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Spring 2005

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 17: Matthew 22:1-40, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesDoes Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out. And Jesus answered and spoke to them again in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared …” (Matthew 22:1-2). One consistent theme to Yeshua’s (Jesus’) ministry in the ... Read More
  • Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives

    download Mark L. Cartledge, Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives (Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Press, 2003), 271 + xiv pages. Theology. Charismatic spirituality. Sociology. Theories of knowledge and truth. Heady topics which Mark Cartledge has successfully integrated into one book, “Practical Theology,” one of the newest volumes ... Read More
  • We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct

    200404_038_fallStanley J. Grenz, “We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct.” Enrichment (Fall 2004), pages 38-47, 51. Sexual misconduct on the part of the clergy is fast becoming a national problem of epidemic proportions. In an over-sexed society, bombarded by sexual themes ... Read More
  • Spring 2005: Other Significant Articles

    ErnestBGentile    Ernest B. Gentile, “You Can Have A Personal Pentecost: The baptism in the Holy Spirit is nothing to fear. It’s God’s gift for all Christians.” Charisma (October 2004), pages 76-78. This short essay is an excellent introduction for the Christian to the baptism in the Holy ... Read More
  • Coming in the Summer 2005 (8:3) Issue

    fruits3    Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series. In part 18 of The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Yeshua asks his examiners a question, “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?”   Pastor Daniel Brown studies biblical repentance, encouraging us ... Read More
  • Vinson Synan: 2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry

    Vinson Synan  Vinson Synan, “2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry: Read the Stories Behind the Gift” Ministries Today (Sep/Oct, 2004), pages 24-28. Vinson Synan, perhaps the leading historian of the modern Pentecostal movement, presents a two part review of the place prophecy has held in the church. The “centuries ... Read More
  • Timothy Yates: The Expansion of Christianity

    TYates-ExpansionChristianity  Timothy Yates, The Expansion of Christianity (Inter Varsity Press, 2004), 190 pages, ISBN 9780830823581. I learned long ago that the IVP produces quality, well written publications and Yates’ book, though small in size, is no exception. Yates is and for years was an Anglican Priest who ... Read More
  • George Barna and Mark Hatch: Boiling Point

    download  George Barna and Mark Hatch, Boiling Point: It Only Takes One Degree. Monitoring Cultural Shifts in the 21st Century (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001), 327 pages. George Barna is known for his apparent pessimism. The successful author of The Frog in the Kettle and The ... Read More
  • Andrew Clarke: Serve the Community of the Church

    download (1)  Andrew D. Clarke, Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000), 305 pages. Clarke’s interest lies in discerning the attitude towards leadership in the early church, in New Testament times. Rejecting the traditional, protestant position that the early ... Read More
  • Michael Brown: Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus

    download  Michael L. Brown, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vols. 1-3 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000 and 2003). When you encounter a Jewish man or woman willing to enter into a dialogue about Jesus, and you face the inevitable hurdles many Jewish people can raise, would it not ... Read More
  • Norma Cook Everist: The Difficult but Indispensable Church

    download (2)  Norma Cook Everist, ed. The Difficult but Indispensable Church (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002), 262 pages. This book is a collaboration of members of the Wartburg Theological Seminary and includes 21 individual authors. Their goal is not to develop a cohesive, monolithic work, but to examine ... Read More
  • Max Turner: The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today

    MTurner-HolySpiritSpiritualGifts-9780801047923  Max Turner, The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today, Revised Edition (Hendrickson Publishers/Baker Academic, 1998), 383 pages. The purpose of this work is to explore the significance of the gifts of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. The book ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Spring 2005

    a-gift-for-you-1105757-m On behalf of the editorial committee, I would like to express my gratitude to the numerous individuals that make the ministry of the Pneuma Foundation possible. We deeply appreciate the many pastors, scholars, leaders, and thinkers that regularly contribute to the publications of the Foundation. ... Read More
  • The Jewish Idioms Abolish and Fulfill

    Judaica_317x359Messianic teacher Kevin Williams investigates the meaning behind “abolish” and “fulfill” in the First Century Jewish context. Shalom, On one of your web pages, you make the claim that the words “abolish” and “fulfill” are Jewish idioms that mean to “misinterpret” and “correctly interpret” the Torah. How ... Read More
  • John the Baptist and the Prophetic Spirit of Pentecost

    Puvis_deChavannes_PierreCecile-JohnTheBaptist_crop  In this article, Professor James Hernando is sure to challenge you with the urgency and mandate of prophetic preaching. But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this ... Read More
  • Difference Can Make Us Mo’ Betta

    Differences-RTwiss-LSanneh-Spring2005I am reading a very insightful and helpful book titled Whose Religion is Christianity? The Gospel beyond the West (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003), by Lamin Sanneh, a Native of Gambia. Dr Sanneh is presently D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre: Narrative, by Craig S. Keener

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&Scroll In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener investigates the question, what can we really learn from the narratives in the Bible? As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2005.   Introduction to Context of Genre Although we have surveyed and illustrated many of the ... Read More
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