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The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

The Future of the Church in China: Why China’s House Churches will Prevail

If you are a Christian from North America or Europe, when you enter the Holy Trinity Church in Kunming, China, the architecture of this beautiful, stately structure will immediately remind you of home, of traditional churches in the West. It even has a steeple. The atmosphere of quiet reverence will also seem familiar to Western […]

Listening for God's Voice and Heart in Scripture: A conversation with Craig S. Keener

Listening for God’s Voice and Heart in Scripture: A conversation with Craig S. Keener

New Testament scholar Craig S. Keener speaks with PneumaReview.com about his new book, Spirit Hermeneutics.   PneumaReview.com: Please define for our readers what you mean by “Spirit Hermeneutics.” Craig S. Keener: Spirit hermeneutics is listening for God’s voice and heart in Scripture. Obviously I do believe in doing our homework, exploring cultural background and understanding […]

Captivity Of The Mind: Spiritually Understanding Abnormal Human Behavior

Captivity Of The Mind: Spiritually Understanding Abnormal Human Behavior

Recently I was in a South Florida home with a young man who had captured a wild hawk and in a short time had converted it into an obedient Falcon. At the sound of a whistle, the bird would fly from its perch, light on the man’s arm, take food offered it, and on command […]

Journey with the Orthodox: Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew reviewed by Harold D. Hunter

Journey with the Orthodox: Biography of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew reviewed by Harold D. Hunter

John Chryssavgis, Bartholomew: Apostle and Visionary (Nashville, TN: W. Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2016), 272 pages, ISBN 9780718086893. My journey with Orthodox brothers and sisters started with Brighton ’91. With assistance from Monsignor Peter Hocken, I put together this first global conference for Pentecostal scholars. The keynote speaker was Professor Jürgen Moltmann […]

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Church in 2017

In this guest article by Rev. Percy McCray, he offers excellent practical suggestions for strengthening your local community of Jesus followers. It’s the start of a new year and thoughts turn to eating better, getting more organized, or even reconnecting with old friends. But within your New Year’s resolutions, are you considering the health of your church? The following are […]

Staff and Salary, Part 1

Staff and Salary, Part 1

What people get paid is a sensitive and personal topic. It is no different for church staff, and particularly so for pastors who often live under standards and scrutiny higher than of volunteers. This mini-series will dive into a candid look at this practical and often complicated topic. In my first full time job out […]

Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War, Part 1

Which Way the Trolley: America’s Hot Wars During the Cold War, Part 1

  Introduction This article is a spiritual and historical reflection on the two American wars of the Cold War, Korea and Vietnam. Many younger American readers may not be aware that the British successfully fought a Communist insurgency in Malaya (1948-1960) and the French fought the First Indochina War against Communist insurgents from 1948-1953 (described below) […]

The Gospel in History series

The Gospel in History series

The Gospel in History series by Christian Historian Woodrow Walton How has God worked through his people to keep and spread the true good news about Jesus Christ despite global-scale opposition? The Gospel in Late Antiquity The Ghost Of Alexander Severus: Third Century Religious Pluralism as a Foretaste of Postmodernity Has Christianity ever found itself […]

New Threats to the Gospel After Suppression and Expansion

New Threats to the Gospel After Suppression and Expansion

Reappraising the Christian Faith During Late Antiquity: AD 175-400. Christian historian, Woodrow Walton, invites us to take another look at the early church and the struggles it faced as it emerged from the Apostolic Age and became the state religion of the crumbling Roman Empire. Part of The Gospel in History series.   What is […]

Pioneer Women of Pentecostal Revivals

Pioneer Women of Pentecostal Revivals

Leah Payne speaks with PneumaReview.com about her book, Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism.   PneumaReview.com: For your book, Gender and Pentecostal Revivalism, why did you concentrate on the ministry of two revivalists? Leah Payne: I wanted to explore how gender (as well as race and class) shaped Pentecostal Revivalism over time, so I chose revivalists who […]

The Charismatic Renewal

The Charismatic Renewal

  Historian William De Arteaga introduces us to the beginning and early years of the Charismatic Movement, when Pentecostalism and the gifts of the Spirit publicly and dramatically entered into the mainline churches.   Previous articles in this series covered the origins of Pentecostalism, and the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. Both groups played […]

Don’t Forget the Poor: A Biblical Approach to Addressing Poverty

Don’t Forget the Poor: A Biblical Approach to Addressing Poverty

What has God called you to do? In this chapter from Your Call to Work & Mission: Following Jesus 24/7, Johan Mostert challenges all followers of Jesus to remember those trapped in poverty and take practical steps to demonstrate God’s love for them. Evangelism, global missions, and discipling others—topics from the previous section—are urgent. They […]

Our God is With Us through It All: Interview with Craig and Médine Keener about Impossible Love

Our God is With Us through It All: Interview with Craig and Médine Keener about Impossible Love

Doctors Craig and Médine Keener speak with PneumaReview.com about their new book, Impossible Love.   PneumaReview.com: Craig, you are a highly respected biblical scholar and a seminary professor. In Impossible Love, you mention that the Presence of God played a very important part in your conversion and that after becoming a Christian you prophesied regularly […]

The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples

The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples

Part 2 of an excerpt from Peter Ostrander’s book, New Testament Healing. Read Part 1 in the Winter 2016 issue: “The Holy Spirit and the Ministries of Jesus.” The Holy Spirit and the Ministry of the Disciples I am personally interested in finding out whether healings that are carried out by believers follow a pattern […]

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