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Category: Spring 2016

Mark Strauss: Jesus Behaving Badly

Mark Strauss: Jesus Behaving Badly

Mark L. Strauss, Jesus Behaving Badly: The Puzzling Paradoxes of the Man from Galilee (Downers Grove: IVP, 2015),  221 pages, ISBN 9780830824663. In 2007, Dave Kinnamon and Gabe Lyons published the sobering results of their research on young adult perceptions of American Christianity. In their duly titled Unchristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks about […]

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The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples

The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples

Part 2 of an excerpt from Peter Ostrander’s book, New Testament Healing. Read Part 1 in the Winter 2016 issue: “The Holy Spirit and the Ministries of Jesus.” The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples I am personally interested in finding out whether healings that are carried out by believers follow a pattern […]

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D. A. Carson: The Intolerance of Tolerance

D. A. Carson: The Intolerance of Tolerance

D. A. Carson, The Intolerance of Tolerance (Eerdmans, 2012), 196 pages, ISBN 9780802831705. Although a relatively short book of 176 pages, D.A Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance delivers a powerful punch to the jaw of what he describes as the “new tolerance.” Carson, who is a research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity […]

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Recent studies in Genesis from Craig Keener

Recent studies in Genesis from Craig Keener

Recent short studies in Genesis from Craig S. Keener with excerpts and links.  Craig Keener: “Saving a Lot: Abram fights slave traders—Genesis 14” (March 22, 2016). While Christian theologians today debate whether God demands pacifism or allows just war, at least in the Old Testament we see one just war that is not explicitly noted […]

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Stefan Alkier: The Reality of the Resurrection

Stefan Alkier: The Reality of the Resurrection

Stefan Alkier, The Reality of the Resurrection: The New Testament Witness (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2013), 351 pages. This book takes an in-depth look at the resurrection of Jesus, as it figures in the writings of the New Testament and in the Church’s subsequent use of the resurrection as an idea. Alkier begins by taking […]

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Rolland Baker: Keeping the Fire

Rolland Baker: Keeping the Fire

Rolland Baker, Keeping the Fire: Sustaining Revival Through Love: The Five Core Values of Iris Global (Kent, United Kingdom: River Publishing & Media Ltd., 2015), 152 pages, ISBN 9781908393555. Rolland Baker, along with his wife, Heidi, have served on the mission field for the last 35 years, most of their time has been spent in […]

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More in Love with Jesus: Interview with Rolland Baker

More in Love with Jesus: Interview with Rolland Baker

PneumaReview.com speaks with Rolland Baker about Iris Global and his new book, Keeping the Fire.   PneumaReview.com: Many people know about the work that you and Heidi are doing in Mozambique but Iris Global has leaders in over 30 nations. What are some of the other nations that Iris works in? Rolland Baker: Yes, we […]

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Two Spring 2016 Conferences

Two Spring 2016 Conferences

Cletus Hull presents papers at EGLBS 2016 and the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. Recently, I presented papers at two different conferences. On March 10, 11, 2016, I attended the EGLBS 2016 (Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society) at Mohican State Park & Conference Center in Loudonville, Ohio. My paper “The Purpose of Suffering and Glory in the […]

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Martyn Wendell Jones: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church

Martyn Wendell Jones: Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church

Martyn Wendell Jones, “Kingdom Come in California?” Christianity Today (May 2016). Describing himself as a curious skeptic, Martyn Wendell Jones set out to find out for himself if what was happening in Redding, California at Bethel Church was indeed a move of God and that revival was taking place. Jones who attends a Presbyterian (PCA) […]

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Highly Anticipated Resource: Interview with Matthew Elliot about the Africa Study Bible

Highly Anticipated Resource: Interview with Matthew Elliot about the Africa Study Bible

Matthew Elliot, project director for the Africa Study Bible, speaks with PneumaReview.com about this soon-to-arrive resource that millions of Africans have been praying for. PneumaReview.com:  Where did the idea for the Africa Study Bible originate? Matthew Elliot: After ten years working in Africa and observing the needs first hand, by 2005 the leadership of Oasis […]

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Rediscovering Paul, reviewed by Bradford McCall

Rediscovering Paul, reviewed by Bradford McCall

David B. Capes, Rodney Reeves, and E. Randolph Richards, Rediscovering Paul: An Introduction to His World, Letters and Theology (Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2007), 350 pages, ISBN 9780830839414. The life and letters of Paul are often an enigma to modern Christians; why did he say that – and moreover, why did he say it […]

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David Garrison: A Wind in the House of Islam

David Garrison: A Wind in the House of Islam

David Garrison, A Wind in the House of Islam: How God is drawing Muslims around the World to faith in Jesus Christ (Monument, CO: WigTake Resources, 2014), 307 pages. As the sub-title of Garrison’s book suggests, this book provides both an historical narrative and analysis of how the wind of the Holy Spirit is drawing […]

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Ed Shaw: Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Ed Shaw: Same-Sex Attraction and the Church

Ed Shaw, Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2015), 172 pages. Ed Shaw was educated at Durham University and Oak Hill Theological College. He is the pastor of Emmanuel City Centre in Bristol, England, and part of the editorial team at livingout.org. He has worked […]

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