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Gordon Smith: Called to Be Saints

Gordon Smith: Called to Be Saints

Gordon T. Smith, Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity (IVP Academic, 2014), 256 pages. Evangelicals are known for their emphasis on conversion, but unfortunately they often neglect life after conversion and beyond justification. Needed, therefore, is a comprehensive theology of the Christian life from beginning to end, along with an explication of […]

Who are "the Called"? Mission, Commission, and Accountability

Who are “the Called”? Mission, Commission, and Accountability

  This chapter is an excerpt from Steven M. Fettke, God’s Empowered People: A Pentecostal Theology of the Laity (Wipf & Stock 2011). Another chapter appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Pneuma Review.   We need to recognize that such a sense of call [as Jeremiah had] in our time is profoundly counter-cultural, because […]

Christians and a Land Called Holy

Christians and a Land Called Holy

  Charles P. Lutz and Robert O. Smith, Christians and a Land Called Holy: How We Can Foster Justice, Peace, and Hope (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2006), 146 pages, ISBN 9780800637842. Christians and a Land Called Holy is an appeal for action on the part of the wider Christian community in response to the vexing political situation […]

Called to Suffering, Partakers of Joy: An Interview with Ajith Fernando

Called to Suffering, Partakers of Joy: An Interview with Ajith Fernando

Does the church need a doctrine of suffering?   The Pneuma Review had an opportunity to speak with Ajith Fernando, the national director of Youth For Christ in Sri Lanka, about his recent book The Call to Joy and Pain. This book has received the 2008 Book Award from Christianity Today in the church and […]

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