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Church Structure

Church Structure

Pastor Daniel Brown says that when it comes to organizing a local congregation, “structure” should be a verb, not a noun. Sometimes the most obvious truths escape our attention until we find ourselves in a new setting. For instance, even though I had been taught the truth of God’s word from boyhood, it was not […]

Total Surrender: Finding Messiah at an Italian Pentecostal Church, an interview with Michael Brown

Total Surrender: Finding Messiah at an Italian Pentecostal Church, an interview with Michael Brown

Those who are familiar with the New Testament book of Acts, perhaps especially Pentecostal believers, know that people in various places in the first century world received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the physical sign of speaking in tongues. Both Jews (Acts 2) and Gentiles (Acts 10) had this experience. This pattern has […]

Church Staffing Suggestions: Delegation Fears

Church Staffing Suggestions: Delegation Fears

Pastor Daniel Brown discusses the roadblocks and complexities that keep church leaders from inviting others alongside to help shoulder the burdens of ministry. Why is it so difficult for pastors to delegate significant work and ministry to the people in their churches? There are several basic reasons, and it is often a combination that gives […]

Celebrate the Birth of the Church

Celebrate the Birth of the Church

“After the Holy Spirit is come upon you…” Acts 1:8 June 9, 2019 is Pentecost Sunday. Celebrate the birth of the Church, when Jesus poured out his Spirit on all of his followers.   Here are some articles published recently by PneumaReview.com about what God is doing in the world and about the empowering presence […]

Substance Abuse and Alcoholism: How the Church can Make A Difference

Substance Abuse and Alcoholism: How the Church can Make A Difference

How can your church help your surrounding community escape life-controlling addictions and the havoc they wreak? This guest article by Sharon Torres offers practical suggestions.   According to reports, 70% of young people engage in drinking by the age of 19. This report should be worrying given that underage drinkers are likely to develop a […]

J.D. King: Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church (Vol 2)

J.D. King: Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church (Vol 2)

J.D. King, Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church, Volume 2 (Christos Publishing, 2017), 488 pages, ISBN 9780999282618. J.D. King has a wide-range of roles-and experience-in the local and larger Body of Christ. He has been a key part of the well-known revival that launched from what is now known as World […]

The Quest for the Primitive Church

The Quest for the Primitive Church

As 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 I here? What follows next? The narrow road […]

Marcus Moberg: Church, Market, and Media

Marcus Moberg: Church, Market, and Media

Marcus Moberg, Church, Market, and Media: A Discursive Approach to Institutional Religious Change (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), 216 pages, ISBN 9781474280570. Perhaps the strongest attributes of Church, Market and Media is the manner in which it is structured. Many books pertaining to social media, even ones academically produced, are structured around the use of social media […]

Nine Significant Features of the Chinese House Church

Nine Significant Features of the Chinese House Church

God is doing something amazing in China. With the special permission of the publisher, PneumaReview.com presents Chapter 20 from the book by Eugene Bach and Brother Zhu, The Underground Church. “[T]he house churches of China are growing at a phenomenal rate. Never in the history of the world have so many people in such a […]

Miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit All Through Church History

Miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit All Through Church History

Historian Jeff Oliver has written a three-volume series on how the gifts of the Spirit have continued all through Christian history. PneumaReview.com speaks with Jeff about his series and how we should expect God to do supernatural things through his church today. PneumaReview.com: Tell us some of your story. What Christian traditions influenced you growing […]

A Leading Pentecostal Theologian Asks the Catholic Church: Can we imagine an ecumenical future together?

A Leading Pentecostal Theologian Asks the Catholic Church: Can we imagine an ecumenical future together?

Mel Robeck is in Rome, Italy, February 12 through March 23, 2018 teaching a course titled “Global Pentecostalisms: Development, Doctrine, and Dialogue” at the Gregorian University, a premier Jesuit institution. While there, he also lectured at the Angelicum University, a Dominican school, on the nature of “Pentecostal Preaching.” He also participated with a Jesuit scholar […]

Adam McHugh: Introverts in the Church

Adam McHugh: Introverts in the Church

Adam S. McHugh, Introverts in the Church: Finding Our Place in an Extroverted Culture, Revised and Expanded (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2017), 240 pages, ISBN 9780830843916 Introverts in the Church was first released in 2009. The book caught my eye back then because I am an introvert. I reviewed the first edition of the […]

Faith in the City: How the Early Church Flourished in Urban Centers

Faith in the City: How the Early Church Flourished in Urban Centers

Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CH), announces its latest issue, titled: Faith in the City – How the Early Church Flourished in Urban Centers. The entire issue focuses on how Christians lived in early urban centers and emerging cities, which became building blocks of Western Civilization. This issue, #124, examines the ancient “city movement” together […]

Social Media and the Pentecostal Church

Social Media and the Pentecostal Church

In this March 2016 paper, Kyle Smith notes important issues about how Christians, particularly Pentecostals, are influenced by social media and how churches are using it to increase their reach. Where has the center moved? The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of social media on the Pentecostal church. The history and […]

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