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Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Frank Macchia on the Gifts of God to the Church

Pentecostals and Reformed affirming the value of all of the New Testament Gifts Frank Macchia In the context of this hoopla over cessationism, it might be interesting to see how the issue of spiritual gifts was dealt with in the first round of international talks between the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the Pentecostals […]

The Sovereignty of God Debate

The Sovereignty of God Debate

D. Stephen Long and George Kalantzis, eds., The Sovereignty of God Debate (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2009), 193 pages, ISBN 9781556352171. This collection of essays presented in 2006-07 to the students and faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is part of the on-going work of The Forum for Evangelical Theology. D. Stephen Long and George Kalantzis, both […]

The Long Journey Home

The Long Journey Home

In Conversation with Andrew Schmutzer An interview with Andrew Schmutzer about The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused, and part 1 of his chapter, “A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem” as appearing in Pneuma Review Summer 2013.           Note from […]

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue

Andreas J. Kostenberger, Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011), 270 pages, ISBN 9781581349708. As suggested by the title, Kostenberger’s interest in “excellence” has to do with Christian scholarship. For Kostenberger, Christian scholarship is the “pursuit of truth on mission for God in the world” (p. 66). […]

Keith Ward: God and the Philosophers

Keith Ward: God and the Philosophers

Keith Ward, God and the Philosophers (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2009), 224 pages, ISBN 9780800663513. Keith Ward’s God and the Philosophers offers a close look at a handful of philosophers whose work impacted theological matters in one way or another. Ward takes on certain aspects of the thought of Plato, Aquinas, Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, […]

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 […]

Timothy Keller: The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller: The Prodigal God

Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Dutton Adult, 2008), 160 pages, ISBN 9780525950790. The Prodigal God is based on the passage of Scripture we typically call the Parable of the Prodigal Son that is found in chapter 15 of Luke’s gospel; this book is largely an exposition of that […]

The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship

The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship

  Most discipleship methods and books admonish believers to do things, but a growing love relationship with our God should be the primary goal of the Christian life. Discipleship methods vary from church to church, denomination to denomination. I have been in a few of each. New believers are typically instructed to read the Bible, […]

Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses

Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses

  There are consequences to a powerless Gospel, yet there is a way forward.   Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses By Charles and Marguerite Kraft “Man of God, we will beat you,” the demon said, “because your people ride two horses.” […]

Glorifying God While Keeping Secret Believers Safe

Glorifying God While Keeping Secret Believers Safe

In August 2008, the Pneuma Foundation offered a link (on our legacy website page called “News & Current Links”) to a transcript of an Arabic TV [Al-Jazeerah] program: “Rare look at Islam: Muslims discuss the annual exodus of 6 million African Muslims to Christianity.” A few weeks later it was learned that this was deliberate […]

Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes To God

Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes To God

Kay Warren, Dangerous Surrender: What Happens When You Say Yes To God (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007), 255 pages, ISBN 0310258901. Kay Warren is the wife of pastor and author Rick Warren. This book may never sell as many copies as her husband’s book, The Purpose Driven Life, but it is most certainly a very significant […]

Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Experiences: A Manual for Experiencing God

Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Experiences: A Manual for Experiencing God

James W. Goll and Julia Loren, Shifting Shadows of Supernatural Experiences: A Manual for Experiencing God (Shippensburg: Destiny Image, 2007), 244 pages, ISBN 9780768424973. James W. Goll and Julia Loren did not simply write another book on supernatural experiences. Emerging out of their own lives and academic study, this book has been written for those […]

God answers prayer at the altar

God answers prayer at the altar

Pastor Mur shares a story of how God answered a prayer in ways he never expected. There are nearly 50 Foursquare churches in Hawaii, and 75,000 people get to go to these great churches each weekend. They are full gospel churches that grew out of the ministries of two men – Ralph Moore and Wayne […]

N. T. Wright: Evil and the Justice of God

N. T. Wright: Evil and the Justice of God

N. T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 176 pages, ISBN 9780830833986. Though he admits he is not an expert on evil (17), N. T. Wright writes Evil and the Justice of God in light of a new concentration on evil in postmodern Western society. His work is particularly […]

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