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Category: Winter 2007

Personal Prophecy: How Much Can We Trust It?

Personal Prophecy: How Much Can We Trust It?

  Bible teacher Eddie L. Hyatt asks: What is the place of personal prophecy in the local church and our lives? It seems that almost everyone has an amusing or thought-provoking anecdote about an encounter with personal prophecy. For example, a prophet once exhorted me that I no longer had to be concerned about my […]

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Robert Heidler: Experiencing The Spirit

Robert Heidler: Experiencing The Spirit

  Robert Heidler, Experiencing The Spirit (Ventura, CA: Renew/Gospel Light, 1998), 259 pages. In recent years God has been moving upon evangelical Christians who have been skeptical about contemporary expressions of the gifts of the Spirit, ushering them into charismatic experiences of their own. Robert Heidler is one of those people. In the early 1980’s […]

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Jeremy Weber: The Whole Word for the Whole World

Jeremy Weber: The Whole Word for the Whole World

  Jeremy Weber, “The Whole Word for the Whole World: Fewer than 10 percent of the world’s languages have the Old Testament. But that’s about to change” Christianity Today (Sept. 1, 2006) I am the first to confess that I have a bias. I am a huge proponent of the Hebrew Scriptures and the myriad […]

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Winter 2007: Other Significant Articles

Winter 2007: Other Significant Articles

  John Mortensen, “How Then Shall We Write? A Guide to Composing Better Music for Worship” Cutting Edge (Spring, 2006), pages 6-9. Now in its ninth year of publication, this magazine for Vineyard church planters has a theme in the Spring 2006 issue of helping church planters get worship started and improving on what talents […]

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The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   The year is 1906. A young sixteen year old girl named Henrietta Mears, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has just had a painful accident. She somehow “jabbed a hat pin into the pupil of […]

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Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books

Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books

  Bill T. Arnold & H.G.M. Williamson, eds., Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downers Grove, IL & Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2005), xxiii + 1060, ISBN 9780830817825. It is exciting to see this present work in print. Many in ministry consistently reach for reference works in the IVP dictionary series to help them […]

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Christopher Partridge: Introduction to World Religions

Christopher Partridge: Introduction to World Religions

  Christopher Partridge, General Editor, Introduction to World Religions, (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005), 495 pages. Here is a great introductory overview of the major religions of the world that will be an invaluable resource for scholars, clergy, interested laity, and just about anyone seeking accessible, understandable information regarding the rich religious diversity of humanity. An update […]

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Matthew Hyam: I Still Have More Questions than Answers

Matthew Hyam: I Still Have More Questions than Answers

  Matthew Hyam, I Still Have More Questions than Answers: An Accidental Journey through Discipleship, Life and Leadership. (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 2004), 164 pages. Hyam writes reflectively as a pastor who is amazed at where God has brought him from and who is eager to go where God is leading. He […]

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Bill Jackson: The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard

Bill Jackson: The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard

  Bill Jackson, The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 1999), 419 pages. New movements need their stories told and Bill Jackson, pastor of Black Mountain Vineyard Church in San Diego, has told the story of the Association of Vineyard Churches. This is an […]

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Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

Austin B. Tucker, A Primer for Pastors: A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004), 221 pages, ISBN 9780825438868. This book is “A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills,” it is a guide full of good counsel about what pastors will encounter in their careers. Pastor Tucker writes from the perspective of one who […]

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On Fire and Up to Date

On Fire and Up to Date

  An extended review of Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Baker Academic, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie. Read the shorter review in the Winter 2007 issue.   The oft overused term “instant classic” is, of course, an oxymoron. To become a true classic takes […]

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Power from on High to Bear the Fruits of the Spirit

Power from on High to Bear the Fruits of the Spirit

  A Review of Amos Yong’s The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology by Pastor Rony Reyes.   Amos Yong is an adroit theologian and a role model for young Pentecostal theologians in the twenty-first century. As Pentecostals seek to define their identity, Yong describes a Pentecostal theology […]

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Amos Yong: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh

Amos Yong: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh

  Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005), 320 pages. The oft overused term “instant classic” is, of course, an oxymoron. To become a true classic takes time; by definition, it cannot be an instant occurrence. Still, in a less straightforward […]

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Martin Erdmann: The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church

Martin Erdmann: The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church

  Martin Erdmann, The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005), 228 pages. Martin Erdmann’s text is a worthy contribution to the study of biblical and patristic eschatology (doctrine of the Last Things). With an educational background in both church history and New Testament, Erdmann utilizes all of his […]

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