Subscribe via RSS Feed

Category: Ministry

Postmodern Rebels

Postmodern Rebels

    Almost one hundred years ago, Pentecostalism emerged as a rejection of the current social structure. Sin, corruption and lack of holiness were pervasive, spreading not only throughout society, but also establishing strongholds within the mainstream denominations. With its Wesleyan holiness roots, Pentecostalism took an open stand against the sin that ruled both the […]

Pin It
John Mortensen on Triumphalistic Worship

John Mortensen on Triumphalistic Worship

  Responding to the “Other Significant Article” review of John Mortensen’s “How Then Shall We Write?” Editor’s Note: that link to the full issue is http://vineyardusa.org/site/files/cutting-edge/06-Spring-Worship.pdf [updated Dec 11, 2104]   I followed the link included at the end of the brief review for the article: John Mortensen, “How Then Shall We Write? A Guide […]

Pin It
Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism

Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism

    Bob Dylan wrote a song in the 1960’s entitled “The Times They are A-Changin” that describes the changing times that we now live in. Change is all around us. There is rapid development and technology such as the world has never seen before. In the past 100 years we have learned how to […]

Pin It
Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin B. Tucker, A Primer for Pastors: A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004), 221 pages, ISBN 9780825438868. This book is “A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills,” it is a guide full of good counsel about what pastors will encounter in their careers. Pastor Tucker writes from the perspective of one who […]

Pin It
Emerge or Submerge

Emerge or Submerge

  Is “cultural relevance” an effective and theologically sound wineskin for the emergent church or is it moving Christianity toward oblivion?   I remember right where I was sitting. The 5 of us gathered in the coffee shop were the executive team of a para-church ministry that was really interested in re-inventing itself for ministry […]

Pin It
Editor Introduction: Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

Editor Introduction: Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

  How should the church respond to postmodernism? With great anticipation and some caution, I am pleased to announce the beginning of our discussion on Postmodernism, the Church, and the Future. As North American culture has become increasingly postmodern, some church leaders have perceived this shift to be a threat and others an opportunity. Church […]

Pin It
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 […]

Pin It
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 […]

Pin It
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 […]

Pin It
Arturo Azurdia: Spirit Empowered Preaching

Arturo Azurdia: Spirit Empowered Preaching

  Arturo G. Azurdia III, Spirit Empowered Preaching: Involving the Holy Spirit in your Ministry (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 1998), 192 pages. Arturo Azurdia III graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary, California, in 1998 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree. Azurdia’s book was a requirement for his graduation. (Westminster does not usually allow […]

Pin It
Voyle Glover: Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

Voyle Glover: Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

  Voyle Glover, Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators: Legal FAQs for Church Leaders (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2005), 133 pages. The author of Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators is a lawyer. It is no surprise then, that the book is first and foremost a legal primer – one intended to help pastors and […]

Pin It
Bill Hull: It's Just Not Working

Bill Hull: It’s Just Not Working

  Bill Hull, “It’s Just Not Working” Leadership (Summer 2005), pages 26-28. Bill Hull challenges the philosophical foundation upon which many ministries are based. We live today in a world where the church attendance number—that one number—allegedly speaks volumes about that church, its leaders, and its mission. The undue importance of that number should be […]

Pin It
Precedents and Possibilities: Pentecostal Perspectives on World Religions

Precedents and Possibilities: Pentecostal Perspectives on World Religions

  An introduction to theology of religions:  Pentecostal/charismatic leaders cannot afford to ignore the fact of religious pluralism. How should we engage people of other religions in such a way as to share the love of Jesus without compromising the message? Editors Notes: The Pneuma Review editorial committee asked Brother Richie to tell us about […]

Pin It
Carl Raschke: The Next Reformation

Carl Raschke: The Next Reformation

  Carl Raschke, The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 235 pages. Perhaps no other word is feared (or misunderstood) by evangelicals in the current theological vocabulary than postmodernism. Read most any evangelical Christian publication and you will read some article or editorial warning about the dangers of postmodernity. […]

Pin It
Page 18 of 23« First...10...1617181920...Last »
  • Connect with PneumaReview.com

    Subscribe via Twitter 1259 Followers   Subscribe via Facebook Fans
  • Recent Comments

  • Featured Authors

    Amos Yong is Professor of Theology & Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena. His graduate education includes degree...

    Jelle Creemers: Theological Dialogue with Classical Pentecostals

    Craig S. Keener, Ph.D. (Duke University), is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is author of many books<...

    Listening for God’s Voice and Heart in Scripture: A conversation with Craig S. Keener

    William L. De Arteaga, Ph.D., is known internationally as a Christian historian and expert on revivals and the rebirth and renewal of the Christian healing movement. His major w...

    Evangelist of Pentecostalism: The Rufus Moseley Story

    Wolfgang Vondey, Ph.D. (Marquette University) and M.Div. (Church of God Theological Seminary), is Reader in Contemporary Christianity and Pentecostal Studies at the Universit...

    Steven Felix-Jager: Pentecostal Aesthetics