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Spring 2007

  • Spring 2007: Other Significant Articles

    CT200610Jack Hayford, “Waltzing With the World?” Ministry Today (July/Aug 2006), page 50. Pastor Jack Hayford says that cultural transformation is not about competition with the surrounding culture but penetration of that culture. “I may adopt a style to reach my culture. But it will be ... Read More
  • Roc Bottomly: The Promised Power

    RBottomly-PromisedPowerRoc Bottomly, The Promised Power: Experiencing The Union Of Word and Spirit (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2005), 205 pages. This book bears wonderful testimony to what God is doing in the world today. The author, Roc Bottomly, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in ... Read More
  • David J. Hesselgrave: Paradigms in Conflict

    DHesselgrave-ParadigmsInConflictDavid J. Hesselgrave, Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2005), 368 pages, ISBN 9780825427701. It is rare to find a very readable and theologically sound volume that examines current missiological issues perceptively with historical backgrounds, biblical exegesis, and practical ... Read More
  • Thomas C. Oden: Turning around the Mainline

    TOden-TurningAroundMainline Thomas C. Oden, Turning around the Mainline: How Renewal Movements are Changing the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006), 270 pages. This latest book by Thomas C. Oden gathers together for the first time the prevailing themes and documents of the confessing and renewal movements within mainline ... Read More
  • Loren Sandford: Purifying the Prophetic

    LSandford-PurifyingProphetic    R. Loren Sandford, Purifying the Prophetic: Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-Fulfillment (Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2005), 203 pages. Loren Sandford writes with a twofold purpose: He seeks to confront the culture of self-centered Christianity and to refocus the Charismatic Church on the work and the ... Read More
  • Otis Fisher: The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life

    OFisher-RoleSpiritWorldLife  Otis L. Fisher, The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life: How God is Immanent in His Creation (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2004), 159 pages. Otis L. Fisher, associate pastor in Churchville, VA and graduate of Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, writing to a broad Christian ... Read More
  • Jim Purves: The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement

    JPurves-TriuneGodCharismaticMovement  Jim Purves, The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement: A Critical Appraisal of Trinitarian Theology and Charismatic Experience from a Scottish Perspective, Paternoster Theological Monographs (Cumbria, UK: Paternoster, 2004), 242 pages, ISBN 9781597527538. Jim Purves has provided an important contribution not only to Charismatic studies but ... Read More
  • Coming in the Summer 2007 (10:3) Issue

    summer_melon-1438988-m  The Kingdom and the Power. The Pneuma Review has received permission to reprint chapters from this important work that asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” The Summer 2007 issue will continue this ... Read More
  • Correctly Handling the Word of Truth: An interview with Craig S. Keener

    CraigKeener Chicago 2012  An interview with Craig S. Keener by John P. Lathrop.   I noticed that of the eleven books that you have had published that you have written three about the Holy Spirit. Is the Holy Spirit a subject of particular interest to you? When I was a ... Read More
  • Ruth Tucker: God Talk

    RTucker-GodTalk  Ruth A. Tucker, God Talk: Cautions for those Who Hear God’s Voice (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2005), 173 pages. Ruth Tucker confronts the popular notion that everyone can hear the voice of God. Pentecostal, Charismatic, and Evangelical bookshelves abound with books that instruct the reader ... Read More
  • Ernest Gentile: Your Sons and Daughters Shall Prophesy

    EGentile-YourSonsDaughtersShallProphesy  Ernest B. Gentile, Your Sons & Daughters Shall Prophesy: Prophetic Gifts in Ministry Today (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1999), 432 pages. In the foreword to Your Sons & Daughters Shall Prophesy, C. Peter Wagner says that this book could qualify as a textbook on the subject ... Read More
  • Joe Maxwell: Martyred for the Message

    Charisma_200609  Joe Maxwell, “Martyred for the Message: We’ve forgotten how much blood was spilled so that we could read God’s Word” Charisma (Sept 2006), pages 38-40, 42-47. A Thriller or Real Life? Does this sound like an exciting book or movie? “A small group of radical extremists are ... Read More
  • Spring 2007: Suggested Reading

    Postmodernism_theme  Suggestions for Further Reading Although there are numerous scholarly papers that have been written on the subject of the church and postmodernism, here are some that readers have suggested.   ♦ Stanley J. Grenz, “Beyond Foundationalism: Is a Nonfoundationalist Evangelical Theology Possible?” http://www.luthersem.edu/ctrf/Papers/1998_grenz.pdf   ♦ D. ... Read More
  • Postmodern Rebels

    Postmodernism_theme    Almost one hundred years ago, Pentecostalism emerged as a rejection of the current social structure. Sin, corruption and lack of holiness were pervasive, spreading not only throughout society, but also establishing strongholds within the mainstream denominations. With its Wesleyan holiness roots, Pentecostalism took an open ... Read More
  • Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism

    Postmodernism_theme    Bob Dylan wrote a song in the 1960’s entitled “The Times They are A-Changin” that describes the changing times that we now live in. Change is all around us. There is rapid development and technology such as the world has never seen before. In the ... Read More
  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen: An Introduction to Theology of Religions

    VMKarkkainen-IntroTheologyReligions-9780830825721  Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen, An Introduction to Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical, & Contemporary Perspectives (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003), 372 pages. In a world where wars are waged over disagreements between world religions, widespread ignorance and indifference regarding theology of religions is an astounding and inexcusable ... Read More
  • Johanna van Wijk-Bos: Making Wise the Simple

    JBos-MakingWiseSimple  Johanna W. H. van Wijk-Bos, Making Wise the Simple: The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005), 353 pages. Why should Pentecostal preachers read a book written by a Presbyterian scholar whose passion is a study of the “Law” which many ... Read More
  • Festus Akinnifesi: Divine Healing

    FAkinnifesi-DivineHealing-9781597812115  Festus Akinnifesi, Divine Healing: A Biblical Solution to Sound Health (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2005), 344 pages. When it comes to the subject of divine healing, there is too much fear, a lack of knowledge, and a tendency toward extremes, according to Dr. Festus Akinnifesi. But ... Read More
  • Alister McGrath: The Science of God

    AMcGrath-ScienceOfGod  Alister E. McGrath, The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004), 271 pages. Alister E. McGrath personifies an eclectic and exciting combination of interests and abilities. Professor of theology at Oxford University and principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, he is also ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Spring 2007

    QuentinSchultze  In a recent meeting I attended, expert communicator Dr. Quentin Schultz reminded us that all followers of Jesus are called to be servant communicators. All of us are part of the story that God is telling in the world, the story of His love, power, ... Read More
  • John Mortensen on Triumphalistic Worship

    CuttingEdge_crop-Spring2006  Responding to the “Other Significant Article” review of John Mortensen’s “How Then Shall We Write?” Editor’s Note: that link to the full issue is http://vineyardusa.org/site/files/cutting-edge/06-Spring-Worship.pdf   I followed the link included at the end of the brief review for the article: John Mortensen, “How ... Read More
  • The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 2, by Gary S. Greig

    Power of the Cross  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   Continued from Part 1 appearing in the Winter 2007 issue   III. Signs, Wonders, and Miracles Are Intended to Encourage Belief and Deepen Faith in Christ It is true ... Read More
  • Tongues and Brain Activity

    BrainStructures“For if I pray in a tongue, my spirit prays, but my understanding is unfruitful.” (1 Cor 14:14, NKJV) The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has made a “fascinating” discovery: Brain Activity declines as subjects speak in tongues. This research appeared in the November 2006 ... Read More
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