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Fall 2014

  • Robert Graves speaks with PneumaReview.com about Strangers to Fire

    StrangersToFire Editor Introduction: For many Pentecostals and charismatics, John MacArthur’s 2013 book, Strange Fire, represents the same tired arguments used for years by those who believe God is done giving gifts to his church. PneumaReview.com asked The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship President, Robert Graves, about their ... Read More

  • The Mouse Under the Elephant in Strange Fire

    elephant-plastic-animal-37672-l    Rob Wilkerson responds to the article, “The Elephant in the Strange Fire” by Cameron Buettel, published on November 3, 2014 on John MacArthur’s Grace to You ministry website.   Frankly, I’m a nobody in the kingdom. I’ve never published any books, though I’d certainly like to one ... Read More

  • Guiding my children to use media well

    multimedia  We live in a world saturated by media of all kinds, from social media and television to video games and movies. Most of us could not have imagined a few years ago that anyone with a phone can today produce content that might be seen ... Read More

  • Video Introduction to Creative Ways to Build Christian Community

    CreativeWaysBuildChristianCommunity  Here is a video about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. In this film you will meet the founders of the House of Prisca and Aquila publishing line, the editors, and some of the contributors. I was one of the co-editors so I ... Read More

  • John DeVries: Why Pray?

    CornerstoneClass201410_crop  Editor Note: This corporate review is a first for PneumaReview.com. David Seal, professor at Cornerstone University (Grand Rapids, Michigan), approached us about having his entire New Testament Survey class write a review together. They selected a book on prayer to draw out the most practical ... Read More

  • Helping create Christian community

    CreativeWaysBuildChristianCommunity  In this video, Dr. William David Spencer, a theology professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, speaks with Jeanne DeFazio about the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community. Jeanne and I served as co-editors of this book. In this interview Jeanne speaks about her chapter and ... Read More

  • Interview with William David Spencer

    WilliamDavidSpencer  In this video, Jeanne DeFazio, contributor to and co-editor of the book Creative Ways to Build Christian Community interviews Dr. William David Spencer about his latest book Name In the Papers. Dr. Spencer is Ranked Adjunct Professor of Theology and the Arts at Gordon-Conwell Theological ... Read More

  • Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture, reviewed by John Lathrop

    StrangersToFireRobert W. Graves, ed., Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture (Woodstock, GA: The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, 2014), 604 pages, ISBN 9780996044509 If you are a person who stays current with regard to books related to the work of the Holy Spirit, the first part of ... Read More

  • Coping with Criticism Constructively

    pointingatyou  “Criticisms are the nails which keep us on the cross dead to self.” At least they puncture the soul and lodge in the memory for a long time. Few church leaders maintain any self-esteem after an executioner (i.e., critic) nails them. Leaders fear criticism in large ... Read More

  • Give Thanks

    GiveThanks-Ps105 Thank you to our authors and readers for making the first year of PneumaReview.com such a success. Thank you for your prayers and patience as we transition from print to a digital publication. Most of all, please join me in thanking our God and Father for ... Read More

  • The Pentecostal Educator, an Interview with Rick Wadholm

    ThePentecostalEducator_graphicRick Wadholm Jr. speaks with PneumaReview.com about a new online academic journal, The Pentecostal Educator.   PneumaReview.com: Introduce us to The Pentecostal Educator and tell us what you want the journal to accomplish. Rick Wadholm Jr.: The Pentecostal Educator is an e-journal biannually publishing scholarly and practical articles ... Read More

  • Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture, reviewed by Tony Richie

    StrangersToFireRobert W. Graves, ed., Strangers To Fire: When Tradition Trumps Scripture (Woodstock, GA: The Foundation for Pentecostal Scholarship, 2014), 604 pages, ISBN 9780996044509 A quick overview reveals that Strangers to Fire is an anthology of 35 essays edited by Robert W. Graves, President of The Foundation ... Read More

  • Should we keep talking about Strange Fire?

    John MacArthur Strange Fire  Jonathan Downie, a regular contributor to PneumaReview.com, wrote to the editors about the ongoing coverage we have featured here of John MacArthur’s 2013 book, Strange Fire. Please read his concern and our response below it.   I am growing concerned about how much coverage the Strange Fire ... Read More

  • Fall 2014: Other Significant Articles

    leaves-1445157-1-m  William L. De Arteaga, “Fr. Zakaria Botros – Apostle to the Muslims” Anglican Pentecostal (July 13, 2013). Father De Arteaga introduced his article on October 1, 2014 by saying: “Many of us are deeply troubled by the rise of ISIS and the destruction of the Christian ... Read More

  • Mel Robeck and Amos Yong: The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism

    CMRobeck-AYong-CampridgeCompanionPentecostalismCecil M. Robeck, Jr., and Amos Yong, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Pentecostalism (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014), xiii + 340 pages, ISBN 9780521188388. The serious scholar of Pentecostalism recognizes the incredible complexity of Pentecostal/Charismatic Christianity. The numerical and geographical explosion of Pentecostals continues to ... Read More

  • Timothy Walsh: To Meet and Satisfy a Very Hungry People

    TWalsh-ToMeetSatisfyVeryHungryPeopleTimothy B. Walsh, To Meet and Satisfy a Very Hungry People: The Origins and Fortunes of English Pentecostalism, 1907 – 1925 (Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2012), 264 pages. Timothy B. Walsh, Professor of Pentecostal and Evangelical History at Regents Theological College of West Malvern, UK, ... Read More

  • Jonathan Pennington: Reading the Gospels Wisely

    Jpennington-ReadingGospelsWisely-BakerJonathan T. Pennington, Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2012), 268 pages. Employing a narrative-theological approach to understand the Gospels, Pennington uses lively prose but maintains a rigorous scholarship governed by a great respect for Scripture. Pennington writes in the ... Read More

  • Amos Yong: Spirit of Love

    AYong-SpiritLoveAmos Yong, Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace (Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012), vii-xv + 246 pages. Amos Yong (Ph.D. Boston University) is Professor of Theology and Mission and director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. ... Read More

  • David Hoekema: Missions and Modernity in Colonial Africa

    BC2014SepOct  David Hoekema, “Missions and Modernity in Colonial Africa: Most of what you think you know is wrong” Books & Culture (September/October 2014), pages 32-33. Hoekema’s short article considers the role of 19th Century missionaries to Africa, especially West Africa. Missionaries were good, but colonialists were bad, ... Read More

  • A Charismatic Looks at the Birth of Pentecostalism

    BirthPentecostalism_text  The grace that Pentecostalism brought to Christendom was to make the use of tongues and the other gifts described by Paul in I Cor. 12 and 14 normal in the life of ordinary Christians. This was something not seen since Apostolic times. Before we examine ... Read More

  • Preaching to the Hungry: An interview with Evangelist Matti Wendelin

    WendelinCrusadePakistan2PneumaReview.com: Please tell our readers about your ministry. Matti Wendelin: My ministry, Full Gospel for All Nations, was founded 1990 in Finland. I have been preaching the gospel since 1977. This is still a small ministry, but thanks to God we are wining many souls around ... Read More

  • Pneuma Review Fall 2014

    Pneuma ReviewThe exclusively digital edition of The Pneuma Review, Fall 2014 (17:4). Some of what you will find in this issue: Are Pentecostals offering Strange Fire? In this issue, Pneuma Review continues its response to John MacArthur’s new book, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit ... Read More

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