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Summer 2006

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 21: Matthew 26:31-27:36, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesAn examination of Messiah’s night-time trial before the Sanhedrin, pointing to the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy and the travesty of justice that took place. Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of Me this night, for it is written, ‘I will strike ... Read More
  • Coming in the Fall 2006 (9:4) Issue

    autumn-1433179-m  The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah. Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series with part 22 of his commentary on the Gospel of Matthew. Kevin examines the Passion of Messiah, putting the events in historical and Jewish perspective   The Power of ... Read More
  • Ricky Roberts: The Gift of Tongues Examined

    456  Ricky Roberts, The Gift of Tongues Examined (Lake Mary, FL: Creation House, 2003), 132 pages. Roberts intends with this book to defend the practice of speaking in tongues. This in turn necessitates an exposition of its purpose and nature in the apostolic and post-apostolic ... Read More
  • Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner: Christian Jihad

    789  Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner, Christian Jihad (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004), 240 pages.  The Caner brothers have written a provocative book that is perhaps even prophetic. I mean provocative in the sense that it is sure to provoke strong responses, whether in agreement ... Read More
  • Craig Blomberg: Making Sense of the New Testament

    123  Craig L. Blomberg, Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2004), 189 pages. How do we know that the New Testament that we hold in our hands today is accurate? If we conclude that it is indeed accurate, ... Read More
  • Summer 2006: Other Significant Articles

    Enrichment200601  Rob Moll, “Missions Incredible: South Korea sends more missionaries than any country but the U.S. And it won’t be long before it’s number one” Christianity Today (March 2006), pages 28-34. This cover story is an informative and encouraging introduction to the place Koreans are taking in ... Read More
  • Arturo Azurdia: Spirit Empowered Preaching

    AAzurdia-SpiritEmpoweredPreaching  Arturo G. Azurdia III, Spirit Empowered Preaching: Involving the Holy Spirit in your Ministry (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 1998), 192 pages. Arturo Azurdia III graduated from Westminster Theological Seminary, California, in 1998 with a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree. Azurdia’s book was a requirement ... Read More
  • Garrett DeWeese and J.P. Moreland: Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult

    Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult  Garrett J. DeWeese and J.P. Moreland, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner’s Guide to Life’s Big Questions (InterVarsity Press, 2005), 170 pages. Over the last two centuries the confidence of Christians in the reasonableness and credibility of their faith has met significant challenges from a ... Read More
  • Grant McClung: Pentecostals: The Sequel

    CT200604Pentecostals  Grant McClung, “Pentecostals: The Sequel: What will it take for this world phenomenon to stay vibrant for another 100 years?” Christianity Today (April 2006), pages 30-36. While some of us who have been reading Christianity Today for years and years—I started in 1961 when the magazine ... Read More
  • Tony Jones: Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative

    TonyJones_tonyjnet  Tony Jones, “Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative: How I Learned to Stop Doing Bible Studies and Start Loving the Bible Again” Youthworker (May/Jun 2004, Vol 20, No 5), pages 30-34. In the midst of serving other people and the details of life, it can be easy to ... Read More
  • Desire Prophecy: Pursuing what builds the church

    prophecy_blackbackground  Pastor Lathrop reminds us that we should pursue the gifts of the Spirit—especially that we might prophesy—in order to build up the church.   The subject of spiritual gifts is an on-going controversies in the contemporary church. Sincere, Bible-believing Christians are divided over this very important issue. ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Summer 2006

    volcanos-SudionoMuji-432x288  from the editor’s desk Has anyone ever asked you, “Are you one of them tongue-talkers?” After you get your eyes to stop rolling, you have to decide whether or not to do a witty comeback (no, this is not the kind of response I usually choose, ... Read More
  • Wesley and the Pentecostals

    JohnWesley  Discover the heritage of John Wesley that runs deep in Holiness and Pentecostal movements.   Pentecostalism is what some might call the forgotten legacy of John Wesley. In nearly 100 years the movement has become the fastest growing body of Christians on the face of the planet. ... Read More
  • The Power of the Cross: Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People

    Power of the Cross  Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People, by Jeffrey J. Niehaus When the Son of God came to earth he brought what the Bible metaphorically calls the “water” of the Holy Spirit, who had been poured out on him without measure. The Son’s first advent ... Read More
  • Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal, Part 2, 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 2 of 2 Discover Agnes Sanford’s important influence on the charismatic movement in this article by historian William De Arteaga.   The Healing Light It was during her ministry at Tilton Army Hospital that Mrs. Sanford wrote her first and most successful book, The Healing Light.27 The ... Read More
  • Voyle Glover: Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators

    VGlover-Protecting-9780825426919  Voyle Glover, Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators: Legal FAQs for Church Leaders (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel, 2005), 133 pages. The author of Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators is a lawyer. It is no surprise then, that the book is first and foremost a legal ... Read More
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