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Category: Summer 2004

Empowered to Serve: an interview with French L. Arrington

Empowered to Serve: an interview with French L. Arrington

  Pneuma Review: How do you feel the Pentecostal/charismatic church today is doing at understanding and effectively communicating the teachings of the Bible? What can leaders do to improve? French Arrington: Generally speaking Pentecostal/charismatic preaching and teaching is not substantive in biblical content. In making this observation I must ask, however, what sector is being […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 2

The first part of chapter eight from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Eight: Effects, Part 2 Third, still another effect of the gift of the Holy Spirit is that of providing an assurance of God’s act of salvation. The Holy Spirit bears […]

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The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 14: Matthew 17:24-18:16, by Kevin M. Williams

The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 14: Matthew 17:24-18:16, by Kevin M. Williams

Does Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out. And when they had come to Capernaum, those who collected the two-drachma tax came to Peter, and said, “Does your teacher not pay the two-drachma tax? (Matthew 17:24). Throughout this series, the basic premise has been that the […]

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Douglas Jacobsen: Thinking in the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

Douglas Jacobsen: Thinking in the Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Douglas Jacobsen, Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2003), xvi + 418 pages, ISBN 9780253343208. This is a book long overdue, and places us all in debt to Douglas Jacobsen, Distinguished Professor of Church History and Theology at Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania. While […]

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French Arrington: Encountering the Holy Spirit

French Arrington: Encountering the Holy Spirit

  French L. Arrington, Encountering the Holy Spirit: Paths of Christian Growth and Service (Cleveland, TN: Pathway Press, 2003), 546 pages. One hundred and four years ago (as of the time of this writing), two births took place: the birth of the twentieth century, and the birth of the Pentecostal movement. And in a little […]

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Martyn Percy: Power and the Church

Martyn Percy: Power and the Church

  Martyn Percy, Power and the Church: Ecclesiology in an Age of Transition (London and Herndon, Va.: Cassell, 1998), xv + 239 pages, ISBN 9780304701070. Widely published in the area of conservative religion in general and conservative Christianity in particular, theologian Martyn Percy turns in this book to questions concerning the nature of power in […]

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James Goff and Grant Wacker: Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders

James Goff and Grant Wacker: Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders

  James R. Goff Jr. and Grant Wacker, eds., Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders (Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 2002), 430 pages. The introduction to this book tells us that no real compelling interest existed in the 20 people whose lives are described therein for the first 50 years of the 20th […]

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Paul L. King: The Christian and Missionary Alliance

Paul L. King: The Christian and Missionary Alliance

  Paul L. King, “The Christian and Missionary Alliance: Higher Life Movement of Missions, Holiness, and Healing” Refleks: med karismatisk kristendom i fokus 2-1 (2003), pages 21-30. Professor King introduces readers to A. B. Simpson and the Christian and Missionary Alliance in this Finnish and English journal of theology and Pentecostal/charismatic history. This article explains […]

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Rick Warren: Pastors Who Lead the Way

Rick Warren: Pastors Who Lead the Way

  Rick Warren, “Pastors Who Lead the Way” Enrichment 9:1 (Winter 2004). “The good news is that while we may never achieve excellence in administration, we can learn to lead the way.” In this article, Rick Warren states that he knows his leadership style. He is the big picture, vision-casting leader. Details do not appeal […]

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Rightly Understanding God's Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

Rightly Understanding God’s Word: More Principles of Context, by Craig S. Keener

In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener explains more interpretation principles for understanding the biblical context. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2004.   We should briefly survey some other context principles: context of author; anticontext methods to avoid; and the value of outlining Scripture to catch the flow of […]

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Coming in the Fall 2004 (7:4) Issue

Coming in the Fall 2004 (7:4) Issue

  Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series with part 15 of his series on Matthew. In the Fall issue, we shall begin the examination of the sometimes-thorny issue of “forgiveness.”   J. Rodman William’s book The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today (Logos, 1980) will conclude in the Fall issue with his […]

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Summer 2004: Other Significant Articles

Summer 2004: Other Significant Articles

  “No More ‘Geek Speak’: New programs get past the jargon and make it easy to create, update, and manage your church’s website.” Jennifer Schuchmann. Your Church (Jan/Feb 2004), pages 66-70. There is good news about developing church website: you do not have to be a computer guy or have a big internet budget to […]

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