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Category: Spring 2015

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving

Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving

Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie, Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving (IVP Praxis, 2013), 313 pages, ISBN 9780830841035. Resilient Ministry commenced as a five-year research project conducted by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman, and Donald C. Guthrie, colleagues at Covenant Theological Seminary. Collectively they evaluated the stresses […]

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Candyce Roberts: Help for the Fractured Soul

Candyce Roberts: Help for the Fractured Soul

Candyce Roberts, Help for the Fractured Soul: Experiencing Healing and Deliverance from Deep Trauma (Minneapolis, MN: Chosen Books, 2012), 203 pages, ISBN 9780800795320. “I have written this book,” writes Dr. Roberts, “to help those who want to bring the healing mercy of Jesus into the despairing and confusing world of the traumatized” (p.23). More specifically […]

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Pneuma Review Spring 2015

Pneuma Review Spring 2015

The exclusively digital edition of The Pneuma Review, Spring 2015 (18:2). Some of what you will find in this issue: Pastor-scholar Tony Richie presents, “An Affirmative Pentecostal Theology of the Miraculous” An Introduction to Dreams and Visions in the Bible and Today The Sinfulness and Destructiveness of Conspiracy Theories Church Refugees: Rob Wilkerson’s interview of […]

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The Sinfulness and Destructiveness of Conspiracy Theories

The Sinfulness and Destructiveness of Conspiracy Theories

Chasing conspiracy theories is not going to solve any problems. True restoration begins when God’s people repent and walk in righteousness. A recent conspiracy theory has garnered much national attention. It involves “Jade Helm 15,” an Armed Services training exercise employing the elite units of the Armed Forces in counter-terrorist warfare. About 1,200 servicemen will […]

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Ministry leaders react to gay marriage ruling

Ministry leaders react to gay marriage ruling

Ministry leaders from across the United States react to the June 26 ruling of the Supreme Court recognizing same-sex marriage.   Roger E. Olson blogs: “And Now … What Conservative Churches Must Do.” Churches that believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman now must decide what to do–in light of the […]

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Spring 2015: Other Significant Articles

Spring 2015: Other Significant Articles

Dale M. Coulter, “Pentecostalism and the Question of Culture” First Things (November 13, 2014).   Andrew Wilson, “God Always Heals: Good news for our bodies—in this life and the next” Christianity Today (November 25, 2014). The pastor of a large charismatic church in England and the father of children with debilitating diseases speaks about healing […]

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Sociologist Josh Packard on Church Refugees with Rob Wilkerson

Sociologist Josh Packard on Church Refugees with Rob Wilkerson

  Rob Wilkerson’s interview of sociologist Josh Packard about the people who say they are done with church.     The book being discussed is: Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE With Church But Not Their Faith by Josh Packard and Ashleigh Hope.  

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Roger Olson: Embarrassed by the Supernatural?

Roger Olson: Embarrassed by the Supernatural?

Roger Olson, “Embarrassed by the Supernatural?” (April 29, 2015). Roger Olson’s challenge to Western Christianity about the power of God is a bold and biblical one. Questioning the status quo of our current version of traditional Christianity, he rightly believes that it has, “absorbed the worldview of modernity by relegating the supernatural, miracles, scientifically unexplainable […]

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Live interview on Church Refugees

Live interview on Church Refugees

A conversation about the people who say they are done with church.  Don’t miss my interview with Josh Packard this Tuesday night. Thanks Pneuma Review for asking me to review the book which led to an interview with Josh. The book is: Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their […]

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North Georgia Pneuma Review writers fellowship

North Georgia Pneuma Review writers fellowship

This past Sunday, on June 14, My family and I had the joy and privilege of sharing a meal with William and Carolyn De Arteaga and Rob and Sherri Wilkerson. We had a wonderful time of fellowship together, and I would enjoy seeing many more such events arranged in the future. My family and I […]

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An Introduction to Dreams and Visions in the Bible and Today

An Introduction to Dreams and Visions in the Bible and Today

God continues to give dreams and visions to his people.   Introduction The Bible has been around for a very long time; it has stood the test of time and been widely distributed. The Bible is available in many different English translations and has been translated into numerous foreign languages as well. It is probably […]

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Empowered to do Extraordinary Things

Empowered to do Extraordinary Things

I hope that you are off to a wonderful week! Sunday, I preached three services at the First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk. We had an amazing time! The sermon was entitled: “Empowered to do Extraordinary Things.” Our focus passage was Acts 3:1-10 about Peter and John’s encounter with the lame man at the Gate called Beautiful. The […]

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Ida Glaser: The Bible and Other Faiths

Ida Glaser: The Bible and Other Faiths

Ida Glaser, The Bible and Other Faiths: Christian Responsibility in a World of Religions, Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective, Series Editor, David Smith, Consulting Editor, John Stott (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2005), 255 pages. The Bible and Other Faiths ably brings together a unique set of concerns which aren’t often considered together under a […]

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Richard Bustraan: The Jesus People Movement

Richard Bustraan: The Jesus People Movement

Richard A. Bustraan, The Jesus People Movement: A Story of Spiritual Revolution Among the Hippies (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2014), 238 pages. In Richard Bustraan’s work, The Jesus People Movement, the author aims to describe and trace the Jesus People Movement within Pentecostal historiography. Although this work is a comprehensive research thesis, non-academic readers will be […]

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