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Live interview on Church Refugees

Live interview on Church Refugees

A conversation about the people who say they are done with church.  Don’t miss my interview with Josh Packard this Tuesday night. Thanks Pneuma Review for asking me to review the book which led to an interview with Josh. The book is: Church Refugees: Sociologists reveal why people are DONE with church but not their […]

Let the Church be the Church Amidst a National Crisis of Trust

Let the Church be the Church Amidst a National Crisis of Trust

A Call for the Spirit-filled Church to be Proactive, Prodigious, and Prophetic: Let the Church be the Church Amidst a National Calamity, Echoing Once Again – Baltimore this Time!   The collective heart of a grieving nation continues to shatter as protesters shout in vain over the exploding crises between local citizens and law enforcement. […]

Miracles in Church History and Today with Craig Keener

Miracles in Church History and Today with Craig Keener

  Craig S. Keener, author of Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts, discusses miracles that have occurred in history as well as recently. This is part 3 of a special lecture series on apologetics given at Southwestern Assemblies of God University in the Summer of 2014.    

How Should we Lead the Church? A Pneuma Review Conversation

How Should we Lead the Church? A Pneuma Review Conversation

  How should we lead the church? A Pneuma Review conversation   Over several issues, from Summer 2010 through Winter 2012, The Pneuma Review heard from theologians and pastors from around the world about how we should lead the local church. If you could write a letter to church leaders everywhere, what would you say? Join us as […]

Groundbreaking Consultation explores the meaning and practice of "believers baptism" for the future unity of the church

Groundbreaking Consultation explores the meaning and practice of “believers baptism” for the future unity of the church

Groundbreaking Consultation explores the meaning and practice of “believers baptism” for the future unity of the church January 10, 2015 (Kingston, Jamaica) — A three-day consultation took place involving representatives from six different “believers baptism” church traditions to share their understandings and practices of baptism and to explore how their thinking has changed in light […]

Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

    Editor Introduction (Winter 2007)   David Livermore (Winter 2007) Is “cultural relevance” an effective and theologically sound wineskin for the emergent church or is it moving Christianity toward oblivion?   Suggested Reading (Spring 2007)   Winfield Bevins (Spring 2007)   Dony Donev (Spring 2007)   Suggested Reading (Summer 2007)   B. Keith Putt […]

75th Church of God International General Assembly: Historic Encounters, Hints of What Lies Ahead

75th Church of God International General Assembly: Historic Encounters, Hints of What Lies Ahead

  Official church historians consider the Church of God (Cleveland, TN USA) the oldest continuing, and one of the largest, Pentecostal ecclesial organizations in the world. It dates back to 1886 with roots in the Unicoi Mountains of Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina. It considers itself more of a movement than a denomination, more […]

John Lathrop: The Power and Practice of the Church

John Lathrop: The Power and Practice of the Church

  John P. Lathrop, The Power and Practice of the Church: God, Discipleship, and Ministry (Waltham, MA: J. Timothy King, 2010), 120 pages, ISBN: 9780981692555. In John P. Lathrop’s second book,[1] The Power and Practice of the Church, readers will find a stimulating compilation of various seminary papers, previously published magazine articles, and sermons which […]

Luke Johnson: Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Luke Johnson: Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church

Luke Timothy Johnson, Prophetic Jesus, Prophetic Church: The Challenge of Luke-Acts to Contemporary Christians (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011), 198 pages, ISBN 9780802803900. Luke Timothy Johnson is a first-rate biblical exegete and a Roman Catholic. He takes the reader through Luke and Acts, seeing in both the fulfillment in Jesus of the prophetic in the messianic […]

How the Orthodox Church is Gaining Influence in Post-Communist Russia

How the Orthodox Church is Gaining Influence in Post-Communist Russia

  A review essay of John P. Burgess, “In-Churching Russia: Journeying Through the Efforts of Orthodoxy to Return Russia to Faith” First Things (May 2014), by Rachel Mock. The article “In-Churching Russia” by John P. Burgess not only helped me to reexamine my childhood as a Charismatic missionary kid in Moscow, but it also gave […]

Reflections on Andy Lord: Network Church

Reflections on Andy Lord: Network Church

  I believe highly relevant to some current issues dealing with how the Christian tradition engages or might engage contemporary cultural artefacts (such as film and art) or themes expressed via these artefacts, is Andy Lord’s reflection on how we might more deeply inform Pentecostal assumptions about the church in mission with the Missio Dei […]

The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer

A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors, Part 2

  Read part 1 of this chapter, “A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors” as appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2014.   A Pastoral Perspective: Pastor-to-Pastor One of the unfortunate lessons of the past few decades is that although sexual abuse within churches and church families has been […]

The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, edited by Andrew J. Schmutzer

A Charge for Church Leadership: Speaking Out Against Sexual Abuse and Ministering to Survivors, Part 1

Timid at first, tentative as it were, he began the long journey down the aisle toward the altar rail. I, too, began to walk, slowly, watching each step as I descended the stairs that led from the chancel to the nave and down the aisle. He was large-framed, older, with a look that I took […]

Anti-Semitism in the Church, by Kevin Williams

Anti-Semitism in the Church, by Kevin Williams

As we begin this topic on anti-Semitism in the church, the body of Christ, please understand that at times I may sound harsh. I am not harsh. I ask many questions for the purpose of making people think introspectively, to review their own actions and attitudes, and this can be a difficult task. I pray […]

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