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Staff and Salary, Part 1

Staff and Salary, Part 1

What people get paid is a sensitive and personal topic. It is no different for church staff, and particularly so for pastors who often live under standards and scrutiny higher than of volunteers. This mini-series will dive into a candid look at this practical and often complicated topic. In my first full time job out […]

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Pneumatic Medicine and Mental Health

Pneumatic Medicine and Mental Health

I spoke with the Pennsylvania Society of Chaplains in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 11, 2016 about my ministry work with mental illness, patients, and staff in 3 psychiatric hospitals for 28 years with what I call “Pneumatic Medicine.” Pneumatic Medicine is the combination of prayer with medical and psychiatric expertise. I have discovered that the […]

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Neil Plantinga: Reading for Preaching

Neil Plantinga: Reading for Preaching

Cornelius Plantinga Jr., Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013), 133 pages. “There is no end to the writing of books” says the Preacher of Ecclesiastes; the same can be said about the writing of books about preaching. Every year countless books are published on […]

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Pentecostal Theological Education: Latin America Theological Seminary

Pentecostal Theological Education: Latin America Theological Seminary

What does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? The President of Facultad de Teología, Allen Martin, tells us how this seminary is training men and women across the Spanish-speaking world. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education Around the World series from PneumaReview.com. My name is Allen Martin and I have been a missionary with […]

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Pentecostal Theological Education: Filadelphia Bible College India

Pentecostal Theological Education: Filadelphia Bible College India

What does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? The principal of Filadelphia Bible College, Finny Philip, tells us about this ministry training center in Udaipur City in Rajasthan, India. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education Around the World series from PneumaReview.com. PneumaReview.com: How readily available is theological education for Pentecostals in India?  Finny Philip: […]

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Paul Pomerville: The Third Force in Missions

Paul Pomerville: The Third Force in Missions

Paul A. Pomerville, The Third Force in Missions: A Pentecostal Contribution to Contemporary Mission Theology (Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), 276 pages, ISBN 9781619707689. In the updated version of The Third Force in Missions: A Pentecostal Contribution to Contemporary Mission Theology (Hendrickson Publishers, 2016), Paul A. Pomerville offers an amplified reiteration of the major premises of his […]

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Prayer Stations to Bless Your Community

Prayer Stations to Bless Your Community

Looking for a practical way to reach your community and share the love of Jesus? The Prayer Station is a wonderful evangelistic ministry. It enables you to touch many persons who have never experienced healing prayer with the power of God. Being healed on the spot will utterly astound the “nones” (those with no religious […]

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Pentecostal Theological Education: Shiloh Bible College China

Pentecostal Theological Education: Shiloh Bible College China

What does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? Seasoned missionary Dennis Balcombe introduces us to Shiloh Bible College in Shenzhen, China. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education Around the World series from PneumaReview.com. PneumaReview.com: What does Pentecostal Theological Education look like in China? Dennis Balcombe: For this answer I will focus on Shiloh Bible […]

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Contemporary Applications of Humility from Teachings of the New Testament

Contemporary Applications of Humility from Teachings of the New Testament

A review essay of two books on biblical humility by Michelle Vondey.   Two books: both on humility, both using the Bible as a framework, both of interest to those who study humility academically and who take the need for humility seriously in their vocation. Though similar in topic, the books differ in intended audience […]

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Preserving Evangelical Unity

Preserving Evangelical Unity

Michael L. Meiring, ed., Preserving Evangelical Unity: Welcoming Diversity in Non-Essentials (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2009). In Preserving Evangelical Unity, editor Michael L. Meiring brings together a variety of voices from within the Evangelical community to discuss an assortment of theological issues for which there is no uniformity in belief. He maintains that the […]

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The Christian Seder Meal as Sacrament and Precursor to the Fulfillment of Romans 11

The Christian Seder Meal as Sacrament and Precursor to the Fulfillment of Romans 11

Several weeks ago I posted a Facebook notice with pictures enthusiastically describing a Christian Passover I participated in at the church of Christ the King (Anglican) in Hiawassee, GA. The service was marked by observing the Jewish Passover rituals and prayers, but with Christian interpretations added. Some of the men of the parish, including the […]

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Roger Olson: What Baptists get wrong about the Sacraments

Roger Olson: What Baptists get wrong about the Sacraments

Roger E. Olson, “Why I Think Baptists (and ‘baptists’) Have It Wrong about the Sacraments” Patheos (May 27, 2016). I have found this article by Dr. Olson, professor of theology at Baylor University, most interesting. It is specifically limited to his fellow Baptists, but has much to commend it to a broader audience. Dr. Olson’s […]

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Roger Olson: Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?

Roger Olson: Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?

Roger E. Olson, “Should Western Christians Rediscover Exorcism?” Patheos (June 9, 2016). This is a most interesting article. The author, a noted Evangelical scholar and pastor, was involved in the early charismatic movement where he saw some of the extremes of the early charismatic deliverance movement. For instance, in some meetings, charismatic evangelists/exorcists provided the […]

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Denzil Miller: Spirit-Empowered Mission

Denzil Miller: Spirit-Empowered Mission

Denzil R. Miller, Spirit-Empowered Mission: Africa’s Decade of Pentecost and the New Testament “Strategy of the Spirit” (Springfield MO: AIA Publications, 2013). I had been given opportunity to review Denzil R. Miller’s 35 page booklet, Spirit-Empowered Mission: Africa’s Decade of Pentecost and the New Testament “Strategy of the Spirit.” Miller gives us here a brief […]

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