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Craig S. Keener: Pentecost

Craig S. Keener: Pentecost

  Craig S. Keener talks about the origin and meaning of Pentecost in the book of Acts by highlighting these seven points: the Promise of Pentecost, the Preparation for Pentecost, the Proofs of Pentecost, the Peoples of Pentecost, the Prophecy of Pentecost, the Preaching of Pentecost, and the Power of Pentecost. Part of the Seedbed […]

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R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Tony Richie

R. T. Kendall: Holy Fire, reviewed by Tony Richie

  R. T. Kendall, Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives (Lake Mary: Charisma House, 2014), 256 pages, ISBN 9781621366041. R.T. Kendall (DPhil, Oxford University) is no stranger to controversy. Raised in the Wesleyan-Arminian tradition he converted to Calvinism as an adult. Yet his scholarship has challenged contemporary […]

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A Worldwide Movement of the Holy Spirit

A Worldwide Movement of the Holy Spirit

  There are few Christians in the West who have not heard of the revival that started around 1906 usually referred to as the Azusa Street Revival. This outpouring of the Holy Spirit on evangelical Christians, mostly from the holiness stream literally changed the history of Christianity and the world. People came from all over […]

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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Every chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Spring 2002: Author’s Preface Spring 2002: Introduction Spring 2002: Chapter One: Background Summer 2002: Chapter Two: Dimensions Fall 2002: Chapter Three: Response Winter 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part 1 Spring 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part […]

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Carolyn De Arteaga: Watching God Work

Carolyn De Arteaga: Watching God Work

  Carolyn De Arteaga, Watching God Work: The Stuff of Miracles (Alachua: Bridge-Logos, 2014), 192 pages, ISBN 9781610361217. I recently finished reading this delightful book and I must admit the title threw me off just a bit. I picked up this book, I think, expecting something more dramatic and perhaps, even mystical. The term ‘miracles’ […]

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John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, reviewed by Dennis Balcombe

  John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. Strange Fire by John MacArthur is a vicious and callous attack on the worldwide Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, and a great affront to the hundreds of millions of born-again Christians in every nation […]

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Tongues: Dead Formalism or Sanctifying Sign of the Spirit?

Tongues: Dead Formalism or Sanctifying Sign of the Spirit?

  I just re-read the following poignant warning from the late Dr. Donald Bloesch: “Pentecostalism can become a new formalism, that words of prophecy and speaking in tongues can simply be outward acts that assure us of acceptance by our peers and be completely bereft of the sanctifying presence of the Spirit of God” (The […]

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Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

Strange Fire? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry

“Strange Fire”? Not in a Global Pentecostal Context of Ministry An international panel of ministry veterans responds to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire Dony K. Donev with Dennis Balcombe, Hanny Setiawan and Marius Lombaard Almost one year ago, internationally known author John MacArthur began campaigning for his new book Strange Fire. With lots of material written […]

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Bill Hull: Straight Talk on Spiritual Power, reviewed by Robert Graves

Bill Hull: Straight Talk on Spiritual Power, reviewed by Robert Graves

Bill Hull, Straight Talk on Spiritual Power: Experiencing the Fullness of God in the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2002), 255 pages, ISBN 9781441243720. Although the accuracy of teaching is preeminent when judging the quality of a book, credit must be given for its tone when appropriate. From page one of Hull’s work, the reader […]

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Craig Keener interview on Miracles: Eyewitnesses, Hume, healing

Craig Keener interview on Miracles: Eyewitnesses, Hume, healing

Christian Book Distributors talks to Craig S. Keener about his book Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts in this 47 minute interview.

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Celebrate Pentecost Sunday

Celebrate Pentecost Sunday

Celebrate the Holy Spirit this Pentecost Sunday by reading one of these great articles from the Pneuma Review archives: Ken Archer, “Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit” appearing in the Summer 2011 issue. Christian theology should always be concerned to speak about God on the basis of God’s self-communication in Christ Jesus […]

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Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by John King

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by John King

  Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. Dr. Michael Brown in his work Authentic Fire confronts the misinformation of Pastor John MacArthur’s outspoken zeal against all things charismatic in his book, Strange Fire. While Dr. Brown admits that on some points Dr. […]

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Del Tarr: The Foolishness of God

Del Tarr: The Foolishness of God

  Del Tarr, The Foolishness of God: A Linguist Looks at the Mystery of Tongues (Springfield, MO: The Access Group, 2010), xvii +447 pages, ISBN 9780984447008. Del Tarr, Professor Emeritus and past President of the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, who holds a PhD in Communications from the University of Minnesota, applies scientific linguistic and […]

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Michael Brown's Authentic Fire, reviewed by Daniel Snape

Michael Brown’s Authentic Fire, reviewed by Daniel Snape

  Michael L. Brown, Authentic Fire: A Response to John MacArthur’s Strange Fire (Excel Publishers, Dec 12, 2013), 418 pages. Authentic Fire is Dr. Michael Brown’s response to John MacArthur’s book Strange Fire. MacArthur’s Strange Fire launches a scathing attack on the Christian Charismatic Movement and so it comes as no surprise that champions of […]

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