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Jonathan Seiver: The Palace, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

Jonathan Seiver: The Palace, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

Jonathan Seiver, The Palace: A Prophetic Journey through the Cultures of This Age and the Kingdom of the Age to Come (Charleston, SC: SP, 2015), 146 pages, ISBN 9781517048259 . The Palace narrates “a series of first-hand prophetic visions” involving the redemption of a street orphan whose curiosity about a fabled palace and its King […]

William De Arteaga: Agnes Sanford and Her Companions, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

William De Arteaga: Agnes Sanford and Her Companions, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

William L. De Arteaga, Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015), ISBN 9781625649997 William De Arteaga has created a ground-breaking, major contribution that is foundational to the evolving understanding of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement projected to reach 811 million in only […]

Jon Ruthven: What's Wrong with Protestant Theology?

Jon Ruthven: What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology?

  Jon Mark Ruthven, What’s Wrong with Protestant Theology? Tradition vs. Biblical Emphasis (Tulsa: Word and Spirit Press, 2013), 314 pages, ISBN 9780981952642. Books on Christian theology are often written by academic types: persons of seminary and university training, but with only marginal pastoral experience. This is not true of this work. Dr. Ruthven is […]

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, A Brief Biblical Response by Jon Ruthven

John MacArthur’s Strange Fire, A Brief Biblical Response by Jon Ruthven

John MacArthur, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship (Nashville, TN: Nelson Books, 2013), 333 pages, ISBN 9781400206414. As we shall see, John MacArthur’s abhorrence of “further revelation” via prophecy and related spiritual gifts derives, not from scripture, but from the frustration of Calvinists under Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) of watching […]

Jon Ruthven: On the Cessation of the Charismata, reviewed by Amos Yong

Jon Ruthven: On the Cessation of the Charismata, reviewed by Amos Yong

  Jon Ruthven, On the Cessation of the Charismata: The Protestant Polemic on Postbiblical Miracles, Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 3 (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1993 and 1997), 271 pages. Those who are involved in friendly debates with cessationists should seriously consider this book as a gift in order to further conversation on the […]

The Kingdom and the Power, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

The Kingdom and the Power, reviewed by Jon Ruthven

  Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer, eds., The Kingdom and the Power: Are Healing and Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today? A Biblical Look at How to Bring the Gospel to the World with Power (Regal Books, 1993), 463 pages. Thirty years ago, when I […]

Jon Ruthven: What's Right About the Faith Movement

Jon Ruthven: What’s Right About the Faith Movement

  Jon Ruthven, “What’s Right About the Faith Movement,” Ministries Today Volume 17, Number 1 (January-February 1999), pages 56-60. One of the most respected scholars among charismatic circles has recently written briefly about what is perhaps the most controversial segment of the independent charismatic movement, the Word of Faith movement. His article appears in what […]

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