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How the church fostered science and technology

How the church fostered science and technology

There is a persistent myth that Christianity has held science and technological progress back, but is that the truth? Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), offers its latest issue, #134, titled: Science & Technology – How the church fostered science and technology. From inception, the Christian church considered all creation a gift from a good God […]

Report Card for the Church: Response to COVID-19 and How to Do Better

Report Card for the Church: Response to COVID-19 and How to Do Better

This guest article by Christian historian William De Arteaga is not merely a historical and theological reflection. By way of introduction, he writes, “The end of the article contains specific, biblical ways of praying against viruses. I have done this for years with very good effect, but have not been allowed into a hospital to […]

The Falls Church Anglican: The Long March to Healing Ministry Excellence

The Falls Church Anglican: The Long March to Healing Ministry Excellence

  This article is a chapter from the Rev. William De Arteaga’s forthcoming book, Saints, Heroes and Villains of the Anglican Healing Awakening.   To my knowledge no other Anglican church, or any other church, has such an effective and robust ministry of healing and deliverance as The Falls Church Anglican of Falls Church, Virginia […]

Healthcare and Hospitals in the mission of the church

Healthcare and Hospitals in the mission of the church

As a virus pandemic rages across the globe, Christian History magazine reveals how Christians founded “Healthcare and Hospitals – in the mission of the church,” Issue 101. Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), offers its latest issue, #101, titled: “Healthcare and Hospitals – in the mission of the church.” The issue examines how […]

Cletus Hull: The Wisdom of the Cross and the Power of the Spirit in the Corinthian Church

Cletus Hull: The Wisdom of the Cross and the Power of the Spirit in the Corinthian Church

Cletus L. Hull, III, The Wisdom of the Cross and the Power of the Spirit in the Corinthian Church: Grounding Pneumatic Experiences and Renewal Studies in the Cross of Christ (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2018), pages x + 183, ISBN 9781532639258. Cletus Hull provides an exegetical engagement with Paul’s Christology and Pneumatology from the […]

New Hope for the Secret Church in Iran

New Hope for the Secret Church in Iran

Amid U.S.-Iran tensions, broadcaster SAT-7 gives Iranian Christians first opportunity to share with millions of viewers, many from extremist backgrounds   EASTON, Md. – On January 27, 2019, pioneering broadcaster SAT-7 announced a virtual, “real-time” television news-talk show – Signal – that is the first program of its kind encouraging Iran’s “secret church” – at a time when […]

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 […]

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