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A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 1

A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem, Part 1

  Editorial Introduction Please join us for a short series reprinting chapters from The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused. Beginning a conversation about sexual abuse is uncomfortable, but we feel strongly that this topic is something the church needs to address. We believe the testimonies of authentic recovery can help […]

The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology, by Keith Warrington

In this chapter from his book, Pentecostal Theology: A Theology of Encounter, British Pentecostal scholar Keith Warrington asks, how do you define what the core beliefs of Pentecostal theology are?   Introduction Clark observes that Pentecostal theology ‘is researched at the researcher’s peril’1 while Ma observes that it is ‘simply impossible’ to clearly identify what […]

Robert Calhoun's Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert Calhoun’s Scripture, Creed, Theology, reviewed by John Poirier

Robert L. Calhoun, Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2011), 508 pages, ISBN 9781556354946. Robert Calhoun was a well beloved lecturer at Yale Divinity School until his retirement in 1965. Before he retired, he planned to have his lectures in the area of historical […]

Diogenes Allen: Theology for a Troubled Believer

Diogenes Allen: Theology for a Troubled Believer

Diogenes Allen, Theology for a Troubled Believer: An Introduction to the Christian Faith (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2010), 223 pages, ISBN 9780664223229. When I was first offered the opportunity to review Diogenes Allen’s new book, Theology for a Troubled Believer, I immediately welcomed the opportunity. While in graduate school, I had the great […]

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, reviewed by Amos Yong

George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 1, The Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, 2009), xxxii + 226 pages. George M. Flattery, A Biblical Theology of the Holy Spirit, vol. 2, Luke and Acts, James E. Richardson, ed. (Springfield, MO: Global University, […]

Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?

Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?

  This chapter is from Paul L. King’s book Only Believe: Examining the Origins and Development of Classic and Contemporary Word of Faith Theologies.   Several years ago I read St. John of the Cross on mortification of self and at the same time read Robert Schuller on self-esteem. I learned from both, even though […]

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions

  Adam Sparks, One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick, 2010), 325 pages, ISBN 9781606083451. In this book Reformed theologian Adam Sparks attempts to contribute to the theology of religions conversation by offering a critique of some of the […]

Everyday Theology

Everyday Theology

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman, eds., Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007), 285 pages, ISBN 9780801031670. Everyday Theology deals with the daily encounters that influence people’s thoughts, those multitudes of encounters that no theologian can afford to ignore. The book considers popular […]

Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

Andrew Clarke: A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership

  Andrew D. Clarke, A Pauline Theology of Church Leadership (New York: T & T Clark, 2008), 189 pages, ISBN 9780567045607. This work is important for those considering how best to ‘do church’ and who are also seeking after a Biblical model of leadership. The volume, a theological monograph in the Library of New Testament […]

Defending Charismatic Theology to Non-Charismatic Believers

Defending Charismatic Theology to Non-Charismatic Believers

  How to make a humble, biblical case for the charismata and allow the Holy Spirit to do the convincing. In one sense, charismatics have finally achieved a certain level of respectability within the Evangelical movement. Today, we have academic societies and publications1 dedicated to the study of charismatic and Pentecostal issues in which even […]

Jeffrey Niehaus: Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology

Jeffrey Niehaus: Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology

Jeffrey J. Niehaus, Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2008), 203 pages, ISBN 9780825433603. Jeffrey J. Niehaus (PhD, Harvard University) is professor of Old Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. His previous publications include God at Sinai: Covenant and Theophany in the Bible and Ancient Near East (Zondervan, 1995) as well as […]

Andrew J. Schmutzer

Andrew Schmutzer: A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation

  Andrew J. Schmutzer, “A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation” JETS 51:4 (Dec 2008). In what follows I plan to intersperse a review of Andrew J. Schmutzer’s “A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation,” with my own reflections as both a survivor of sexual abuse and […]

Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition

Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition

Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition (Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic, 2000, reprint 2003), paperback, 129 pages. Simon Chan dares to offer an answer to a question many contemporary Pentecostals are only recently even daring to ask. How do we pass on Pentecostalism’s distinctive beliefs and experiences to subsequent generations? For apocalyptic and […]

Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership

In this day of specialization, it seems we have a difficult time combining thorough Bible study and relevant practical application. Too often, practitioners do not get their principles from studying the Bible, and scholars do not produce relevant principles and practical application. I would like this essay to begin a dialogue that will bring these […]

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