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Summer 2005

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 18: Matthew 22:41-23:39, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesIn this installment of this unique commentary on the Gospel to the Hebrews, Yeshua asks His examiners a question, “What do you think about the Christ, whose son is He?” Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them a question, saying, “What do you ... Read More
  • Visual Bible: The Gospel of John

    VisualBible-GospelJohn  The Gospel of John (Visual Bible, 2004). The Visual Bible, with productions of The Gospel of Matthew and Acts, continues their quality retelling of biblical stories in The Gospel of John. In this word-for-word drama using the Good News Bible translation, the viewer it taken on ... Read More
  • Fruitful Repentance

    FruitfullRepentance_BkltCvrsmLose your folklore and gain biblical insight about this misunderstood gift from God. Jesus is the one whom God exalted to His right hand as a Prince and a Savior, to grant repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:31 Introduction The subject of repentance is widely ... Read More
  • C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson: Out of Africa

    OutOfAfrica-194652664  C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson, eds., Out of Africa: How the Spiritual Explosion Among Nigerians is Impacting the World (Ventura, CA: Regal, 2004), 219 pages, ISBN 9780830732920. Every once in a while, I get to review a “must read” book and this is one that ... Read More
  • Michael Satlow: Jewish Marriage in Antiquity

    download (3)  Michael L. Satlow, Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2001), 434 pages. Without question, we can all agree that marriage between man and woman was established and ordained by God very early after the creation account. Throughout the Bible, men take wives, marriages are ... Read More
  • Ian Stackhouse: The Gospel-Driven Church

    download (4)  Ian Stackhouse, The Gospel-Driven Church: Retrieving Classical Ministry for Contemporary Revivalism (Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster Press, 2004), 291 pages. This, in the words of the Foreword, “is the first in a series of books that reflect the work of an ecumenical conversation,” where Stackhouse reflects ... Read More
  • Harry Jackson: The Warrior’s Heart

    HJackson-WarriorsHeart  Harry R. Jackson, Jr., The Warrior’s Heart (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 2004), 224 pages. Despite its militaristic title, and soldiering themes, The Warrior’s Heart is a very spiritual work. Bishop Harry Jackson’s work is rather thoughtful, yet focused on the realities of living a purposeful Christian ... Read More
  • Ajith Fernando: Sharing the Truth in Love

    download  Ajith Fernando, Sharing the Truth in Love: How to relate to people of other faiths (Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 2001), 287 pages. Ajith Fernando lives and works in Sri Lanka as the head of Youth for Christ, an organization that will meet with the approval ... Read More
  • Summer 2005: Other Significant Articles

    Enrichment_2005q1  Curtiss Paul DeYoung, Michael O. Emerson, George Yancey, and Karen Chai Kim, “All Churches Should Be Multiracial” Christianity Today (April 2005), pages 32-35. This excerpt from United by Faith: The Multiracial Congregation as an Answer to the Problem of Race (Oxford, 2003) is a summary of ... Read More
  • Coming in the Fall 2005 (8:4) Issue

    autumn-plants-1440177-m    Some of the content you can expect to see in our next issue.   Spiritual Ecstasy: Israeli Spirituality in the Days of Jesus the Messiah, by Kevin Williams Kevin Williams takes a break from his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew to talk about what the Pharisees ... Read More
  • Tim Keel: Naked in the Pulpit

    Pulpit  Tim Keel, “Naked in the Pulpit: How my preaching became an act of intimacy” Leadership Journal (Winter 2005). What a scary thought: being vulnerable to your congregation. Yet, this is the approach that Tim Keel suggests we pastors should take—a valuable suggestion indeed. Too often I ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Doing Theology

    forward-1443862-m We study God – theologize – to learn more about who He is and His way of walking out our lives. We study to become more like Messiah and do what He reveals to us. Therefore, theology that cannot be “done” has little value. We can ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Context of Genre, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&Scroll In this chapter from the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series, Craig S. Keener continues with a study of laws in the Bible, Biblical prayer and songs, proverbs, and romance literature. As appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2005.   For an introduction to the Context of Genre, see the Spring ... Read More
  • Howard Ervin: Healing

    download (1)  Howard M. Ervin, Healing: Sign of the Kingdom (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002), 116 pages. This is a wonderful little book on the significance of healing in the earthly ministry of Jesus. Howard Ervin rightly notes that the focal point of Jesus’ ministry was the ... Read More
  • David Martin: Pentecostalism

    DMartin-Pentecostalism  David Martin, Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2002), 197+xviii pages, ISBN 9780631231219. How is Pentecostalism shaping the world? David Martin’s thesis is the sociological argument that Pentecostalism functions to advance modernism through the process of secularization. Secularization does not mean a loss ... Read More
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