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Michael Milco: Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership

Michael Milco: Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership

  Michael R. Milco, Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership: Case Studies in Biblical Decision Making (Kregel Academic & Professional, 1997), 192 pages, ISBN 9780825431975. Are you facing a crisis? Need to make a sensitive decision? How you aware of how your personality affects how you make difficult decisions? Ethical Dilemmas In Church Leadership is an […]

Leadership in the Local Church: Discerning Practical Value and Developing Theological Foundations

Leadership in the Local Church: Discerning Practical Value and Developing Theological Foundations

  How should we lead the church? In this Pneuma Review conversation, Pastor-scholar Tony Richie discusses what having good leadership means for a local church   Introduction “We’re a good church, but we need a good leader!” The preceding sentence expressed the sentiment of the good people of the John Sevier Church of God in […]

An Interview with Paul: What might the Apostle say about the church today?

An Interview with Paul: What might the Apostle say about the church today?

  How should we lead the church? New Testament scholar Andrew D. Clarke imagines what it would be like to interview the Apostle Paul about church leadership today.     The opportunity to interview the Apostle Paul about his perceptions of church in the early twenty-first century was an opportunity not to be missed.   […]

Is it Full Partnership or Partial? The Church of God Struggles with the Role of Women

Is it Full Partnership or Partial? The Church of God Struggles with the Role of Women

  The Church of God 73rd International General Assembly met in Orlando, Florida July 27-30, 2010. This biennial meeting is a significant event on the Church of God (Cleveland, TN) calendar. Among other things, during this time denominational leadership is nominated and elected and contemporary issues facing the organization are discussed, debated, and decided, first […]

James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered

James Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered

  James C. Wilhoit, Spiritual Formation as if the Church Mattered: Growing in Christ through Community (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), 233 pages, ISBN 9780801027765. Dallas Willard, in The Spirit of the Disciplines, challenges the Church to return to the primary purpose of proclaiming the gospel and making disciples (18). James Wilhoit’s spiritual theology, as […]

Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

  Andrew D. Clarke, A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership (New York: T & T Clark, 2008), 189 pages, ISBN 9780567045607. This work is important for those considering how best to ‘do church’ and who are also seeking after a Biblical model of leadership. The volume, a theological monograph in the Library of New Testament […]

Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

Oskar Skarsaune: From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church

  Oskar Skarsaune, “From the Jewish Messiah to the Creeds of the Church” Evangelical Review of Theology, Vol. 32, No. 3 (July 2008), pages 224-237. My interests always peak when encountering a document that traces our Christian faith back to the first century believers, so I was delighted when this article by Oskar Skarsaune, professor […]

Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

In this day of specialization, it seems we have a difficult time combining thorough Bible study and relevant practical application. Too often, practitioners do not get their principles from studying the Bible, and scholars do not produce relevant principles and practical application. I would like this essay to begin a dialogue that will bring these […]

Mark Driscoll: A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership

Mark Driscoll: A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership

  Mark Driscoll, A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008), 96 pages, ISBN 9781433501371 Christians and even churches seem to find traditional NT leadership issues a bit boring, if not irrelevant, to modern church culture. An ever increasing trend in developing leadership teams is to adapt a more corporate style […]

Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Parable of the Good Samaritan

Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Parable of the Good Samaritan

  The shocking parable of the Good Samaritan provides an example of how the church can be an agent of transformation. In this story from Luke 10, a despised minority person demonstrates God’s love and shows today’s Christians the essence of authentic social transformation.   The story of the Good Samaritan is one of the […]

Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Story of Zacchaeus

Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Story of Zacchaeus

  The power of personal faith in Christ changing people and society around them. A study in Luke 19:1-10 by James D. Hernando.     The story of Zacchaeus is one of the most intriguing in Luke’s gospel—a literary masterpiece filled with vivid imagery, drama, and biting irony. It is the story of the conversion […]

Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church

Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church

Martin Robinson & Dwight Smith, Invading Secular Space: Strategies for Tomorrow’s Church (Grand Rapids: Monarch Books, 2003), 221 pages, ISBN 9780825460500. This book assesses the crisis of the Western church and proposes strategies for recovering the missional character of the church. According to Robinson and Smith, the mission of the church in the apostolic period […]

A New Kind of Church for a New Kind of World, by Frank Viola

A New Kind of Church for a New Kind of World, by Frank Viola

    The modern era has past us by. Modernism stood in stark contradiction to the Christian faith. It asserted that man’s scientific and objective knowledge could save the problems of the world. God wasn’t necessary. In fact, according to the tenants of modernism, God didn’t even exist. Why? Because modernism arrogantly taught that only […]

Proclaiming the Gospel with Miraculous Gifts in the Postbiblical Early Church

Proclaiming the Gospel with Miraculous Gifts in the Postbiblical Early Church

  Many stories in Christian history are filled with accounts of charismatic gifts, miracles, signs and wonders.   The emergence of the Pentecostal, the neoPentecostal or charismatic, and third wave movements in our century has raised a variety of vital questions that demand answers. Among these is the issue of whether the spiritual gifts enumerated […]

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