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Fall 2019

  • Church Staffing Suggestions: Delegation Fears

    MarkusSpiske-QozzJpFZ2lg-577x385Pastor Daniel Brown discusses the roadblocks and complexities that keep church leaders from inviting others alongside to help shoulder the burdens of ministry. Why is it so difficult for pastors to delegate significant work and ministry to the people in their churches? There are several basic ... Read More

  • How then shall we live: an interview with Jonathan Cahn about The Oracle

    JCahn-Interview End Times teacher Jonathan Cahn speaks with about his life and ministry and his newly released book, The Oracle: The Jubilean Mysteries Unveiled. Please tell us about your story. Where do you come from? What has your spiritual journey looked like? What has God called ... Read More

  • Sam Storms: The Language of Heaven

    language-of-heaven-sam-stormsSam Storms, The Language of Heaven: Crucial Questions About Speaking in Tongues (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2019), 272 pages, ISBN 9781629996073. Sam Storms has served the Lord in a number of different capacities. He is a pastor and has served as an associate professor of theology ... Read More

  • Tenzin Lahkpa and Eugene Bach: Leaving Buddha: A Tibetan Monk’s Encounter with the Living God

    leaving-buddha-a-tibetan-monks-encounter-with-the-living-godTenzin Lahkpa and Eugene Bach, Leaving Buddha: A Tibetan Monk’s Encounter with the Living God (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 2019), 206 pages, ISBN 9781641231022. Eugene Bach is a leader with the Back to Jerusalem ministry ( He has written a number of books about Christianity ... Read More

  • The Tenzin Lahkpa Story

    leaving-buddha-a-tibetan-monks-encounter-with-the-living-godIn this excerpt from Leaving Buddha, Eugene Bach introduces us to the amazing story of Tenzin Lahkpa, a Buddhist monk who had a powerful encounter with Jesus the Messiah.   When I began to write this book, my relationship with Tenzin Lahkpa (a pseudonym) was completely new. ... Read More

  • Enlightened by Love and Sacrifice: An excerpt from Leaving Buddha

    leaving-buddha-a-tibetan-monks-encounter-with-the-living-godIn this excerpt from Leaving Buddha, Tenzin Lahkpa, formerly a Buddhist monk, recalls his first introduction to Jesus the Messiah.   A Christian Family Member “Tenzin!” “Yes?” I responded to the unknown voice yelling down the corridor after me. “There is someone outside looking for you.” I ended my meditation, ... Read More

  • The Global Christian Mission: In the Wake

    WWalton-InTheWake As Western Europeans sailed the seas to trade and settle around the world, how did they carry the mission and message of Jesus with them?   The first long voyages of the Portuguese merchant mariners touched seashores around the world. In their wake came Portuguese Catholic priests ... Read More

  • Nicaragua 2019: Reach, Touch, and Bless

    Nicaragua2019-PrayngFamilyHouse From August 3-10, 2019, Trinity United Christian Church of Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania, traveled on a mission trip to León, Nicaragua. Working with “On Eagles Wings Ministry” in León, our mission included (in the pictures) feeding and serving children, building and painting a new house ... Read More

  • Transmission Trouble: Clashes in English Language Theological Education in Africa

    JHarries-TransmissionTrouble Missionary-scholar Jim Harries looks at the inherent difficulty in packaging and teaching theology in language translated from another culture.   This short article suggests that there are three possible translation-options when theological education from the West is transferred to Africa. None of those options are very satisfactory. ... Read More

  • Persecution Watchgroup Praises Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    STPCbannerA press release from Save the Persecuted Christians about the recent U.S. House of Representatives resolution to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide.   WASHINGTON—Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC), which advocates on behalf of hundreds of millions of Christians facing heavy persecution worldwide, is lauding the approval of ... Read More

  • Bringing Our Requests to God: An Interview with Sam Storms

    SStorms-BringingOurRequestsToGod Speaking with us about his book, The Language of Heaven, pastor-scholar Sam Storms discusses the gift of tongues and the blessing it is to individuals and the local church.   Pneuma Review: At this point in church history speaking in tongues is still a controversial subject. What ... Read More

  • Christ and the Created Order: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science, reviewed by Stephen Vantassel

    ChristandtheCreatedOrderAndrew B. Torrance and Thomas H. McCall, eds., Christ and the Created Order: Perspectives from Theology, Philosophy, and Science, Vol. 2 (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2018), 11-301 pages. In this second volume, Torrance and McCall have collected 16 articles exploring the implications for science and theology ... Read More

  • Prayer Evangelism

    pray_cap-JoshuaHanks-IbBMEnmlpbI When I was young I had an uncle who would come visit about once a year. He was just a mailman who worked hard—rain, sleet, snow or hail. There wasn’t anything too special about him, but he managed to endear himself to all his ... Read More

  • 3 Simple Ways to Discern God’s Voice In Your Life

    VSvit-3SimpleDiscernGodsVoice Valentyn Svit shares three of the ways we can be assured we are following the voice of the Holy Spirit.   You’re driving on the way to work and you hear a voice speak to you in your mind: “Move to California.” You look around. The radio is ... Read More

  • Let Us Give Thanks

    GiveThanks2019 Thank you to our authors and readers who continue to make possible. It is my privilege and joy to participate in this ministry of the written word, proclaiming the truth and love of the Word made flesh. Please join me in giving thanks to our ... Read More

  • Keys To The Apostolic And Prophetic: Embracing the Authentic Avoiding the Bizarre

    KeysApostolicPropheticJoseph S. Girdler and Carolyn Tennant, Keys To The Apostolic And Prophetic: Embracing the Authentic Avoiding the Bizarre (Crestwood, KY: Meadow Stream Publishing, 2019), 228 pages, ISBN 9781733795241. The authors of this book are both ordained ministers with the Assemblies of God. Joseph Girdler has served ... Read More

  • Eddie Byun: Praying for Your Missionary

    EByun-PrayingForYourMissionaryEddie Byun, Praying for Your Missionary: How Prayers From Home Can Change the Nations (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2018), 188 pages, ISBN 978-0830845569. Dr. Eddie Byun is a man with significant ministry experience. He has served in pastoral ministry in America, Canada, Australia, and South Korea (page ... Read More

  • The Prayer of Forgiveness

    KButts-PrayerOfForgiveness “Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us.” Scripture is very clear that sin is a hindrance to answered prayer. Isaiah 59:2 states, “But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so ... Read More

  • Total Surrender: Finding Messiah at an Italian Pentecostal Church, an interview with Michael Brown

    MBrown-TotalSurrenderThose who are familiar with the New Testament book of Acts, perhaps especially Pentecostal believers, know that people in various places in the first century world received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the physical sign of speaking in tongues. Both Jews (Acts 2) ... Read More

  • The Global Reach and Lasting Legacy of Italian Pentecostalism: An Interview with Paul Palma

    PPalma-Interview-coverThose who are familiar with the New Testament book of Acts, perhaps especially Pentecostal believers, know that people in various places in the first century world received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the physical sign of speaking in tongues. Both Jews (Acts 2) ... Read More

  • The Gift of Healing: How it Works in the Modern Age

    prayerCircle-RosieFraser-rTwhmFSoXC8If you walk into many Christian churches and ask about suffering, sickness, and healing, it is likely that you’ll be told that suffering is part of God’s divine plan of redemption. You might even be told that suffering comes from God. Now, we know that ... Read More

  • Reading St. Luke’s Text and Theology: Pentecostal Voices

    Reading St LukeRiku P. Tuppurainen, ed., Reading St. Luke’s Text and Theology: Pentecostal Voices (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2019), xxxiii + 316 pages. The editor of this book, Dr. Riku P. Tuppurainen, Dean of Graduate Studies of Summit Pacific College in Abbotsford, BC (xii), has skillfully assembled a ... Read More

  • Fall 2019: Other Significant Articles

    OtherSignificant-Fall2019 David Gelernter, “Giving Up Darwin” Claremont Review of Books 19:2 (Spring 2019). Darwinism and Neo-Darwinism have failed to answer the origin of any species. Is intelligent design the only scientifically viable answer? Thanks to Brigada for suggesting this long article to start some interesting conversations. “Verna ... Read More

  • Led by The Spirit: The Early Years in the Philippines

    DJohnson-TheEarlyYears This excerpt from Led by the Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines is the first chapter. Missionary-scholar Dave Johnson has brought together a chronicle of over 300 Pentecostal missionaries serving in the Philippines from 1926 through the first ... Read More

  • Paul Hattaway: Shandong

    PHattaway-ShandongPaul Hattaway, Shandong: The Revival Province (London, England: SPCK, 2018), 310 pages, ISBN 9780281078882. Paul Hattaway is the founder and director of Asia Harvest, a ministry that seeks to equip the Asian church to reach its unreached people groups. He has done missionary work in China for ... Read More

  • Heaven: Will I Recognize My Loved Ones?

    sky-BillyHuynh-v9bnfMCyKbg-558x372 In his series about Heaven, Pastor Daniel Brown asks, in the world to come, will we recognize our loved ones?   God is the God of the living, not of the dead. (Mark 12:27) We do not cease to exist after death on earth; we pass into ... Read More

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