuvre, The Armstrong Girl—A child for sale: the battle against the Victorian sex trade (Oxford: Lion Hudson, 2015), 224 pages, ISBN: 9780745956992 (e-book: 9780745968216). This is a difficult book to read, at least in some respects. But it tells a story of great importance and considerable relevance to us today. The Armstrong Girl […]

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Holiness in African Perspective

Holiness in African Perspective

Missionary-scholar Jim Harries discusses the difference between the biblical categories of clean and unclean, holy and common. He argues that neither Africa or the West have a correct understanding of these concepts.   A story about man whose neighbours describe as a good Christian. The man was a passenger on a bus. He went to […]

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The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism

The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism

Harold D. Hunter and Neil Ormerod, eds. The Many Faces of Global Pentecostalism (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2013). There are two things every Pentecostal, and everyone interested in Pentecostalism, should learn from the outset: (1) Pentecostalism is global, and (2) the global Pentecostal movement has many faces. These two aspects form the premise for the […]

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2015

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church 2015

More than 100 million Christians around the world face persecution daily because of their faith in Jesus Christ. These persecuted brothers and sisters are in urgent need of prayer and help. The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) is a time set apart to remember them. Over the past year, thousands of Christians in […]

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Gary Best: Charles Wesley

Gary Best: Charles Wesley

Gary Best, Charles Wesley: A Biography (Peterborough: Epworth, 2006), 390 pages, ISBN 9780716206156. This is a very fine book about Charles Wesley. Yes, I did say “Charles Wesley”. As author Gary Best points out, there have been many books written about John Wesley, but his brother Charles has not been so fortunate. This biography seeks […]

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Mary Miller: What does Love have to do with Leadership?

Mary Miller: What does Love have to do with Leadership?

Mary Miller, What does Love have to do with Leadership? (Oxford, UK: Regnum Press/Wipf & Stock, 2013), 100 pages, ISBN 9781908355102. The title of the book is both provocative and indeed what draws a potential reader to open the book. Miller’s purpose for writing is to examine the research concerning love as an aspect of […]

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Roger Olson and Christian Winn: Reclaiming Pietism

Roger Olson and Christian Winn: Reclaiming Pietism

Roger E. Olson and Christian T. Collins Winn, Reclaiming Pietism: Retrieving an Evangelical Tradition (Eerdmans, 2015), 204 pages, ISBN 9780802869098. If my mainline seminary education was typical, very little is taught about Pietism. When I found a dingy copy of Pia Desideria at a used book sale while on vacation a few years after graduation, […]

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Frank Viola: From Eternity to Here

Frank Viola: From Eternity to Here

A Review and Reflection by Dony Donev. Frank Viola, From Eternity to Here: Rediscovering the Ageless Purpose of God (David C. Cook, 2009), 320 pages, ISBN 9781434768704. In times of postmodernism, when metanarratives, and especially Biblical metanarratives, are being deconstructed and questioned by just about every secular movement, there has been a consistent attempt to […]

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How to Deal with Refugees' Plight in Europe?

How to Deal with Refugees’ Plight in Europe?

  A special report from the World Evangelical Alliance Religious Liberty Commission. Academics are calling it Europe’s “migrant” crisis, and some sympathetic media are terming it as the continent’s “refugee” crisis, both focusing on the “problem” faced by Europe. Lost in these analyses is the suffering of nearly 600,000 people, some of them Christian, who, […]

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Nigel Biggar: In Defence of War

Nigel Biggar: In Defence of War

Nigel Biggar, In Defence of War (Oxford University Press, 2013), 384 pages, ISBN 9780199672615. Dr. Biggar is Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford University. Although too young to remember WWII, his childhood memories were filled with stories from relatives and neighbors of the “good war” that England fought to prevent the unspeakable […]

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N.T. Wright's Newest Release: The Paul Debate

N.T. Wright’s Newest Release: The Paul Debate

N. T. Wright, The Paul Debate: Critical Questions for Understanding the Apostle (Baylor University Press, 2015), 122 pages, ISBN 9781481304177. Theologians and pastors alike have come to expect that, as each calendar year turns, Dr. Tom (N.T. Wright) will publish some new work. Such has happened just this week with the release of his most recent book now […]

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Equipping to preach the Bible: an interview with Finny Philip

Equipping to preach the Bible: an interview with Finny Philip

John Lathrop interviews Finny Philip about the new South Asia Bible Commentary.   John Lathrop: Please give us a brief history of the development of this commentary. Finny Philip: The South Asia Bible Commentary (SABC) is a project of Langham Partnership International and partners. Langham is the organization founded by the late evangelical scholar, author […]

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