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Category: Winter 2016

Language Disconnect: The Implications of Bible Translation upon Gospel Work in Africa

Language Disconnect: The Implications of Bible Translation upon Gospel Work in Africa

Abstract Theological education, even when using indigenous languages, can be uninspiring to African people if its implicit underlying pre-suppositions remain European. Use of European-languages as educational media minimises the likelihood of deep connection with African ways of life, but often has the pragmatic plus of being accompanied by outside funds. A preference for use of […]

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The Holy Spirit and the Ministries of Jesus

The Holy Spirit and the Ministries of Jesus

Part 1 of an excerpt from Peter Ostrander’s book, New Testament Healing. The Holy Spirit and the Ministries of Jesus When Jesus spoke and acted with authority and with God’s power to heal the sick and disabled, he set people free from demonic oppression, then rebuked and stilled the storm on the Sea of Galilee. […]

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Winter 2016: Other Significant Articles

Winter 2016: Other Significant Articles

Lee Grady, “How to Leave an Unhealthy Church” Fire In My Bones (Nov 25, 2015).   “What’s So Dangerous About Grace?: Biblical scholar John Barclay explains why Paul shocked his religious peers—and reminds us how radical the gospel really is.” Christianity Today (Jan-Feb 2016). NT theologian John M. G. Barclay speaks with Wesley Hill about […]

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2016 Society for Pentecostal Studies: A Personal Reflection and General Report

2016 Society for Pentecostal Studies: A Personal Reflection and General Report

The 2016 Society for Pentecostal Studies meeting was by far one of the best ever! That was my experience, and it agrees with the input I heard from several colleagues. SPS began in 1970 as an organization of scholars dedicated to providing a discussion forum for all academic disciplines as a spiritual service to the […]

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The 2016 Society for Pentecostal Studies Convention in Review

The 2016 Society for Pentecostal Studies Convention in Review

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies (2016) was hosted in San Dimas, California at LIFE Pacific College which is associated with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel. The following sessions are only a small sampling of those which occurred over the three days of the meeting. For the Theology Interest […]

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Creation Care as Discipleship

Creation Care as Discipleship

What has God called you to do? In this chapter from Your Call to Work & Mission: Following Jesus 24/7, Lois Olena shows why and how followers of Jesus should participate in caring for the creation God has made. It’s Sunday morning, and your adult class welcomes the day’s speaker. She steps up to the […]

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Introducing the Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology

Introducing the Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology

PneumaReview.com editor Raul Mock asked Robert Menzies to tell us about himself and the new Asian Center for Pentecostal Theology (ACPT). I have provided below what I hope might be a useful introduction to the ACPT website and myself, including a blurb on my recent book on speaking in tongues. The Asian Center for Pentecostal […]

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Jack Hayford: Penetrating the Darkness

Jack Hayford: Penetrating the Darkness

Jack W. Hayford with Rebecca Hayford Bauer, Penetrating the Darkness: Discovering the Power of the Cross Against Unseen Evil (Bloomington, MN: Chosen Books, 2011), 192 pages. Based upon the title of this book one may think that it principally discusses the demonic. While spiritual warfare is covered within its pages, this book is primarily about […]

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Jeanne Harper: Visited by God, reviewed by David Suchet

Jeanne Harper: Visited by God, reviewed by David Suchet

Jeanne Harper, Visited by God: The Story of Michael Harper’s 48 Year-long Ministry (Aquila Books, 2013), 146 pages. Visited by God is the extraordinary spiritual journey of an extraordinary Spiritual man – Michael Harper. I think that I would not be missing the mark to say that Michael Harper was the leader of the Charismatic […]

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Mark Tanner: The Introvert Charismatic

Mark Tanner: The Introvert Charismatic

Mark Tanner, The Introvert Charismatic: The Gift of Introversion in a Noisy Church (Oxford, England, Monarch Books, 2015), 224 pages, ISBN 9780857215888. A number of years ago I read Adam McHugh’s book Introverts in the Church and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found it to be very insightful and helpful. It helped me to better understand myself, […]

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Delio DelRio: Paul and the Synagogue

Delio DelRio: Paul and the Synagogue

Delio DelRio, Paul and the Synagogue: Romans and the Isaiah Targum (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2013), 156 pages. This book explores how insights from the field of Targumic studies can help us understand some of Paul’s exegetical moves in Romans. It takes the form of an analysis of Paul’s use of Isaiah. DelRio was […]

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George Gallup: The Next American Spirituality

George Gallup: The Next American Spirituality

George Gallup with Timothy K. Jones, The Next American Spirituality: Finding God in the Twenty-first Century (David C Cook, 2000), 205 pages. George Gallup outlines what he feels will be the next true spiritual movement in America. This book is a survey that answers two main questions. First, what is the daily shape of faith […]

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Meaningful Youth Ministry and Leading the Next Awakening

Meaningful Youth Ministry and Leading the Next Awakening

Here are two of my recent blogs that have caught a lot of conversation. “Meaningful Youth Ministry – Context Is King“ About the four sectors of meaningfulness in a teen’s life: Cultural, Personal, Religious/Theological, and Family. It can be easy to stay within the confines of the Church. But, meaningful Youth Ministry is present where […]

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Anglican Pentecostal Perspective on Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2016

Anglican Pentecostal Perspective on Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2016

The yearly Charismatic Leaders Fellowship met at Oral Roberts University from February 22nd to the 25th. This group has functioned as a discerning and analytical element of the Charismatic Renewal. In the past, for instance, the group dealt with such issues as the mass deliverance meetings that were fashionable in the 1970s, and the discipleship […]

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