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The Power of the Cross and Healing in a Pastor’s Ministry

The Power of the Cross and Healing in a Pastor’s Ministry

Introduction As a Christian youth, the first book I read from cover-to-cover was David Wilkerson’s The Cross and the Switchblade. For my senior paper in college, I wrote about “The Wisdom of the Cross in 1 Corinthians 1:18.” Throughout my life, the theme of the cross of Jesus has appeared in my life and academic […]

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The Shepherding Pastor

The Shepherding Pastor

Becoming spiritually successful in ministry means becoming a spiritual shepherd.   Psalm 23:5 … You anoint my head with oil … Luke 10:34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. The search for becoming a successful minister in a successful ministry appears to be a fundamental task to all […]

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The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

If you are a Christian from North America or Europe, when you enter the Holy Trinity Church in Kunming, China, the architecture of this beautiful, stately structure will immediately remind you of home, of traditional churches in the West. It even has a steeple. The atmosphere of quiet reverence will also seem familiar to Western […]

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Amos Yong: The Bible, Disability, and the Church

Amos Yong: The Bible, Disability, and the Church

Amos Yong, The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), viii+ 161 pages. Amos Yong is professor of theology and mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California. His other books include The Spirit Poured Out on All […]

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Miracles in Mendi

Miracles in Mendi

I am Evangelist Matti Wendelin from Finland, and I was able to hold a crusade at Mendi, Papua New Guinea, January 8 through 12. Local churches came together to make this outreach possible. Thousands of people come every night, and hundreds got saved every single evening. That was glorious. Starting at the first meeting, many […]

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Journey with the Orthodox: Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew reviewed by Harold D. Hunter

Journey with the Orthodox: Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew reviewed by Harold D. Hunter

John Chryssavgis, Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2016), 272 pages, ISBN 9780718086893. My journey with Orthodox brothers and sisters started with Brighton ’91. With assistance from Monsignor Peter Hocken, I put together this first global conference for Pentecostal scholars. The keynote speaker was Professor Jürgen Moltmann […]

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5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017

In this guest article by Rev. Percy McCray, he offers excellent practical suggestions for strengthening your local community of Jesus followers. It’s the start of a new year and thoughts turn to eating better, getting more organized, or even reconnecting with old friends. But within your New Year’s resolutions, are you considering the health of your church? The following are […]

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Opoku Onyinah: Spiritual Warfare

Opoku Onyinah: Spiritual Warfare

Opoku Onyinah, Spiritual Warfare: A Centre for Pentecostal Theology Short Introduction (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2012), 196 pages. The Centre for Pentecostal Theology (CPT) Press is initiating an ongoing series of “short introductions”. To date they include the present volume by Onyinah under review and Lee Roy Martin, Fasting: A Centre for Pentecostal Theology Short […]

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Staff and Salary, Part 2

Staff and Salary, Part 2

Continuing with the second part of this mini-series on staff and salary, we’ll cover — the wrong reasons to increase salary, key issues in setting the first salary, and key issues to consider when increasing a salary. As you pray and do your homework, this will help you as you design your compensation plan for […]

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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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