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Fall 2016

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 7

    ckeener-matthewseries-l7 The seventh in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 8

    ckeener-matthewseries-l8 The eighth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5—6.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, ... Read More

  • Blessed and Blessing: David’s Third Anointing

    blessedblessing-davids3rdanointA devotional from Kirk Hunt’s book, Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals for Gospel Champions (CadreMen Press, 2015). Therefore all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron, and David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord. And they anointed David king over ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 9

    ckeener-matthewseries-l9 The ninth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 7—8.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Shadow Boxing: The Missionary Encounter with Christian Theology in World Religions

    shadowboxing_cropMissionary-scholar Jim Harries investigates whether the term “world religion” is a Western construct and points us toward a new way of sharing the story of Jesus that is free of this stricture.   Abstract Globalised Western hegemony has resulted in the obscurest parts of the world having ... Read More

  • Religion and Pop Culture with Leah Payne: Fall 2016

    leahpayne-video-blog-166x166I love good stories—especially stories that introduce theological ideas in helpful ways. Every year I am on the lookout for T.V. shows that I can incorporate into my courses in Christian studies at George Fox University. Watch along with me this fall at: leahpayne.blogspot.com! From the ... Read More

  • Randy Clark: The Essential Guide to the Power of the Holy Spirit

    rclark-essentialguideRandy Clark, The Essential Guide to the Power of the Holy Spirit: God’s Miraculous Gifts at Work Today (Shippensburg, PA: Destiny Image, 2015), 221 pages. Randy Clark is the president and founder of the Global Awakening ministry school and adjunct professor at United Theological Seminary ... Read More

  • We Need a Divine Reset

    yomkippur-cropThis week, October 12th, is the Jew’s Day of Atonement or “Yom Kippur.”  This celebration is significant to Christians because Jesus became our atonement, fulfilling the human need for purgation from sin. 1 John 2:2 says, “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 10

    ckeener-matthewseries-l10 The tenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 8—9.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 11

    ckeener-matthewseries-l11 The eleventh in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 10—11.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Pentecostal Theological Education: Filadelphia Bible College India

    filadelphiabiblecollege-indiaWhat does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? The principal of Filadelphia Bible College, Finny Philip, tells us about this ministry training center in Udaipur City in Rajasthan, India. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education Around the World series from PneumaReview.com. PneumaReview.com: How readily available ... Read More

  • Duane Litfin: The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims

    justinmcintosh-oldcityjerusalemDuane Litfin, “The Real Theological Issue Between Christians and Muslims: It’s not about a different God, but a different Jesus” Christianity Today (August 9, 2016). To begin, and in the interest of full disclosure, I have previously written on the question of the identification and relation ... Read More

  • Roger Olson: The Mosaic of Christian Belief

    rolson-mosaicchristianbelief-2Roger E. Olson, The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity, Second Edition (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016), 396 pages. Roger Olson was raised Pentecostal and now writes as an evangelical within the Baptist tradition. Although Baptist, he is neither a fundamentalist ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 14

    ckeener-matthewseries-l14 The fourteenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 16—19.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 15

    ckeener-matthewseries-l15 The fifteenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 19—22.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 16

    ckeener-matthewseries-l16 The sixteenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 23—24.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 18

    ckeener-matthewseries-l18 The eighteenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 26—27.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 19

    ckeener-matthewseries-l19 The nineteenth and final in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 27—28.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret ... Read More

  • Frank Matera: God’s Saving Grace

    fmatera-godssavinggraceFrank J. Matera, God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012), 283 pages, ISBN 9780802867476. In Frank Matera’s God’s Saving Grace: A Pauline Theology the author considers with careful and solid scholarship the totality of Paul’s themes in the canonical thirteen letters of scripture. ... Read More

  • New Threats to the Gospel After Suppression and Expansion

    johnwilliamwaterhouse-thefavoritesoftheemperorhonorius1883_cropReappraising the Christian Faith During Late Antiquity: AD 175-400. Christian historian, Woodrow Walton, invites us to take another look at the early church and the struggles it faced as it emerged from the Apostolic Age and became the state religion of the crumbling Roman Empire. Part ... Read More

  • Reconstructing Word of Faith Theology

    derek-vreeland Pastor Vreeland offers a defense, analysis, and refinement of the theology of the Word of Faith Movement.   “O, when it comes to faith, what a living, creative, active, powerful thing it is. It cannot do other than good at all times. It never waits to ask ... Read More

  • David Aune: Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity

    daune-apocalypticismDavid E. Aune, Apocalypticism, Prophecy, and Magic in Early Christianity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 496 pages, ISBN 9780801035944. This volume is a collection of twenty essays (one previously unpublished) from the pen of David E. Aune, Walter Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at ... Read More

  • Justo Gonzalez: Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit

    jgonzalez-acts-cropJusto L. González, Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2001), 291 pages, ISBN 9781570753985. Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit is a translation and update of González’s Hechos in the Comentario Biblico Hispanoamericano (Miami, Fla.: Editorial Caribe, 1992). González‘s discussion for each ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 17

    ckeener-matthewseries-l17 The seventeenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 24—25.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009). The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: The Matthew Lectures

    ckeener-matthewlectures A series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Lecture 1: The Reliability of the Gospels, Part 1 Lecture 2: The Reliability of the Gospels, Part 2; Miracles, Part 1 Lecture 3: Miracles, Part 2, Exorcism Lecture ... Read More

  • Pentecostal Theological Education: Latin America Theological Seminary

    personal-de-la-facultad What does Spirit-filled education look like around the world? The President of Facultad de Teología, Allen Martin, tells us how this seminary is training men and women across the Spanish-speaking world. Part of the Pentecostal Theological Education Around the World series from PneumaReview.com. My name is ... Read More

  • Estrelda Alexander: Black Fire Reader

    ?????Estrelda Y. Alexander, Black Fire Reader: A Documentary Resource on African American Pentecostalism (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013), xvi + 242 pages, ISBN 9781608995622. This is an anthology of primary source documents that examine the contributions of African Americans in the expansion of the modern-day Pentecostal ... Read More

  • Neil Plantinga: Reading for Preaching

    cplantinga-readingpreachersCornelius Plantinga Jr., Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2013), 133 pages. “There is no end to the writing of books” says the Preacher of Ecclesiastes; the same can be said about the writing of books ... Read More

  • Revival in Papua

    pastornaomiwith2rescuedIt all started when my friend and I were longing to do something that can bring about changes in Papua. There are many ideas but there are many challenges and political issues that we must consider as well. Before I go any further, I would like ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 13

    ckeener-matthewseries-l13 The thirteenth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 14—16.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009).   The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Craig Keener: Matthew, Lecture 12

    ckeener-matthewseries-l12 The twelfth in a series of 19 lectures on the Gospel of Matthew by Dr. Craig S. Keener of Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. This lecture is entitled, “Matthew 12—14.”     For further reading: Craig S. Keener, Gospel of Matthew: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary (Eerdmans, 2009).   The Secret Codes in ... Read More

  • Pneumatic Medicine and Mental Health

    pasocietychaplain-cletushull-201610 I spoke with the Pennsylvania Society of Chaplains in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on October 11, 2016 about my ministry work with mental illness, patients, and staff in 3 psychiatric hospitals for 28 years with what I call “Pneumatic Medicine.” Pneumatic Medicine is the combination of prayer ... Read More

  • Vern Poythress: Redeeming Science

    Redeeming Science_06.inddVern S. Poythress, Redeeming Science: A God-Centered Approach (Wheaton: Crossway, 2006), 381 pages. Vern S. Poythress is Professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for over twenty-five years. Holding degrees in New Testament studies, apologetics, and mathematics, ... Read More

  • Jerry Walls: Hell: The Logic of Damnation

    jwallis-hellJerry L. Walls, Hell: The Logic of Damnation (University of Notre Dame Press, 1992), 182 pages, ISBN 9780268010966. Jerry Walls is not the first to observe that the doctrine of hell seems to have slipped from contemporary Christian consciousness. Among theologians, the slide towards annihilationism or ... Read More

  • The Gospel of Judas: Monster or kitten?

    monsterkitten In the first week of April 2006, the press announced with great fanfare the discovery of the “lost Gospel of Judas.” The terminology was well crafted to scandalize. A “lost gospel” might mean that the Bible has been incomplete all this time. What information ... Read More

  • Participating with God

    handsraised-avelchuklanov-540x360Participating with God: Considerations from the Orthodox East for the Theological Task of the West Introduction In the opening pages of his three-volume Renewal Theology, J. Rodman Williams makes an observation which merits our attention. Theology as a task of the Christian church, he explains, is an ... Read More

  • Let’s Love Our Neighbors

    antipasharrispreaching201611-614x409 I pray that you had a great weekend. This past week has been quite eventful for Americans. Now, we know who the new president-elect is. I only hope that, regardless of the nominee for whom you may have voted, we gather ourselves in prayer for ... Read More

  • Islam and the Birth of Christ

    wiki-800px-jerusalem_early20thcentury_cropWhat do Muslims believe about the birth of Jesus, and how is it different from what Christians believe? Many Evangelical Christians are surprised to discover that Islam believes in Jesus as the Virgin-born Messiah and Prophet. Indeed, it is interesting we have many professing Christian leaders ... Read More

  • Fall 2016: Other Significant Articles

    othersignificant-fall2016 Ed Stetzer, “Five Fundamentals for an Evangelical Future: The sky isn’t falling for evangelicals” The Exchange (September 19, 2016). Yes, the last decade has been a challenging time, but no, it’s not as bad for evangelicals as many have made it out to be. What can ... Read More

  • Opoku Onyinah: Spiritual Warfare

    oonyinah-spiritualwarfareOpoku Onyinah, Spiritual Warfare: A Centre for Pentecostal Theology Short Introduction (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2012), 196 pages. The Centre for Pentecostal Theology (CPT) Press is initiating an ongoing series of “short introductions”. To date they include the present volume by Onyinah under review and Lee ... Read More

  • Staff and Salary, Part 1

    dreiland-staffsalary-p1What people get paid is a sensitive and personal topic. It is no different for church staff, and particularly so for pastors who often live under standards and scrutiny higher than of volunteers. This mini-series will dive into a candid look at this practical and ... Read More

  • Christ in us brings hope to the world

    aharris-christinus As the chilly winds blow, winter is settling in here in Virginia. 2016 is quickly coming to a close, making room for 2017. In many ways, 2017 will be a year of transition. The next president of the United States of America will be inaugurated; ... Read More

  • Peter Cartwright and the Circuit Riders: A Sustained Revival

    petercartwright-sketchIntroduction In a town called Rogues’ Harbor, because of its many rogues and outlaws, Peter Cartwright found salvation from a life of debauchery. He experienced conviction of sin and redemption during the Kentucky Revival in the early 1800s. The revival itself faded due to infighting and ... Read More

  • Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War, Part 1

    whichwaytrolley-p1banner   Introduction This article is a spiritual and historical reflection on the two American wars of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam. Many younger American readers may not be aware that the British successfully fought a Communist insurgency in Malaya (1948-1960) and the French fought the First Indochina ... Read More

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