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Category: Summer 2017

The Spirit, the Affections, and the Christian Tradition

The Spirit, the Affections, and the Christian Tradition

Dale M. Coulter and Amos Yong, eds., The Spirit, the Affections, and the Christian Tradition (Notre Dame, IN: Notre Dame University Press, 2016). The Spirit, the Affections, and the Christian Tradition is a collection of essays concerning the role and understanding of emotion throughout the history of Christian thought. These essays were contributed by academics […]

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Summer 2017: Other Significant Articles

Summer 2017: Other Significant Articles

Roger E. Olson, “Response to ‘the Benedict Option’” Patheos (June 3, 2017). See also the commentary by Michael Brown: https://stream.org/mixed-feelings-rod-drehers-benedict-option/   Jayson Capser, “Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable” Christianity Today (April 20, 2017). The subtitle reads, “Amid ISIS attacks, faithful response inspires Egyptian society.” What is God doing in the world? […]

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New Wine 2017: The Irony of Experience

New Wine 2017: The Irony of Experience

Rachel Marszalek is Vicar of All Saints Church in London, England. In this report from the New Wine United 2017 convention, she primarily shares insights and perspective about what is happening within the Anglican Church. For more about the New Wine movement and the United 2017 convention, see her other report, “Elephants Explored.” Whether we […]

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New Wine 2017: Elephants Explored

New Wine 2017: Elephants Explored

In June 1960, the seeds of the New Wine movement began as David and Mary Pytches responded to God’s call to Chile. During time in South America over seventeen years, they experienced earthquakes, a military coup and illness. All of this caused Mary to call on God for the power of his Holy Spirit and […]

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Dexter Low: God's Mandate For Transforming Your Nation

Dexter Low: God’s Mandate For Transforming Your Nation

Dexter Low, God’s Mandate For Transforming Your Nation: Touching Heaven, Changing Earth (Lake Mary, FL: Creation House, 2016), 208 pages, ISBN 9781629985190. Dexter Low attended Fuller Theological Seminary and was mentored by the late Dr. C. Peter Wagner (page xi). He is an apostolic leader who founded the Latter Rain Church of Malaysia. In this, […]

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Tears: Towards a Biblical Theology

Tears: Towards a Biblical Theology

Introduction Tears universally exist across cultures and throughout history. The Bible records many examples of tears both from humans and from God. In this paper I will explore tears in culture and in various religious traditions. I will explore tears in theology and describe some possibilities for improving churches based on a theology of tears. […]

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Reflections on Engaging our Muslim Neighbors

Reflections on Engaging our Muslim Neighbors

Evangelical leaders from around the world gathered at Calvin Theological Seminary from Thursday, August 24 through Saturday, August 26 to discuss Christian-Muslim relations. This was a private consultation and I invite you to read what participants have written about this. Tony Richie: Consultation on American Evangelicals and Islam Antipas Harris: How Can Christians and Muslims […]

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How Can Christians and Muslims Relate?

How Can Christians and Muslims Relate?

I was blessed to participate in “A Consultation on Christianity and Muslim Relations” that was convened at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan from August 24-26. The meeting consisted of outstanding conversations among pastors, missionaries, seminary presidents, deans, professors and seminary students about godly ways to engage and to relate to Muslims. When we […]

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John Piper: Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce

John Piper: Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce

John Piper, Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce (Wheaton, Ill.: Crossway Books, 2006), 76 pages. John Piper did not attempt to add another biography of William Wilberforce’s life. He has instead probed to find the source of what motivated Wilberforce to spend his life for the abolition of slavery in Britain. Piper documented […]

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Consultation on American Evangelicals and Islam

Consultation on American Evangelicals and Islam

As any observer of contemporary media well knows, the religion of Islam and its Muslim adherents have for some time been at the center of much public attention. Previously, American evangelicals have responded to Islam in various ways. Some regard Islam with fear and condemnation. These view Islam primarily in terms of terrorism and violence. […]

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Gordon Lynch: Remembering Child Migration

Gordon Lynch: Remembering Child Migration

Gordon Lynch, Remembering Child Migration: Faith, Nation-Building and the Wounds of Charity (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016), 175 pages + index, ISBN 9781472591128. Gordon Lynch is Michael Ramsey Professor of Modern Theology at the University of Kent. His current research concerns a detailed study of post-war British child migration schemes to Australia, which is an […]

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Verna Linzey: The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

Verna Linzey: The Baptism With the Holy Spirit

Verna M. Linzey, The Baptism With the Holy Spirit: The Reception of the Holy Spirit as Confirmed by Speaking in Tongues (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press), 180 pages, paperback. A New Handbook on the Pentecostal Experience Verna Linzey’s new book, according to scholar James D. G. Dunn, is a “restatement of classic Pentecostal convictions on baptism […]

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The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity

The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity

Barry L. Callen, ed., The Holy River of God: Currents and Contributions of the Wesleyan Holiness Stream of Christianity (Aldersgate Press, 2016), 274 pages, ISBN 9781600393099. The very mention of holiness can conjure up images of dower saints dressed in black garb, expressionless countenances, and a total lack of joy or fun. Think American Gothic […]

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The Evolution Controversy

The Evolution Controversy

Thomas B. Fowler and Daniel Kuebler, The Evolution Controversy: A Survey of Competing Theories (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006), 382 pages. Fowler and Kuebler have offered us a gem by publishing this volume. Not since my undergraduate degree in the study of Biology have I encountered such an objective treatment of data from the biological […]

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