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Category: Spring 2001

Why blow the shofar if nothing is changing?

Why blow the shofar if nothing is changing?

A reader writes to Kevin Williams about his article, “The Call of the Shofar” that appeared in the Winter 2001 issue of the Pneuma Review and was later excerpted in the email newsletter. I rarely have time to peruse the material in your electronic newsletter but now the article by Kevin Williams caught my attention. […]

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Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 2 of 5) by Amos Yong

Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future (Part 2 of 5) by Amos Yong

Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. II. Classical Pentecostal Objections to Ecumenism Given this biblically defined ecumenism [Editor’s note: please see part 1 in the Winter 2001 issue], then, why is it that most Pentecostals remain staunchly anti-ecumenical? While many reasons have been given, three stand out as representing a […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 1, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 1, by Kevin M. Williams

  Forward:  As a preparatory note, at times I will mention an “Israeli believer.” The distinction is, these are Jewish believers in Messiah Jesus who are also citizens of national Israel. The political situation in the Holy Land is one that, being recognized as a believer in Jesus can mean losing your job, your home, […]

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Lauren Winner: Flowing into The Mainstream

Lauren Winner: Flowing into The Mainstream

  Lauren Winner, “Flowing into The Mainstream” Publisher’s Weekly (Sept. 11, 2000), pages 39-40, 42. Hungry? More than ever, people are turning pages to learn passion for God. All this is possible now that Christian publishers and booksellers no longer think charismatics are “fringe.” In fact, books by Pentecostal/charismatic authors have become the bread and […]

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How to Birth Worship Leadership

How to Birth Worship Leadership

More than 3000 years have passed since King David paused from his dancing to make a sacrifice as he transported the Ark of God the place of God’s enthroned Presence from its place of isolation to its place of prominence in the nations’ capital. However, history’s course has been marked much more by sacrifice than […]

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Matthias Wenk: Community-Forming Power, reviewed by Amos Yong

Matthias Wenk: Community-Forming Power, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Matthias Wenk, Community-Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series 19 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000), 368 pages, ISBN 9780567043504. Those who have been keeping abreast of the developments in biblical scholarship by Pentecostal scholars are in for a treat with this book. A pastor […]

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Pastor's Paraklesis: A Time of Confusion

Pastor’s Paraklesis: A Time of Confusion

  Now the whole earth had one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar, and they dwelt there. Then they said to one another, “Come let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They had bricks for […]

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Richard Twiss: One Church Many Tribes

Richard Twiss: One Church Many Tribes

  Richard Twiss, One Church Many Tribes (Regal Books, 2000), 216 pages. What can the church of the 21st Century learn from the mistakes of the past? Richard Twiss could be a budding new personality in the Christian world. I recently noticed his name on a column in Charisma magazine, and this new book has […]

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The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?  (Part 1) by Wayne A. Grudem

The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? (Part 1) by Wayne A. Grudem

Part 1 of Professor Grudem’s exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13. The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church? Introduction Many people reading this study have never seen the gift of prophecy functioning in their local church. In fact, outside of the charismatic movement and certain traditionally Pentecostal denominations, this […]

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The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 2

The Kingdom of God As Scripture’s Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology, Part 2

  Editors Introduction: This is part 2 of David Burns’ proposal that the Kingdom of God is the central unifying theme of Scripture. First published in two parts in the print version of Pneuma Review in 2001, we invite all readers to continue the conversation now that it has been brought online. Please leave your […]

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Praying in the Spirit: Singing in the Spirit

Praying in the Spirit: Singing in the Spirit

The ninth chapter of the Praying in the Spirit Series. Author Robert Graves looks at the Scriptural use of the prayer language in song.   Not long ago I had in my office on separate events two ministers from different churches. One was a minister of music, the other a senior pastor. Each one of […]

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Spring 2001: Other Significant Articles

Spring 2001: Other Significant Articles

  The October 2, 2000 issue of Christianity Today takes an extensive look at racism among evangelicals. They begin with an excerpt from the new book, Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Oxford University Press, 2000) by Michael O. Emerson and Christian Smith. A racially diverse CT forum then […]

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