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Beware of Professional Christians

Beware of Professional Christians

How does a local church flourish, by building the Kingdom of God or by offering a cafeteria of amenities to its surrounding community? Pastor Dan Reiland warns of appeasing cultural or consumer Christians, instead calling for bold and courageous leadership. At Crossroads, we pray what can seem like a strange prayer. We pray that God […]

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The City of Darkness, an excerpt from The Mind of a Missionary

The City of Darkness, an excerpt from The Mind of a Missionary

The Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong is one of history’s great anomalies. It was, in fact, a world unto its own.[i] Two governments claimed jurisdiction, but neither actively administered it; anarchy reigned while secret societies presided over the no-man’s land. High-rise apartments situated atop a labyrinth of dark, filthy corridors. A mere six acres […]

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Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2019

Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2019

The Charismatic Leaders Fellowship (CLF) is the descendent of the Charismatic Concerns Committee (CCC). The CCC was an important group of charismatic and Pentecostal leaders formed in the 1970s to monitor, advise and correct the disparate currents and personalities of the Charismatic Renewal. For instance, the CCC was instrumental in correcting the “Florida Four” and […]

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Revival, Truth, and Persecution: An interview with Eugene Bach

Revival, Truth, and Persecution: An interview with Eugene Bach

PneumaReview.com: The Back to Jerusalem ministry that you work with recently released a new study resource called Chasing Revival: A Road Trip Bible Study, where did the idea for this resource come from? Eugene Bach: I travel more than 300 days a year for ministry and see a lot of different types of Christians. I […]

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Passion for the Good News: an interview with David Joannes

Passion for the Good News: an interview with David Joannes

Missionary David Joannes speaks with Pneuma Review about his book, The Mind of a Missionary, and about sharing the story of Jesus no matter the cost.   PneumaReview.com: You are involved in cross-cultural missions. Please tell our readers how long you have served overseas and where. David Joannes: I got started in missions in 1994 […]

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Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani: American Exorcism

Mike Mariani, “American Exorcism: Priests are fielding more requests than ever for help with demonic possession, and a centuries-old practice is finding new footing in the modern world,” Atlantic (Dec 2018). This article, “American Exorcism,” by Mike Mariani, which appears in the recent issue of The Atlantic is an important resource for those in the […]

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Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century, reviewed by Dave Johnson

Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century, reviewed by Dave Johnson

Robert W. Hefner, ed., Global Pentecostalism in the 21st Century (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2013), ISBN 9780253010810. This book lives up to its claim to study global Pentecostalism, not because it covers it country by country, but because it is grounded in the places in the world where Pentecostalism has had a major impact […]

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David Joannes: The Mind of a Missionary

David Joannes: The Mind of a Missionary

David Joannes, The Mind of a Missionary: What Global Kingdom Workers Tell Us About Thriving on Mission Today (Prescott, AZ: Within Reach Global, 2018), 312 pages, ISBN 9780998061153. David Joannes has a burden for unreached people groups. For approximately twenty years now he has ministered in Asia bringing the good news of Jesus Christ to […]

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A Miracle in Pakistan - and a Few More are Needed

A Miracle in Pakistan – and a Few More are Needed

Frank Gaffney, President and CEO of Center for Security Policy, shared this statement today on his “Secure Freedom Minute” Radio feature.   A miracle just happened. The Supreme Court of Pakistan ruled today that Asia Bibi, a Christian woman falsely accused of blasphemy – a capital offense under Islam’s totalitarian Sharia code – is not […]

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Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue 2018

Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue 2018

This press release from the 2018 meeting of the Lutheran-Pentecostal dialogue was shared with PneumaReview.com by Mel Robeck. He commented: “I believe that it was a very fruitful week.”   Third meeting of the International Lutheran-Pentecostal Dialogue, 7 – 12 October 2018, Santiago, Chile Representatives of various classical Pentecostal churches and the Lutheran World Federation […]

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Wolfgang Vondey: Pentecostal Theology

Wolfgang Vondey: Pentecostal Theology

Wolfgang Vondey, Pentecostal Theology: Living the Full Gospel (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017). Over the last decade Wolfgang Vondey has ascended the ranks of Pentecostal theologians, writing several important monographs, and his book Pentecostal Theology only enhances his stellar reputation.  In short, Vondey principally argues that “Pentecost is the core theological symbol of Pentecostal theology, […]

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Pope Francis Recognizes Dialogue with Pentecostals is Important

Pope Francis Recognizes Dialogue with Pentecostals is Important

Dear Friends and Colleagues, This past Friday morning (September 28, 2018), Pope Francis met with the bishops who oversee the work of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU). Cardinal Kurt Koch is President of the PCPCU and Bishop Brian Farrell is its Secretary. The bishops responsible for ecumenism who relate to the PCPCU […]

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Prosperity Gospel in Zambia: The Problems of Engaging African Theology Using English

Prosperity Gospel in Zambia: The Problems of Engaging African Theology Using English

In this review essay, missionary-scholar Jim Harries challenges Western assumptions used to decry the prosperity gospel as it is taught and believed in Africa. Hermen Kroesbergen, ed., In Search of Health and Wealth: The Prosperity Gospel in African, Reformed Perspective (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2014). In reviewing a book about Africa written in English, […]

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Churches Bring #MeToo To The Pulpit

Churches Bring #MeToo To The Pulpit

100 Pastors Preach Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Washington, DC – High profile cases of pastors and priests both perpetuating sexual violence or covering up domestic violence have dominated the media in recent months. As a nation we have witnessed a rush to silence or blame women by individuals claiming to represent entire denominations. This […]

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