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Spring 2006

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 20: Matthew 26:1-30, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesMessiah celebrates his final Passover on earth, teaching us much about His own identity as the Paschal Lamb. And it came about that when Jesus had finished all these words, He said to His disciples, “You know that after two days the Passover is coming …” ... Read More
  • Review Essay, Keeping the Balance

    9780851114828[1]The introduction of this review essay appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of Pneuma Review. Phillip Duce and Daniel Strange, eds., Keeping the Balance (Intervarsity Press, 2001), 238 pages, 9780851114828. Approaching theological and religious studies at university-level can present Christians with some special challenges. Cherished beliefs will ... Read More
  • Precedents and Possibilities: Pentecostal Perspectives on World Religions

    tonyrichie  An introduction to theology of religions:  Pentecostal/charismatic leaders cannot afford to ignore the fact of religious pluralism. How should we engage people of other religions in such a way as to share the love of Jesus without compromising the message? Editors Notes: The Pneuma Review editorial ... Read More
  • Spring 2006: Other Significant Articles

    LJ-Summer2005    Eric Wilbanks, “The Portable Preacher: A guide to joining the podcasting revolution … without getting lost in the crowd.” Ministries Today (Jan./Feb. 2006), pages 75-76. This “Ministry Tools” article is an introduction to the expanding universe of podcasting (downloadable internet radio) and a guide to help ... Read More
  • Coming in the Summer 2006 (9:3) Issue

    summer_meadow-1445310-m    The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah. Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series with part 21 of his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Kevin examines Messiah’s night-time trial before the Sanhedrin, pointing to the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy and the ... Read More
  • Bill Hull: It’s Just Not Working

    LJ-Summer2005  Bill Hull, “It’s Just Not Working” Leadership (Summer 2005), pages 26-28. Bill Hull challenges the philosophical foundation upon which many ministries are based. We live today in a world where the church attendance number—that one number—allegedly speaks volumes about that church, its leaders, and its ... Read More
  • Francis MacNutt: The Nearly Perfect Crime

    FMacNutt-NearlyPerfectCrimeFrancis MacNutt, The Nearly Perfect Crime: How the Church Almost Killed the Ministry of Healing (Chosen, 2005), 256 pages. Francis MacNutt has written an insightful book about how the ministry of healing has been greatly diminished in the Church for centuries (almost 1600 hundred years!). Healing ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: The Reader’s “Social Location,” by Craig S. Keener

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&ScrollPart of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Spring 2006 The Reader’s “Social Location” For those of us who embrace the Bible as God’s Word, our goal is always to hear what God was saying in Scripture. Because we ... Read More
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: Reader Responses

    RWalston-TheSpeakingInTonguesControversyThank you for joining us to discuss Rick Walston’s book The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.   Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon ... Read More
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: Editor Conclusion

    RWalston-TheSpeakingInTonguesControversy  Thank you for joining us to discuss Rick Walston’s book The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.   Rick Walston, The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Fairfax, VA: Xulon ... Read More
  • Considering the Apocrypha as Canon?

    e-mailKevin Williams in his article “Spiritual Ecstasy,” which appeared in the Fall 2005 issue of the Pneuma Review, says: “While not considered canon by either the Jewish or Christian camps …” referring to 2 Esdras (also known as Ezra 4). I thought that Roman Catholics, ... Read More
  • The Power of the Cross: Introduction

    Power of the Cross  Introduction Increasing millions of believers worldwide claim that God still works miraculously through His people today.1 They claim that Christians should expect to preach the gospel and minister the gospel’s power with all the gifts of the Spirit, including the miraculous gifts (prophecy, word of knowledge, ... Read More
  • The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of the Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys

    9780830838912_p0_v1_s260x420[1]Mark A. Noll, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The age of the Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys, A History of Evangelicalism, People, Movements and Ideas in the English-Speaking World I (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2003). This is a splendid book that I found to ... Read More
  • Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal, Part 1, by William L. De Arteaga

    c_documents_and_settings_notandi_my_documents_my_pictures_copy_3_of_copy_of_god_s_mircals1_copy_273740[1]Part 1 of 2 Introduction In 1985 Dave Hunt, a lay cult watcher, published one of the most influential books of the 1980s, The Seduction of Christianity.1 In that work he lambasted much of the leadership of the charismatic renewal for “seducing” the American Christianity with ideas ... Read More
  • Jamie Smith: Introducing Radical Orthodoxy

    JSmith-IntroducingRadicalOrthodoxy  James K.A. Smith, Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2004), 291 pages. Post-modernism is a philosophical perspective many Christians are now embracing in order to overcome the debilitating effects of modernity on the Christian church. What is refreshing about James ... Read More
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