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Category: Summer 2009

David Brondos: Paul on the Cross

David Brondos: Paul on the Cross

  David A. Brondos, Paul on the Cross: Reconstructing the Apostle’s Story of Redemption (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006), 241 pages, ISBN 9780800637880. It is always healthy to question what we think we know about the Bible, for the simple reason that it is all too easy to smuggle traditional readings into a text that often should […]

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The Impact of Martin Luther and the Reformation on Modern Revivalism

The Impact of Martin Luther and the Reformation on Modern Revivalism

  What can the Reformer teach us about revival?   The emphasis by Martin Luther and other Reformers on the ultimate authority of Scripture and the priesthood of all believers opened the way for all the great revivals of the modern era. Luther’s work broke the paralyzing hold of a religious hierarchy that claimed final […]

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LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth: The Holy Spirit

LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth: The Holy Spirit

  F. LeRon Shults and Andrea Hollingsworth, The Holy Spirit (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008), 150 pages, ISBN 9780802824646. This book makes a significant contribution to the “Eerdmans Guides to Theology” series and helps us understand the place of the Holy Spirit in the faith and practice of the church over the centuries and today. This […]

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Using the Right Bible Translation? A professional translator’s perspective on translation choice, by Jonathan Downie

Using the Right Bible Translation? A professional translator’s perspective on translation choice, by Jonathan Downie

Introduction For church leaders, preachers and even ordinary Christians, choosing a Bible translation can be a difficult task. This is made even more difficult for those who study translation in order to make an informed decision. It is unfortunate that discussions of Bible translations tend to be centred on personal opinions (for example Taylor 2007) […]

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Donald McKim: Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters

Donald McKim: Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters

  Donald K. McKim, ed., Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (Leicester: InterVarsity, 2007), 1106 pages, ISBN 9780830829279. This book is a revised edition of the Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters (1998). In concept, the work is ingenious—I know of no other work that treats major figures in the interpretation of Scripture in this way. […]

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Stephen Hill: Would the Real Apostles Please Stand Up?

Stephen Hill: Would the Real Apostles Please Stand Up?

  Stephen W. Hill, “Would the Real Apostles Please Stand Up?: The truth about apostles, authority and the kingdom of God” Ministry Today (Jan 2009), p. 68-72. This rather brief article is an attempt by Stephen Hill to question the pre-eminence given to apostles in churches today. Hill begins this task by recalling for the […]

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Mark Dever: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

Mark Dever: The Gospel and Personal Evangelism

  Mark E. Dever, The Gospel & Personal Evangelism (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007) 124 pages, ISBN 9781581348460. Mark E. Dever believes that personal evangelism is the duty of every Christian. Although some may be more gifted for evangelism than others, he believes that all Christians have a responsibility to share the Gospel with unbelievers. This […]

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Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

In this day of specialization, it seems we have a difficult time combining thorough Bible study and relevant practical application. Too often, practitioners do not get their principles from studying the Bible, and scholars do not produce relevant principles and practical application. I would like this essay to begin a dialogue that will bring these […]

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Coming in the Fall 2009 (12:4) Issue

Coming in the Fall 2009 (12:4) Issue

  The Kingdom and the Power. The Pneuma Review has received permission to reprint chapters from this important work that asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” The Fall 2009 issue will continue this series with Part 2 of “Power Evangelism and the […]

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Wayne Cordeiro: Leading on Empty

Wayne Cordeiro: Leading on Empty

  Wayne Cordeiro, Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion (Minneapolis; Bethany House, 2009), 213 pages, ISBN 9780764203503. I know this author well. He is my pastor, and I love him. I am 22 years his senior and have been on his pastoral staff since 1995, longer than any other pastor still […]

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Summer 2009: Other Significant Articles

Summer 2009: Other Significant Articles

  Collin Hansen, “Cult Watchers Reconsider: Former detractors of Nee and Lee now endorse ‘local churches’” Christianity Today (March 2009), page 15. Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute, and Gretchen Passantino Coburn, director of Answers in Action, have changed their minds about the controversial “local churches” movement that follow the teachings of Watchman […]

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