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Summer 2007

  • Summer 2007: Other Significant Articles

    CT200612Jack Hayford, “Tongues 101: The church needs to look at tongues as a gift, not as a cause for endless theological debate” Ministry Today (March/April 2007), page 38. Pastor Jack W. Hayford, with over a half-century of pastoral ministry, wants to encourage believers and especially pastors ... Read More
  • Introducing Francis and Judith MacNutt, by William De Arteaga

    macnutts1 Now in his eighties, Dr. Francis MacNutt has been one of the giants of the Christian healing ministry for almost four decades. His books Healing (1974), Deliverance from Evil Spirits (1995), and Overcome by the Spirit (1990) are, I believe, still the best introductions to ... Read More
  • A Conversation with Francis and Judith MacNutt, Interview by David Kyle Foster

    F&JMacNutt2006 David: What is your first memory of knowing God? Francis: As far back as I can remember I believed in God. I went with my dad to church every Sunday. I was always serious about God and very intent on wanting to do His will.   David: How ... Read More
  • Coming in the Fall 2007 (10:4) Issue

    leaf-on-canvas-1431461-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 Fall 2007 issue will continue this ... Read More
  • Thomas Long: Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible

    TLong-PreachingLiteraryFormsBible  Thomas G. Long, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible (Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1989), 144 pages. I recommend this book to all preachers who are serious about being true to the specific genres within the Scriptural text. Applying the principles in this book will help ... Read More
  • Graham Cooke: Approaching The Heart Of Prophecy

    GCooke-ApproachingTheHeartOfProphecy  Graham Cooke, Approaching The Heart Of Prophecy: A Journey Into Encouragement, Blessing And Prophetic Gifting (Winston-Salem, NC: Punch Press, 2006), 282 pages, ISBN 9780977080786. Graham Cooke’s new book Approaching The Heart Of Prophecy: A Journey Into Encouragement, Blessing And Prophetic Gifting is volume one of what ... Read More
  • Crystal Downing: How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith

    How Postmodernism Ser #2758  Crystal L. Downing, How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith: Questioning Truth in Language, Philosophy and Art (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 240 pages. Crystal Downing has navigated through the mire of misinformation and mangled terminology to present to her reader a clear understanding of what postmodernity ... Read More
  • Daniel Jennings: The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley

    DJennings-SupernaturalOccurrencesWesley  Daniel R. Jennings, The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley (Oklahoma City: SEAN Multimedia, 2005), 155 pages. This is a book I wanted to write but never did. In seminary in the 80s, I realized with increasing clarity and conviction contemporary Pentecostalism’s unspeakable debt to the ... Read More
  • Ronald Baxter: Charismatic Gift of Tongues, reviewed by Tony Richie

    RBaxter-CharismaticGiftTongues  Pastor-scholar Tony Richie takes on a cessationist critic of glossolalia.   Ronald E. Baxter, Charismatic Gift of Tongues (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1981), 149 pages. I can think of only two reasons why anyone would want to read this book: as an unavoidable assignment for a book review ... Read More
  • Sam Van Eman: On Earth as It Is In Advertising

    SVanEman-OnEarthAsItIsInAdvertising-2005  Sam Van Eman, On Earth as It Is In Advertising: Moving From Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005), 191 pages. Introduction Advertising is one of the most powerful forces to be reckoned with in today’s society. Thanks to modern technology, it is even ... Read More
  • Philip Jenkins: Companions of Life

    Philip Jenkins  Philip Jenkins, “Companions of Life: A Supple Faith” Christian Vision Project, Books & Culture 13:2 (March/April 2007), pages 9-18. Philip Jenkins, professor of history and religious studies at Pennsylvania State University, is one of the most invigorating voices currently investigating the present state and future ... Read More
  • David Bebbington: The Dominance of Evangelicalism

    DBebbington-TheDominanceEvangelicalism  David Bebbington, The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005), 288 pages, ISBN 9780830825837. In The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody, David Bebbington provides an outstanding introduction to modern evangelicalism by tracing its origins. In ... Read More
  • Summer 2007: Suggested Reading

    Postmodernism_theme  Suggestions for Further Reading Readers have suggested the following as places to find good articles online for further reading on this important subject.   Crystal Downing, “Yolking With Postmodernism: Where is postmodern culture headed? Two recent films, Chicken Run and The X-Men, suggest a neo-Romantic turn” Books & ... Read More
  • From Babel to Pentecost: Proclamation, Translation, and the Risk of the Spirit

    Postmodernism_theme    Can postmodernism tell us something about how the church is to function, how we tell the story of Jesus, and how the Spirit works in our lives?   The wind (pneuma) blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it ... Read More
  • From the Editor’s Desk: Summer 2007

    pencils-and-pens-1265010-m  from the editor’s desk In the Spring 2007 issue we announced that Kevin M. Williams would begin a new series investigating the person and work of the Holy Spirit in the Hebrew Scriptures. Kevin has expressed to the editorial committee the difficulty in researching this theologically-heavy ... Read More
  • Following Christ’s: Example A Biblical View of Discipleship

    Power of the Cross  Jesus’ pattern for making disciples can show us how to live and minister today.   Is the Church both to bear Jesus’ kingdom message and exercise his kingdom ministry by casting out demons and healing the sick? The answer of some is an emphatic “no”! For them, ... Read More
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