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Fall 2006

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 22: Matthew 27:27-28:20, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesThe final chapter in this unique commentary on the Gospel to the Hebrews. Messianic teacher Kevin Williams discusses the Roman execution of Messiah, the forsakenness of the sacrifice, changing the Sabbath, the Great Commission and other insights in this closing chapter. Then the soldiers of the ... Read More
  • Stanford Linzey: The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium

    SLinzey-HolySpirit3rdMillennium-9781591604372  Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium: Handbook on the Holy Spirit: A Guide to the Spirit within. (Fairfax, Virginia: Xulon Press, 2003), 214 pages, ISBN 9781591604372. Linzey aptly subtitled this text as a handbook; it is written for those who desire ... Read More
  • Preaching to Every Pew, reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath

    PreachingEveryPew  James R Nieman and Thomas G Rogers, Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001), 159 pages, ISBN 9780800632434. This book is a “must-read” for every city church pastor because most city congregations have become multicultural. I have found in my own study that ... Read More
  • Fall 2006: Other Significant Articles

    Azusa-St-100yrs-logo-150x150    Gary B. McGee, “Taking the Logic ‘A Little Further’: Late Nineteenth-Century References to the Gift of Tongues in Mission-related Literature and their Influence on Early Pentecostalism” Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 9:1 (2006), pages 99-125. No one interested in early Pentecostal history or in the history ... Read More
  • Coming in the Winter 2007 (10:1) Issue

    nyhavn-harbour-in-winter-1444650-mThe Power of the Cross. The Pneuma Review is reprinting chapters from The Kingdom and the Power,which asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” The Winter 2007 issue will feature “The Purpose of ... Read More
  • Anthony Esolen: Over Our Dead Bodies

    Touchstone200606  Anthony Esolen, “Over Our Dead Bodies: Men Who Are Willing to Lay Down Their Lives Are Truly Indispensable,” Touchstone (June 2006, Vol 19, No. 5). Someplace, Pennsylvania Anthony Esolen’s article is rich and lyrical. It describes an all-American small town and the slate quarry that was once ... Read More
  • Wolves or Tares?

    WolvesOrTares  In this review essay, Father William De Arteaga responds to Episcopal Bishop Edward Little’s article “Living with Tares: Why I stay in a Church that has seriously strayed from biblical teaching” that appeared in the March 2006 issue of Christianity Today.   Edward S. Little II, “Living ... Read More
  • Michael Card: A Fragile Stone

    MCard-FragileStone-9780830834457  Michael Card, A Fragile Stone: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter (InterVarsity Press, 2003) 200 pages. Those of us who have enjoyed Michael Card’s music for many years will be pleasantly surprised to find that he is not only a wonderful musician but also a wonderful ... Read More
  • Allan Anderson: An Introduction to Pentecostalism

    AAnderson-IntroductionPentecostalism  Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). By way of introducing his topic, Anderson begins the book by describing his visits to four Pentecostal churches in different parts of the world, the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea; ... Read More
  • Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism

    3ViewsEasternOrthodoxyEvangelicalismCounterpoints  Stanley N. Gundry and James Stamoolis, eds., Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, Counterpoints (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 294 pages. This book is a fine addition to Zondervan’s Counterpoint series, in which controversial theological issues are examined from a variety of stances by reputable scholars ... Read More
  • Mel Robeck: The Azusa Street Mission and Revival

    CMRobeck-TheAzusaStreetMissionAndRevival  Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., The Azusa Street Mission And Revival: The Birth Of The Global Pentecostal Movement (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006), 342 pages. About ten years ago, I audited a seminary course about the Pentecostal Movement. The course was a cooperative effort between Gordon-Conwell Theological ... Read More
  • Hans Boersma: Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross

    HBoersma-ViolenceHospitalityCross-9780801031335Hans Boersma, Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 288 pages. Hans Boersma takes a serious look at the traditional theories of atonement and investigates the role of violence in Christ’s saving work. To speak of violence in the ... Read More
  • St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses

    st-symeon-1-largeSt. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses Vol. 1 The Church and the Last Things (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1995) Vol. 2 On Virtue and Christian Life (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1996) Vol. 3 Life, Times and Theology (Crestwood: ... Read More
  • Old Testament Foundations: A Biblical View of the Relationship of Sin and the Fruits of Sin: Sickness, Demonization, Death, Natural Calamity, by Peter H. Davids

    Power of the Cross  Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures and Hebrew culture is crucial to understanding how Jesus and the early church viewed sin, the demonic, and the fallen world they lived in.   Introduction Christ’s death on the Cross atones for and cleanses us from all sin, and the atonement of the ... Read More
  • A question about Reincarnation

    binoc-ThomasLefbvre-324x216  My name is Rolf and I’m from Canoas, Brazil. I’m from a Partners in Harvest fellowship: My personal ministry is with teaching. I was searching for articles about inner healing and I found that William De Arteaga, author of Quenching the Spirit (which I have) believes ... Read More
  • Frank Macchia: Baptized in the Spirit

    FMacchia-BaptizedintheSpiritFrank D. Macchia, Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), 296 pages. Frank Macchia, (ThD, University of Basel, Switzerland) represents that interesting paradox once thought of as a possible oxymoron: a true Pentecostal scholar. At least no one who reads his ... Read More
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