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Winter 2005

  • The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel’s Messiah, Part 16: Matthew 21:1-46, by Kevin M. Williams

    SecretCodesDoes Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out. And when they had approached Jerusalem and had come to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite ... Read More
  • James K. A. Smith: Speech and Theology

    JSmith-SpeechTheology  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: ... Read More
  • Richard Longenecker: Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today

    RLongenecker-CommunityFormationEarlyChurchChurchToday  Richard N. Longenecker, ed., Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002), 251 + xix pages, ISBN 9780801046964. The new believer is not likely to progress far in his or her spiritual walk before coming across someone calling ... Read More
  • Cornelius G. Hunter: Darwin’s Proof, reviewed by Amos Yong

    CHunter-DarwinsProof  Cornelius G. Hunter, Darwin’s Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2003), 168 pages, ISBN 9781587430565. The volume under review is a sequel to Hunter’s Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil (Brazos Press, 2001). The central thesis of the ... Read More
  • Winter 2005: Other Significant Articles

    winter-snow-scene-1438945-m    Jim Montgomery, “Incarnating Jesus Christ includes the Supernatural” Dawn Report 54 (June 2004), pages 1-2. Jim Montgomery, founder of DAWN (Discipling A Whole Nation), writes: “While the west sees only occasional sprinkles of the miraculous power of God, much of the rest world is experiencing a ... Read More
  • Coming in the Spring 2005 (8:2) Issue

    beech-1443828-m  Messianic teacher Kevin Williams continues his Messianic Foundations Series with the seventeenth chapter in a series on the Gospel of Matthew. Kevin will examine more of Jesus’ leadership and identity in the parables, taught as the days of his execution and resurrection draw near. Be ... Read More
  • Earl Creps: Fighting the Future

    EarlCreps-2007AGTS  Earl Creps, “Fighting the Future: What’s in store for the charismatic/Pentecostal movement: adaptation or extinction?” Ministries Today (Jul/Aug 2004), pages 50-54. A fight for survival? An exciting challenge? The culture in North America has experienced a significant shift. Many call this new philosophy of life “postmodernism,” even ... Read More
  • The Johannine Anointing: Focusing on Truth

    Stan Myers  In 1977, after a consideration of all New Testament literature, J. K. Moon gave this classic Pentecostal/charismatic, albeit eclectic, definition of the anointing: The anointing is the special presence of the Holy Spirit in the life and ministry of God’s servant which produces an inspiring awareness ... Read More
  • Gerald Hovenden: Speaking in Tongues

    GHovenden-SpeakingInTongues  Gerald Hovenden, Speaking in Tongues: The New Testament Evidence in Context (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002), 181 pages. In this book Hovenden provides a well balanced and informed study into a phenomenon that is gaining increasing interest and acceptance within the Christian community. What started ... Read More
  • Rightly Understanding God’s Word: Bible Background, Part 2, by Craig S. Keener

    SMyers(c)-OpenBible&Scroll Part of the Rightly Understanding God’s Word series by Craig S. Keener. As appearing in Pneuma Review Winter 2005. Examples of Using Cultural Background continued from Fall 2004.  7. The Kingdom Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 Many pagans added up as many names of their deities as possible, reminding the ... Read More
  • The Healing Promise, A Charismatic Response

    rmayhue-thehealingpromiseIn this review essay from the Winter 2005 issue, Pastor Graham Old reviews the book The Healing Promise by cessationist Richard Mayhue.   Richard Mayhue, The Healing Promise: Is it always God’s will to heal? (Christian Focus Publications, 2001), 228 pages. Richard Mayhue states that his purpose in ... Read More
  • Craig S. Keener’s Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today, reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey

    Craig S. Keener, Gift & GiverCraig S. Keener, Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2001), 224 pages. Craig Keener, a New Testament professor at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has already made a name for himself in the world of biblical studies. The present work on ... Read More
  • Larry Martin: The Life and Ministry of William J. Seymour

    LMartin-LifeMinistryWSeymour  Larry Martin, The Life and Ministry of William J. Seymour: and a history of the Azusa Street Revival (Joplin, MO: Christian Life Books, 1999), 384 pages, ISBN 9780964628946. Dr. Larry Martin’s book The Life and Ministry of William J. Seymour is a valuable contribution to Pentecostal ... Read More
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