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Summer 2018

  • Five Pillars on which the American Republic was Founded

    EHyatt-FivePillarsReligious liberty was important to those that risked everything to break away from Britain to form the USA. Did they anticipate a secular nation? Christian historian Eddie L. Hyatt is passionate about making known the true story of America’s founding. America was founded on Christian principles ... Read More

  • Anglicans from the Global South and the Worldwide Anglican Communion

    WDeArteaga-AnglicansA brief review essay from Christian historian William De Arteaga on the tremendous changes taking place in the worldwide Anglican Church. Roger E. Olson, “Something Interesting Is Happening in the Worldwide Anglican Communion (And Why It Matters to Non-Anglicans)” (June 28, 2018). The article by professor Roger ... Read More

  • Jeremiah Campbell: Say What?

    ?????Jeremiah Campbell, Say What? A Biblical and Historical Journey on the Connection between the Holy Spirit, Prophecy, and Tongues (Wipf & Stock, 2018), x + 122 pages, ISBN 9781532646997. Jeremiah Campbell (DMin, Talbot School of Theology) has written a very accessible volume in defense of connections ... Read More

  • The Disenchantment of the West: Why Christianity is Waning in the United States and Europe

    Disenchatment-anchorImage-500x333 According to analysts, Christianity is rapidly advancing across the globe. Some are signifying that 3.2 out of 6.9 billion people currently identify with Jesus. Contrary to genuine concerns, Islam surpassing Christianity is improbable. For one thing, Protestant growth from 1960-2000 was three times global population changes ... Read More

  • Ronald Sider: Nonviolent Action

    RSider-NonviolentActionRonald J. Sider, Nonviolent Action: What Christian Ethics Demands But Most Christians Have Never Really Tried (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos Press, 2015), 191+xvi pages, ISBN 9781587433665. In the book under review, Ronald Sider provides an alternative to the just war vs. pacifism discussion. Just war activists ... Read More

  • New blog on F.F. Bosworth

    BosworthBlog I wanted to invite you to check out my new blog on F.F. Bosworth. It’s called, Bosworth Matters, and it features critical research and commentary on Bosworth’s life history. It is located at A recent post is titled, “Why Ern Baxter Left the Ministry of William Branham: ... Read More

  • Matthew Kaemingk: Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear

    MKaemingk-ChristianHospitality&MuslimImmigrationMatthew Kaemingk, Christian Hospitality and Muslim Immigration in an Age of Fear (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018), 338 pages. The kind of book Evangelical Christians need to be reading on navigating Christian-Muslim relations today is the kind of book Matthew Kaemingk has written in Christian Hospitality ... Read More

  • Ryan Lokkesmoe: Paul and His Team

    RLokkesmoe-PaulAndHisTeamRyan Lokkesmoe, Paul and His Team: What The Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence (Chicago, IL: Moody Publishers, 2017), 224 pages. ISBN-10: 0802415644, ISBN-13: 978-0802415646  Ryan Lokkesmoe has a doctorate in New Testament from the University of Denver. He currently serves as lead pastor ... Read More

  • Amos Yong: The Dialogical Spirit

    CASCADE_TemplateAmos Yong, The Dialogical Spirit: Christian Reason and Theological Method in the Third Millennium (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014), 352 ages. Amos Yong’s The Dialogical Spirit contains a series of essays written within the past two decades that demonstrates not only thoughtful theological engagement with a ... Read More

  • Kingdom Family Conference 2018

    IndoKFC2018-1-medWhat God is doing in the world today? Pastor John Lathrop tells us about a move of the Holy Spirit in Southeast Asia. A significant Christian conference was held in Indonesia between July 4th and July 6th, it was called the Kingdom Family Conference. My ... Read More

  • The Red Letters of Jesus

    VLinzey-TheRedLettersWhy are the words of Jesus in red print? The mother and son Bible translator team of Verna and James Linzey explain the significance of putting the words of Jesus in red letters and how it was supposed to help readers of the Gospels. Are the ... Read More

  • Common Barriers to the Baptism in the Holy Spirit

    JCampbell-CommonBarriersDo you want God to use you? God has put every believer on a journey to become more like Jesus, to walk in the power of the Spirit to proclaim his kingdom. In this excerpt from his book, Say What? A Biblical and Historical Journey ... Read More

  • Mark Tietjen: Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians

    MTietjen-Kierkegaard-largeMark A. Tietjen, Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016), 169 pages, ISBN 9780830840977. An article in the August/September 2016 issue of Philosophy Now asks, “Is Kierkegaard Still Relevant Today?” Author Mark A. Tietjen, who teaches at the Stony Brook ... Read More

  • The Quest for the Primitive Church

    Papyrus46-2Cor11.33-12.9As a historian of the persecution that Bulgarian Pentecostals endured under Soviet control, Dr. Dony Donev has much to say about becoming an earnest, Bible-believing community of believers.   The meaning of life is hidden behind the answers of the existential questions: Who am I? Why am ... Read More

  • Mark Wilson: The Spirit Said Go

    ?????Mark Wilson, The Spirit Said Go: Lessons in Guidance from Paul’s Journeys (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2017), 164 pages, ISBN 978-1532630132. Mark Wilson is both a scholar and an author. He founded the Asia Minor Research Center in Antalya, Turkey and serves as its director. He ... Read More

  • Interceding for Healing

    phone-AlexanderAndrews-cropA posting from the Rev. Dr. William De Arteaga on ways of engaging in effective long-distance healing prayer. Like much of his work, this has the potential to be both edifying and controversial. I call a certain form of intercessory prayer “spirit to spirit prayer.” ... Read More

  • Lee Strobel: The Case for Miracles

    LStrobel-TheCaseForMiraclesLee Strobel, The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural (Zondervan, 2018), 320 pages, ISBN 9780310259183 The Case for Miracles marks the latest installment in Lee Strobel’s series of “The Case for…” books. Strobel, a former atheist and award winning legal editor of ... Read More

  • Jakob Thorsen: Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life

    JThorsen-CharismaticPracticeCatholicParishLife-lrgJakob Egeris Thorsen, Charismatic Practice and Catholic Parish Life: The Incipient Pentecostalization of the Church in Guatemala and Latin America, Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies 17 (Leiden: Brill, 2015) x + 242 pages, ISBN 9789004291669. Recent scholarship on the rapid expansion of Christianity in the Global ... Read More

  • Pentecostal Theology in Africa

    PentecostalTheologyAfricaClifford R. Clarke, ed., Pentecostal Theology in Africa, African Christian Studies Series (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2014). This compendium of articles put together by Clifton Clarke excels in being a clear, carefully presented and carefully argued account, taking a variety of different theologically-rooted angles on AP ... Read More

  • The Holy Spirit’s Presence in Your Brain During Sleep

    sleep-HutomoAbrianto-576212-crop One of the things I love about studying the doctrine of the Holy Spirit is that it helps me learn how to discern where the Spirit is at work in the world around me. And from my study I have come to conclude that the ... Read More

  • A Pentecostal Season: Bibliography

    FBillman-SupernaturalThreadThis bibliography is part of an excerpt from The Supernatural Thread in Methodism: Signs and Wonders Among Methodists Then and Now by Methodist historian and renewalist Frank Billman.   Related Articles: Frank Billman’s introduction to “A Pentecostal Season: The Methodists in England and America” “A Pentecostal Season: The Methodists ... Read More

  • Experiencing Life in the Spirit: an interview with Frank Billman speaks with Christian historian and renewalist, Frank Billman, about John Wesley, the Methodist Church, and the supernatural ministry of the Holy Spirit today. You have written a book called The Supernatural Thread in Methodism. Please tell our readers a little bit about the book. ... Read More

  • Summer 2018: Other Significant Articles

    OtherSignificant-Summer2018 Roger E. Olson, “Remembering the Difference between Patriotism and Nationalism” Patheos (July 1, 2018).   Mandy Smith, “When Your Calling Feels Like Death: Doing God’s will, even in ministry, isn’t always fun and flourishing” CT Pastors (June 2018).   Cletus Hull, “My Church is a Mental Hospital” Fuller 11 ... Read More

  • Churches Bring #MeToo To The Pulpit

    pews-GrantWhitty-686222-383x256100 Pastors Preach Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Washington, DC – High profile cases of pastors and priests both perpetuating sexual violence or covering up domestic violence have dominated the media in recent months. As a nation we have witnessed a rush to silence or blame ... Read More

  • Keep Advancing the Dream

    443px-Martin_Luther_King_-_March_on_WashingtonToday is an important day in history. August 28th, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” Speech on the on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. during the “March on Washington for Jobs and ... Read More

  • Edward Irving’s Incarnational Christology, Part 1

    TMartindale-EdwardIrvingIncarnationalChristology-P1Edward Irving’s Incarnational Christology: A Theological Examination of Irving’s Notion of Christ’s Sinful Flesh as it relates to the Fullness of the Incarnation In this three-part series, Trevor Martindale gives us an in-depth look at how Edward Irving, one of the 19th Century’s most important church ... Read More

  • A Pentecostal Season: The Methodists in England and America, Part 1

    FBillman-APentecostalSeason-P1In this excerpt from his book, The Supernatural Thread in Methodism: Signs and Wonders Among Methodists Then and Now, Methodist historian and renewalist Frank Billman reveals how miracles and supernatural interventions were widespread in the ministries of John Wesley and the early Methodists.   Miraculous healing, ... Read More

  • A Pentecostal Season: Author Introduction

    FBillman-APentecostalSeason-AuthorIntro Author’s Introduction for excerpt from The Supernatural Thread in Methodism: Signs and Wonders Among Methodists Then and Now Baptism in the Holy Spirit for power and manifestations of the power of God in healing, deliverance from demons, angelic encounters, falling over, crying out, shouting, jumping, dancing, ... Read More

  • The Resurgence of the Gospel, Part One: The Medieval Prologue and the Remapping of the World

    WWalton-Resurgence-P1 The Resurgence of the Gospel and the Flowering of the Global Christian Message Part One: The Medieval Prologue & the Remapping of the World   In Retrospect By looking backwards to the beginning of the spread of the Gospel that Jesus is both Lord and Christ and considering ... Read More

  • Medieval Lay Mystics

    CHM127-MedievalLayMystics201808Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), announces its latest issue, titled: Medieval Lay Mystics. The entire issue explores a mysterious question for many Christians, historians and scholars – What did it look like and what did it feel like to be a medieval Christian? Spanning four ... Read More

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