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The Insanity of God: An Interview with Nik and Ruth Ripken

The Insanity of God: An Interview with Nik and Ruth Ripken

PneumaReview.com: Please tell our readers briefly what your film The Insanity of God is about. Nik and Ruth Ripken: The Insanity of God journeys with Nik and Ruth Ripken as they seek to walk in obedience and follow what God has asked of them. From the hills of Kentucky to the villages of Africa they […]

Neil MacDonald: Metaphysics and the God of Israel

Neil MacDonald: Metaphysics and the God of Israel

Neil B. MacDonald, Metaphysics and the God of Israel: Systematic Theology of the Old and New Testaments (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006). Neil B. MacDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is currently a lecturer in theology at the University of Surrey Roehampton in London. Academic specialization can lead to a lack of communication among closely related […]

Why believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

Why believe in the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob?

 Messianic teacher Kevin Williams offers a compelling reason to trust in God alone. First, I must confess that I believed in God at a very young age. Only the Almighty knows who the two men were who visited my house those many years ago. I came home from the park one summer’s eve to find […]

The Great Civil War Revival: God at Work in Unlikely Places

The Great Civil War Revival: God at Work in Unlikely Places

Pastor Wes Shortridge presents a short history of the astounding revival that occurred on both sides of the American Civil War and how it impacted the nation for decades.   Introduction America in 1861 presents a painful and complex chapter in history. God, however, had a plan for the American people, and God remained present […]

The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God, reveiwed by John Lathrop

The Insanity of God (LifeWay Films 2016). The film, The Insanity of God, is based on the book with the same title; it tells the story of Nik and Ruth Ripken’s involvement in missions. Ripken, by the way, is not their real name, it is a pseudonym. The film is narrated by the Ripkens and […]

Jurgen Moltmann: The Living God and the Fullness of Life

Jurgen Moltmann: The Living God and the Fullness of Life

Jürgen Moltmann, The Living God and the Fullness of Life (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015), 232 pages. Moltmann characterizes his monograph, The Living God, as a “contribution to a theology of life” and a continuation of his works The Spirit of Life (1992) and The Source of Life (1997). The book is divided […]

Steven Studebaker: From Pentecost to the Triune God

Steven Studebaker: From Pentecost to the Triune God

Steven M. Studebaker, From Pentecost to the Triune God: A Pentecostal Trinitarian Theology, Pentecostal Manifestos series (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2012), 270 pages. In his monograph From Pentecost to the Triune God, Steven M. Studebaker argues that theological reflection upon “fundamental pneumatology” and Trinitarian theology has not played a significant role in Pentecostal […]

Participating with God

Participating with God

Participating with God: Considerations from the Orthodox East for the Theological Task of the West Introduction In the opening pages of his three-volume Renewal Theology, J. Rodman Williams makes an observation which merits our attention. Theology as a task of the Christian church, he explains, is an essentially participative activity: “theology cannot be an exercise […]

Dependency Upon God

Dependency Upon God

Independence is an American ideal, but God-dependency is a believer’s necessity. As Americans we are rightly proud of our Declaration of Independence. It took a lot of courage for those men in 1776 to declare their independence from the mightiest nation on earth at the time, realizing the great cost it would take to actually […]

What is God Doing in West Papua? Interview with Shamow'el Rama Surya

What is God Doing in West Papua? Interview with Shamow’el Rama Surya

John Lathrop interviews award-winning photographer Shamow’el Rama Surya for PneumaReview.com about his art and what he has seen God doing in remote places in West Papua. John Lathrop: You are a photographer. How long have you been doing photography? Shamow’el Rama Surya: My career in photography has already spanned more than 25 years. Starting in […]

J. Ryan Lister: The Presence of God

J. Ryan Lister: The Presence of God

J. Ryan Lister, The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of our Lives (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015) 368 pages, ISBN 9781433539152. In The Presence of God: Its Place in the Storyline of Scripture and the Story of our Lives J. Ryan Lister, seeks to trace the theme of […]

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 […]

Samuel Adams: The Reality of God and Historical Method

Samuel Adams: The Reality of God and Historical Method

Samuel V. Adams, The Reality of God and Historical Method: Apocalyptic Theology in Conversation with N.T. Wright, New Explorations in Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2015), 291 pages. In this intriguing book, Samuel Adams tries to figure out what it means to do history about the Bible if we assume that God actually exists. […]

Kyle Strobel: Formed for the Glory of God

Kyle Strobel: Formed for the Glory of God

Kyle Strobel, Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards (Downers Grove, ILL: IVP, 2013), 191 pages, ISBN 9780830856534. In Formed for the Glory of God: Learning from the Spiritual Practices of Jonathan Edwards, Kyle Strobel aims to set forth an evangelical understanding of spiritual formation as inspired by […]

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