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Gordon Smith: Institutional Intelligence

Gordon Smith: Institutional Intelligence

Gordon T. Smith, Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2017), 225 pages, ISBN 9780830844852. With a cover made to look like an organizational chart (indeed, the author believes in hierarchy), and the catchy, contemporary title, a potential reader might assume the content is similar to the business leadership manuals […]

The Legacy of Smith Wigglesworth and Revival for Today

The Legacy of Smith Wigglesworth and Revival for Today

This article has a two-fold purpose. First of all, we write to honor the legacy of Smith Wigglesworth, a very famous Christian healing minister and prophet of the late 1800’s all the way through the late 1940’s. Notably, he did extraordinary feats and exploits in the Name of Jesus Christ, including mighty miracles and even […]

James K. A. Smith: You Are What You Love

James K. A. Smith: You Are What You Love

James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit (Brazos Press, 2016), 224 pages, ISBN 9781587433801. James K.A. Smith is a philosophy professor at Calvin College and author of many books and articles. He has designed this book to focus on two distinct aspects of Christian life, the things we […]

Gordon Smith: Called to Be Saints

Gordon Smith: Called to Be Saints

Gordon T. Smith, Called to Be Saints: An Invitation to Christian Maturity (IVP Academic, 2014), 256 pages. Evangelicals are known for their emphasis on conversion, but unfortunately they often neglect life after conversion and beyond justification. Needed, therefore, is a comprehensive theology of the Christian life from beginning to end, along with an explication of […]

Gordon Smith: Transforming Conversion

Gordon Smith: Transforming Conversion

Gordon T. Smith, Transforming Conversion: Rethinking the Language and Contours of Christian Initiation (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010), 208 pages, ISBN 9780801032479. Gordon Smith’s book deals with a central piece of Pentecostal life: conversion. Thoughtfully read, it can deepen understanding and expectations of conversion, which in turn have evangelistic and pastoral implications. On the other […]

James K. A. Smith: Thinking in Tongues

James K. A. Smith: Thinking in Tongues

James K. A. Smith, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010), 155 pages, ISBN 978-080286184. James K. A. Smith, associate professor of philosophy at Calvin College and executive director of the Society of Christian Philosophers, engages the subject of hermeneutical philosophy and presses the boundaries outward to make room for […]

Jamie Smith: Introducing Radical Orthodoxy

Jamie Smith: Introducing Radical Orthodoxy

  James K.A. Smith, Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology. (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2004), 291 pages. Post-modernism is a philosophical perspective many Christians are now embracing in order to overcome the debilitating effects of modernity on the Christian church. What is refreshing about James Smith’s book is that he questions whether this […]

James K. A. Smith: Speech and Theology

James K. A. Smith: Speech and Theology

  James K. A. Smith, Speech and Theology: Language and the Logic of the Incarnation, Radical Orthodoxy Series (London and New York: Routledge, 2002), 186 pages, ISBN 9780415276962. The book is more complex than its title suggests. Speech and theology is a splendid inquiry into the question: how we can speak about God. More precisely, […]

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