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Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

Every chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Spring 2002: Author’s Preface Spring 2002: Introduction Spring 2002: Chapter One: Background Summer 2002: Chapter Two: Dimensions Fall 2002: Chapter Three: Response Winter 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part 1 Spring 2003: Chapter Four: Purpose, Part […]

Ronald Baxter: Charismatic Gift of Tongues, reviewed by Tony Richie

Ronald Baxter: Charismatic Gift of Tongues, reviewed by Tony Richie

  Pastor-scholar Tony Richie takes on a cessationist critic of glossolalia.   Ronald E. Baxter, Charismatic Gift of Tongues (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1981), 149 pages. I can think of only two reasons why anyone would want to read this book: as an unavoidable assignment for a book review or to shore up shallow prejudice against […]

Ricky Roberts: The Gift of Tongues Examined

Ricky Roberts: The Gift of Tongues Examined

  Ricky Roberts, The Gift of Tongues Examined (Lake Mary, FL: Creation House, 2003), 132 pages. Roberts intends with this book to defend the practice of speaking in tongues. This in turn necessitates an exposition of its purpose and nature in the apostolic and post-apostolic church. He usually argues for traditional classical Pentecostal views on […]

Craig S. Keener, Gift & Giver

Craig S. Keener’s Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

Craig S. Keener, Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001), 224 pages. Craig Keener, a New Testament professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has already made a name for himself in the world of biblical studies. The present work on the Holy Spirit will undoubtedly introduce his name also […]

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today

The final installment from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Epilogue & Bibliography This book has been written with excitement and hope. If it is true that many people today are freshly experiencing the gift of the Holy Spirit, there is much to be […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 2

The first part of chapter eight from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Eight: Effects, Part 2 Third, still another effect of the gift of the Holy Spirit is that of providing an assurance of God’s act of salvation. The Holy Spirit bears […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects, Part 1

The first part of chapter eight from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Eight: Effects, Part 1 We come finally to a consideration of the effects or results of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our concern is not so much with long-range […]

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today (Chapter 7)

The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today (Chapter 7)

  The seventh chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Seven: Context The matter before us next is that of the context in which the Holy Spirit is given. Already we have emphasized that the gift of the Holy Spirit comes to […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Means

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Means

  The sixth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Six: Means We turn now to a consideration of the gift of the Holy Spirit in relation to water baptism and the laying on of hands. Our concern at this point is […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Reception

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Reception

  The fifth chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Five: Reception The Holy Spirit is given to those who believe in Jesus Christ. From all that has been said about the Holy Spirit being the Spirit of the exalted Lord and […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 2

  The second part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four Continued: Purpose, Part 2 Let us now move on to note how the gift of the Holy Spirit enables the performance of mighty works. The witness to Christ […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose, Part 1

  The first part of chapter four from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Four: Purpose The central purpose for the gift of the Holy Spirit is power. The biblical term is dunamis—power, strength, might, force—and as the gift of the Holy Spirit, […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Response

  The third chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time.   Chapter Three: Response The human response to the giving of the Holy Spirit is essentially the praise of God. When human existence—individually and in community—is bathed with the divine presence, there is […]

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

Rodman Williams: The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Dimensions

  The second chapter from Professor Williams’ book, The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today, about the greatest reality of our time. Chapter Two: Dimensions We come now to a consideration of the actual giving of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit promised by the Father, sent by the Son, becomes an event in time […]

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