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John MacArthur's Strange Fire, Reviewed by R. Loren Sandford

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, Reviewed by R. Loren Sandford

This is a pre-publication review of John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Thomas Nelson, Nov 12, 2013) 9781400205172. Strange Fire by John MacArthur is basically an attack on anything and everything related to the Charismatic Movement and the various movements descended from it, as if the whole […]

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Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire?

Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire?

  Did tongues and the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit cease in the early church? John MacArthur says they did and that practicing them today is false worship—an abomination before God. Pneuma Review invites you to respond to these criticisms and to renew the biblical command to “desire spiritual gifts” (1 Cor 14:1). We’ve […]

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Interview with Randy Clark

Interview with Randy Clark

Pastor, renewal leader, and scholar speaks with The Pneuma Review. Pneuma Review: Tell us about where you come from, what God has done in your life, and what he has called you to be doing.  Randy Clark: I was raised in a Christian home as a Baptist, educated at a BaptistUniversity and Seminary, presently completing […]

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Randy Clark: The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by John Lathrop

Randy Clark: The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by John Lathrop

Randy Clark, “The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit,” Charisma (March 2012), pages 34-38. Randy Clark is fairly well known in Charismatic and Pentecostal circles. He first rose to prominence in 1994 because of his involvement in the Toronto Airport Vineyard Revival, also known as “The Toronto Blessing.” Today he continues to minister […]

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The Holy Spirit  and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

The Holy Spirit and the Chinese Church: Interview with Dennis Balcombe

Veteran missionary, Dennis Balcombe, talks to PneumaReview.com about the Acts of the Holy Spirit in modern-day China. Pneuma Review: Please tell our readers how you were called to China. Dennis Balcombe: I was brought up in a traditional Methodist church that only preached the “Social Gospel.” At 16 years old, a friend invited me to […]

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William Atkinson's Baptism in the Spirit, reviewed by John Poirier

William Atkinson’s Baptism in the Spirit, reviewed by John Poirier

William P. Atkinson, Baptism in the Spirit: Luke-Acts and the Dunn Debate (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011), 164 pages, ISBN 9781608999712. The publication of James Dunn’s Baptism in the Holy Spirit in 1970 touched a nerve among the then fledgling group of Pentecostal scholars, and has continued to find strong resistance from Pentecostals. Not surprisingly, there […]

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Gary Tyra's The Holy Spirit in Mission, reviewed by Malcolm Brubaker

Gary Tyra’s The Holy Spirit in Mission, reviewed by Malcolm Brubaker

Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2011), 206 pages, ISBN 9780830839490. Tyra, an experienced Assemblies of God pastor and Christian college teacher, has written a biblically based, academically conversant, and culturally informed appeal for Western evangelicals to seek for and exercise a […]

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Miracles as Reality: An Interview with Craig S. Keener

Miracles as Reality: An Interview with Craig S. Keener

An Interview with Craig S. Keener on the Miraculous and his Recent Book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts. The Pneuma Review: As a New Testament scholar you have a great interest in the meaning of the biblical text but you also seem to have a great interest in miracles. Could you tell […]

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Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation

Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation

Amos Yong, The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination, Pentecostal Manifestos 4 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 256 pages, ISBN 9780802866127. As one of the most prolific Pentecostal theologians, Amos Yong is no stranger to the science and religion dialogue, although this volume is his first independent monograph dedicated to […]

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The Fire of Revival with Eddie Hyatt

The Fire of Revival with Eddie Hyatt

John Lathrop interviews Eddie Hyatt about revival and his book Revival Fire.   John Lathrop: The word “revival” means different things to different people. How would you define “revival?” Eddie Hyatt: Revival is a sovereign work of the Holy Spirit in response to the prayers of God’s people, breathing new life into His people and […]

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Missions and Miracles: Interview with Heidi Baker

Missions and Miracles: Interview with Heidi Baker

Editorial Introduction Rolland and Heidi Baker founded IRIS Global (then known as IRIS Ministries) in 1980, the year they were married, spending the next twelve years ministering in Asia, first by leading evangelistic dance and drama teams and then transitioning to work one by one with the poor and forgotten. In 1992, they moved to […]

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Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit

Christian theology should always be concerned to speak about God on the basis of God’s self-communication in Christ Jesus and the Holy Spirit. God comes to us in Christ Jesus through the power and personal presence of the Holy Spirit. God exists in differentiated personhood. Thus relationality is an essential attribute of God’s very being—a […]

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In Conversation with Loren Sandford

In Conversation with Loren Sandford

  Pneuma Review: What was it like growing up in a household where your parents had such a distinctive ministry? Please tell our readers about your own journey and how you came into prophetic ministry. R. Loren Sandford: There were strong positives and strong negatives. It wasn’t just that the ministry was distinctive, but that […]

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Loren Sandford: The Prophetic Church

Loren Sandford: The Prophetic Church

R. Loren Sandford, The Prophetic Church: Wielding the Power to Change the World (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2009), 218 pages, ISBN 9780800794620. Loren Sandford, senior pastor of New Song Fellowship, is a graduate of Fuller Theological Seminary and a widely recognized leader within the charismatic renewal. He has authored several books, and written, produced, and recorded […]

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