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Fenggang Yang: “Xi Jinping is Not Trying to Make Christianity More Chinese”

Fenggang Yang: “Xi Jinping is Not Trying to Make Christianity More Chinese”

Missionary-scholar Robert Menzies looks at what one China scholar says about recent changes in religious policy in China: this is not an attempt to make churches more Chinese. Rather, this is a move to politically domesticate the church in China. Despite this, there are reasons for hope.   Fenggang Yang, “Xi Jinping is Not Trying […]

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Robert Banks: The Versatility of Paul

Robert Banks: The Versatility of Paul

Robert Banks, The Versatility of Paul: Artisan Missioner, Community Developer, Pastoral Educator (Baguio City, Philippines: Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Press and Robert Banks, 2022) 132 pages, ISBN 9786218350007. Robert Banks’ ministry experience includes being a professor and an author, he has also lectured at seminaries in various Asian countries (biographical information on the back cover). […]

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Response to Hannah Agustin's Article "Colonialism Brought Evangelicalism to the Philippines: Churches Are Now Untangling the Two"

Response to Hannah Agustin’s Article “Colonialism Brought Evangelicalism to the Philippines: Churches Are Now Untangling the Two”

In this review essay by seasoned missionary-scholar Dave Johnson, he takes a more nuanced approach to globalism, colonialism and the Filipinos efforts to contextualize the gospel and Church practices in the Philippines. Hannah Keziah Agustin, “Colonialism Brought Evangelicalism to the Philippines. Churches Are Now Untangling the Two: Five Filipino Christian leaders weigh in on the […]

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Leadership: Improving Your Spiritual Service

Leadership: Improving Your Spiritual Service

All leadership skills are learned. No Christian has the edge over anyone else. In other words, believers are born with equal abilities to lead. Spiritual leaders must have a moral compass on which to build these skills. Spiritual leadership provides the moral compass to broaden one’s sphere of influence, to empower people and to create […]

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Reflections on the 2023 Asbury Revival and its Implications for Pentecostal Christians

Reflections on the 2023 Asbury Revival and its Implications for Pentecostal Christians

Here we are post-pandemic, surprised and encouraged by a move of God in the campus of Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky. The revival (or renewal as some call it) started on February 8, 2023, during the school’s chapel service and went on for fifteen days. Basically, it was fifteen days of 24-hour prayer and worship. […]

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Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2023

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2023

The 2023 Charismatic Leaders Fellowship was held at the Alleluia covenant community in Augusta, Georgia, on February 20-23. That location has now become standard, as the families that make up this Christian community host us graciously with bed and breakfast at no cost. Charismatic leaders who have never attended the CLF should come if only […]

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Asbury Outpouring Documentary

Asbury Outpouring Documentary

There is a new documentary out about the outpouring of the Spirit that recently took place at Asbury University. The film is 52 minutes long and can be watched for free on Redeem TV. If you go to the link below just follow the buttons to watch the movie. The website will make you create […]

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Looking Backward, Forward, and Inward to Move Forward Victoriously: 2022 Manila International Mission Conference

Looking Backward, Forward, and Inward to Move Forward Victoriously: 2022 Manila International Mission Conference

Dr. Elijah Kim reports on the 7th Manila International Mission Conference that took place on August 5-6, 2022. The theme of the conference was “Revive Us in the Midst of COVID-19,” attracting nearly 2,000 delegates from 17 countries. After finishing the Manila International Mission Conference of 2022, it really feels like we’ve been running at […]

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Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World

Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World

Dave Johnson and Rick Wadholm Jr. eds., Pentecostal Theological Education in the Majority World: The Graduate and Post-Graduate Level, Volume 1 (Baguio City, Philippines: Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Press, 2022), 213 pages, ISBN 9789718942994. The editors of this volume, Dave Johnson and Rick Wadholm Jr., are both Assemblies of God ministers. As the back cover […]

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The Toronto Blessing in the Philippines: an interview with Lora Timenia

The Toronto Blessing in the Philippines: an interview with Lora Timenia

The Pneuma Review speaks with Lora Timenia, an Asian Pentecostal scholar, about her book, Third Wave of Pentecostalism in the Philippines: Understanding Toronto Blessing Revivalism’s Signs and Wonders Theology in the Philippines, and what she learned about the Toronto Blessing as a classical Pentecostal. PneumaReview.com: Please tell our readers a little bit about your spiritual […]

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A look at ministry dynamics for Latinos

A look at ministry dynamics for Latinos

A friend of mine, Pastor Eli Garza, recently shared with me some links about Latino evangelicals in the US.   First up is a podcast from the National Association of Evangelicals. Their introduction is: “Hispanics make up nearly 20 percent of the U.S. population. They have played a major role in driving population growth in […]

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Amos Yong: Renewing the Church by the Spirit

Amos Yong: Renewing the Church by the Spirit

Amos Yong, Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education After Pentecost, Theological Education Between the Times (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2020), 167 pages, ISBN 9780802878403. Renewing the Church by the Spirit: Theological Education After Pentecost by Dr. Amos Yong is part of the series entitled “Theological Education Between the Times” […]

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The Beautiful, Challenging, Deliberate, Fulfilling Call to be a Missionary

The Beautiful, Challenging, Deliberate, Fulfilling Call to be a Missionary

PneumaReview.com speaks with Dave Johnson about the publication of his book, Answering God’s Call: Reflections of a Veteran Missionary in Asia.   Pneuma Review: Please tell our readers how you came to understand that the Lord was calling you into missions. Dave Johnson: I was in the Navy when God called me to the ministry. […]

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The Church’s Wounded Tradition of Exorcism and Deliverance

The Church’s Wounded Tradition of Exorcism and Deliverance

This guest article is a chapter adapted from America in Danger, Left and Right: Biblical Analysis, Actions and Intercessions for the Current Crisis (2022), by William De Arteaga. To introduce his book and this chapter, William De Arteaga writes: America in Danger, Left and Right: Biblical Analysis, Actions and Intercessions for the Current Crisis, gives […]

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