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Category: Spring 2007

Festus Akinnifesi: Divine Healing

Festus Akinnifesi: Divine Healing

  Festus Akinnifesi, Divine Healing: A Biblical Solution to Sound Health (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2005), 344 pages. When it comes to the subject of divine healing, there is too much fear, a lack of knowledge, and a tendency toward extremes, according to Dr. Festus Akinnifesi. But the day is coming, he believes, when the […]

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Johanna van Wijk-Bos: Making Wise the Simple

Johanna van Wijk-Bos: Making Wise the Simple

  Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, Making Wise the Simple: The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005), 353 pages. Why should Pentecostal preachers read a book written by a Presbyterian scholar whose passion is a study of the “Law” which many Christians often regard as the dullest part of […]

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Veli-Matti Karkkainen: An Introduction to Theology of Religions

Veli-Matti Karkkainen: An Introduction to Theology of Religions

  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, An Introduction to Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical, & Contemporary Perspectives (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 372 pages. In a world where wars are waged over disagreements between world religions, widespread ignorance and indifference regarding theology of religions is an astounding and inexcusable reality. In this book Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen takes a bold […]

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Spring 2007: Suggested Reading

Spring 2007: Suggested Reading

  Suggestions for Further Reading Although there are numerous scholarly papers that have been written on the subject of the church and postmodernism, here are some that readers have suggested.   ♦ Stanley J. Grenz, “Beyond Foundationalism: Is a Nonfoundationalist Evangelical Theology Possible?” http://www.luthersem.edu/ctrf/Papers/1998_grenz.pdf [as of Oct 14, 2014]   ♦ D. Lyle Dabney, “The […]

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Joe Maxwell: Martyred for the Message

Joe Maxwell: Martyred for the Message

  Joe Maxwell, “Martyred for the Message: We’ve forgotten how much blood was spilled so that we could read God’s Word” Charisma (Sept 2006), pages 38-40, 42-47. A Thriller or Real Life? Does this sound like an exciting book or movie? “A small group of radical extremists are publishing a book full of dangerous ideas. […]

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Loren Sandford: Purifying the Prophetic

Loren Sandford: Purifying the Prophetic

    R. Loren Sandford, Purifying the Prophetic: Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-Fulfillment (Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2005), 203 pages. Loren Sandford writes with a twofold purpose: He seeks to confront the culture of self-centered Christianity and to refocus the Charismatic Church on the work and the imitation of Christ. He speaks with a […]

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Thomas C. Oden: Turning around the Mainline

Thomas C. Oden: Turning around the Mainline

Thomas C. Oden, Turning around the Mainline: How Renewal Movements are Changing the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006), 270 pages. This latest book by Thomas C. Oden gathers together for the first time the prevailing themes and documents of the confessing and renewal movements within mainline denominations. It also includes a case study concerning the […]

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Alister McGrath: The Science of God

Alister McGrath: The Science of God

  Alister E. McGrath, The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004), 271 pages. Alister E. McGrath personifies an eclectic and exciting combination of interests and abilities. Professor of theology at Oxford University and principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, he is also director of the John Templeton Oxford Seminars on […]

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From the Editor's Desk: Spring 2007

From the Editor’s Desk: Spring 2007

  In a recent meeting I attended, expert communicator Dr. Quentin Schultz reminded us that all followers of Jesus are called to be servant communicators. All of us are part of the story that God is telling in the world, the story of His love, power, and forgiveness that is embodied in the life of […]

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Jim Purves: The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement

Jim Purves: The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement

  Jim Purves, The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement: A Critical Appraisal of Trinitarian Theology and Charismatic Experience from a Scottish Perspective, Paternoster Theological Monographs (Cumbria, UK: Paternoster, 2004), 242 pages, ISBN 9781597527538. Jim Purves has provided an important contribution not only to Charismatic studies but also to the specific field of Trinitarian theology. […]

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Otis Fisher: The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life

Otis Fisher: The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life

  Otis L. Fisher, The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life: How God is Immanent in His Creation (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2004), 159 pages. Otis L. Fisher, associate pastor in Churchville, VA and graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, writing to a broad Christian audience has undertaken a greatly needed task—establishing a […]

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Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: An interview with Craig S. Keener

Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: An interview with Craig S. Keener

  An interview with Craig S. Keener by John P. Lathrop. I noticed that of the eleven books that you have had published that you have written three about the Holy Spirit. Is the Holy Spirit a subject of particular interest to you? Craig Keener: When I was a 15-year-old atheist, I argued with those […]

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Ernest Gentile: Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy

Ernest Gentile: Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy

  Ernest B. Gentile, Your Sons & Daughters Shall Prophesy: Prophetic Gifts in Ministry Today (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1999), 432 pages. In the foreword to Your Sons & Daughters Shall Prophesy, C. Peter Wagner says that this book could qualify as a textbook on the subject of prophecy. I wholeheartedly agree. There are a […]

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Tongues and Brain Activity

Tongues and Brain Activity

“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” (1 Cor 14:14, NKJV) The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has made a “fascinating” discovery: Brain Activity declines as subjects speak in tongues. This research appeared in the November 2006 issue of the journal Psychiatry Research: Nueroimaging. “Our brain […]

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