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Winter 2017: Other Significant Articles

Winter 2017: Other Significant Articles

Karl Vaters, “Deal-Breakers: 7 Ways God May Tell a Pastor to Leave a Church” Pivot (December 15, 2016). The byline of this blog by Karl Vaters reads, “Long-term pastorates are almost always good for the church and the pastor. But when these things happen, it’s time to go.”   Eddie Hyatt, “Learning to ‘Think Critically’ […]

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The Great Civil War Revival: God at Work in Unlikely Places

The Great Civil War Revival: God at Work in Unlikely Places

Pastor Wes Shortridge presents a short history of the astounding revival that occurred on both sides of the American Civil War and how it impacted the nation for decades.   Introduction America in 1861 presents a painful and complex chapter in history. God, however, had a plan for the American people, and God remained present […]

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Scott Camp: A Primer on Power

Scott Camp: A Primer on Power

Scott Camp, A Primer on Power: Discovering the Dynamic Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Franklin Publishing, 2016). It is with thanks to Scott Camp for the chance to review his book, A Primer on Power: Discovering the Dynamic Ministry of the Holy Spirit (Franklin Publishing, 2016). Scott Camp is a full-time traveling evangelist who also […]

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Speaking with Don Horwitz

Speaking with Don Horwitz

The Executive Director of Christians Care International, Don Horwitz, speaks with PneumaReview.com about anti-Semitism, the relationship between the Church and Judaism, and his own journey to help the vulnerable and abused in the former Soviet Union.   PneumaReview.com: Please tell us a little about yourself, your religious background, family, and your involvement with Christians Care […]

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The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God (LifeWay Films 2016). The film, The Insanity of God, is based on the book with the same title; it tells the story of Nik and Ruth Ripken’s involvement in missions. Ripken, by the way, is not their real name, it is a pseudonym. The film is narrated by the Ripkens and […]

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Full Circle with Compassion

Full Circle with Compassion

Anita Charles has a powerful story to tell about how God used a couple in Oregon to help rescue her from childhood poverty in India, through Compassion International, to become a Jesus-follower ministering around the world. Now, after nearly 50 years of life-changing ministry to millions of children, the government of India is forcing Compassion […]

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Pentecostal Theological Education: FIRE School of Ministry

Pentecostal Theological Education: FIRE School of Ministry

FIRE School of Ministry What does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? Brandon Paul, Director of Academic Affairs for FIRE School of Ministry, gives a brief sketch of the school and how they prepare men and women for ministry that makes a difference in the USA and beyond. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education […]

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The Power of the Cross and Healing in a Pastor’s Ministry

The Power of the Cross and Healing in a Pastor’s Ministry

Introduction As a Christian youth, the first book I read from cover-to-cover was David Wilkerson’s The Cross and the Switchblade. For my senior paper in college, I wrote about “The Wisdom of the Cross in 1 Corinthians 1:18.” Throughout my life, the theme of the cross of Jesus has appeared in my life and academic […]

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More Mercy

More Mercy

What have Christians believed through history about the ultimate fate of non-Christians? What about those who died before hearing about Jesus? What do Roman Catholics believe about purgatory and where does this belief come from? How would our theology about the deceased lost change if we understood 1 Peter 3-4 the way the Early Church […]

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David Fiensy: Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy

David Fiensy: Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy

David A. Fiensy, Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy (Cascade Books, 2014), 236 pages, ISBN 9781625641816. Christian Origins and the Ancient Economy is a fascinating study of the socioeconomic environment during the “Second Temple Period” which included the time Jesus lived among us. Professor David Fiensy’s introduction, written in pure geek, gives a false impression […]

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The Shepherding Pastor

The Shepherding Pastor

Becoming spiritually successful in ministry means becoming a spiritual shepherd.   Psalm 23:5 … You anoint my head with oil … Luke 10:34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. The search for becoming a successful minister in a successful ministry appears to be a fundamental task to all […]

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Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again

Lee Grady: The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again

J. Lee Grady, “The Holy Spirit Wants to Fill You Again,” Fire In My Bones (February 22, 2017). This is a brief, but important article. Lee Grady, one of the most mature and experienced Charismatic leaders of the present generation, urges us to be filled with the Holy Spirit and proceed with boldness to do […]

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The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

If you are a Christian from North America or Europe, when you enter the Holy Trinity Church in Kunming, China, the architecture of this beautiful, stately structure will immediately remind you of home, of traditional churches in the West. It even has a steeple. The atmosphere of quiet reverence will also seem familiar to Western […]

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Anthony Thiselton: A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit

Anthony Thiselton: A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit

Anthony C. Thiselton, A Shorter Guide to the Holy Spirit: Bible, Doctrine, Experience (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2016). Anthony Thiselton’s Shorter Guide is a “shorter guide” in that it was written at the request of his publisher to provide a shorter treatment (228 pages) of his more substantial 2013 work, The Holy […]

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