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What is Salvation?

What is Salvation?

What does the Bible mean when it talks about salvation? Scholar Jon Ruthven shares some “hasty, preliminary notes” as he works through this important question and asks for your feedback. In response to a query from a friend, I am working through what “salvation” means. Certainly, in traditional Christian theology, “salvation” means being forgiven of […]

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Denis Alexander and Robert White: Science, Faith, and Ethics

Denis Alexander and Robert White: Science, Faith, and Ethics

Denis Alexander and Robert S. White, Science, Faith, And Ethics: Grid or Gridlock? (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006), xii + 190 pages, ISBN 9781598560183. Molecular biologist Denis Alexander and geophysicist Robert White are committed to both their Christian faith and their scientific fields, which is a characteristic to be emulated by both sides. Since they affirm […]

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International Society of Biblical Literature meeting 2015

International Society of Biblical Literature meeting 2015

Pastor Cletus Hull tells us about the International Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am back from my trip to Argentina and I had a great experience. The Meeting was held from July 19-26, 2015 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   The paper was titled “The Pneumatology of Paul in 1 Corinthians […]

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The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

The Preeminence of Life: Towards an African Christian Cosmology in Intercultural Context

A fresh look at how emphasizing full life can transform how we do mission. Without life all else that may be considered of value is nothing. African people are not easily convinced of the hegemony of science that seems to sideline life itself. Once undermined, the rather groundless assumption that life only exists in a […]

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Doing Business in Africa: How Culture Changes How We Work Together

Doing Business in Africa: How Culture Changes How We Work Together

If we want to break the dependency cycle, we must better understand the cultural context where we want to do business and ministry.   Abstract Failure to take insufficient cognisance of local contexts leads to outsiders’ encouraging business in Africa resulting in a trail of dependency. Pertinent differences between African and Western contexts addressed in […]

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Reflections on God's Missiological Purpose at Babel

Reflections on God’s Missiological Purpose at Babel

“At Pentecost an alternative to the imperial unity of Babel is created … Whereas the tower seeks to make people ‘not see’ and ‘not speak’ and sucks the energies out of the margins in order to stabilize and aggrandize the center, the Spirit pours energies into the margins, opens the eyes of small people to […]

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Pentecostals and the World: Reflections on the 2015 Society for Pentecostal Studies Convention

Pentecostals and the World: Reflections on the 2015 Society for Pentecostal Studies Convention

I thank God who enabled me to participate in the 44th Annual Meeting for the Society for Pentecostal Studies held at Southeastern University, Lakeland, Florida, on March 12-14, 2015. This was my fourth consecutively attended SPS meeting, having attended my first in 2012. I find this simply miraculous, given that I live overseas in Southeast […]

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Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 3

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 3

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 12, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University. This is Part 3 of the series. Watch Introductions and Part 1, Part 2.   [This streaming content appears with advertisements PneumaReview.com has no control […]

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Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 2

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Part 2

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 12, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University. This is Part 2 of the series. Watch Introductions and Part 1 and Part 3 of this series.   Please advance the timer to 2:05 […]

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Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Introduction and Part 1

Amos Yong: The Coming Global Christianity: Pietistic-Pentecostal Challenges and Opportunities, Introduction and Part 1

  Amos Yong explores the impact of Pentecostalism on Christianity. This lecture was given on February 11, 2015 as part of the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship at Ambrose University.   Please advance the timer to 25:15 when the introductions begin. [This streaming content appears with advertisements PneumaReview.com has no control over] The Coming Global […]

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The Coming of Pietistic-Pentecostalism: Summary and Reflection on Amos Yong’s 2015 Downey Lectures

The Coming of Pietistic-Pentecostalism: Summary and Reflection on Amos Yong’s 2015 Downey Lectures

On February 11th and 12th 2015, Amos Yong delivered a two-part series of lectures at Ambrose University for the annual Murray W. Downey Lectureship. Ambrose University is a Christian institution of higher education in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, composed of a denominationally diverse community seeking to represent Christ in their respective fields. Yong is currently Professor […]

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Bill Oliverio: Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition

Bill Oliverio: Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition

L. William Oliverio, Jr., Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition: A Typological Account (Netherlands: Brill, 2012), ISBN 9789004280175. I just finished reading L. William Oliverio, Jr., monograph, Theological Hermeneutics in the Classical Pentecostal Tradition: A Typological Account. In the first six chapters, Oliverio maps the historical development of Pentecostal theology through a taxonomy of […]

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Merold Westphal: Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

Merold Westphal: Whose Community? Which Interpretation?

Merold Westphal, Whose Community? Which Interpretation?: Philosophical Hermeneutics for the Church, The Church and Postmodern Culture Series (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2009) , 160 pages, ISBN 9780801031472. At last! A reliable and accessible book on philosophical hermeneutics for pastors, seminarians, and Christians, who may know little about the philosophy of interpretation. Merold Westphal is a […]

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Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, and Michael J. Sleasman, eds. Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 287 pages. It is well established that knowledge without application is fruitless. Additionally, it is well understood that one can know of a subject, but not really know it. […]

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