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Spring 2016: Other Significant Articles

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Ben Witherington III, “Why I’m Not Hoping For Heaven: Jesus’ miracles promise a better fate—including for my daughter, who died at age 32Christianity Today (April 2016).

Ben Witherington on faith, healing, the miracles of Jesus, and resurrection.

 

Eddie L. Hyatt, “7 Important Lessons from Azusa Street” CharismaNews.com (April 11, 2016).

Eddie Hyatt writes: “In 2005, I was asked to edit the Azusa Street Papers, published between 1906-08, for publication and write an introductory chapter. The book was subsequently published by Charisma House under the title Fire on the Earth: Eyewitness Reports From the Azusa Street Revival, and used as the official book for the Azusa Centennial held in Los Angeles in 2006.

“In doing the research, which required reading through those papers again and again, certain emphases and themes stood out—emphases and themes that need to be revisited by those seeking revival in our day. I have, therefore, categorized below quotes from those old Azusa Street Papers that will guide us in our quest for revival in the 21st century.”

 

Roger E. Olson, “A Pentecost Sermon: The Holy Spirit” Patheos (May 14, 2016).

Today is Pentecost Sunday. That’s our Christian celebration of the birth of the church as recounted in Acts 2. … So what happened then, in that “upper room,” that birthed the Christian church? Christian tradition says what happened was the Holy Spirit was for the first time given to people—as an indwelling gift. The Holy Spirit, who before had been a somewhat elusive presence and power of God descending on prophets, suddenly came to dwell within Jesus’s followers.

 

Michael Brown, “Five Reasons Why I’m Not Worried About the Antichrist” In the Line of Fire (April 4, 2016).

This brief post on End times was recommended to PneumaReview.com with this comment: “Nice article from Dr. Brown. Not theologically deep, but good.”

 

Jesus Is Alive in London: A snapshot of Christian witness in the worldChristianity Today (May 2016).

“For every Anglican church that closed in London since 2010, more than three Pentecostal churches opened.”

 

 J. Lee Grady, “10 Occupational Hazards of Ministry” Fire in My Bones (May 25, 2016).

Lee Grady, former editor of Charisma, offers warnings to young ministers about hardships they must expect if they want to survive and thrive in their callings.

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