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Winter 2007

  • Austin Tucker: A Primer for Pastors

    ATucker-PrimerPastorsAustin B. Tucker, A Primer for Pastors: A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004), 221 pages, ISBN 9780825438868. This book is “A Handbook for Strengthening Ministry Skills,” it is a guide full of good counsel about what pastors will encounter in their careers. ... Read More
  • Christopher Partridge: Introduction to World Religions

    IntroWorldReligions-9780800637149  Christopher Partridge, General Editor, Introduction to World Religions, (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005), 495 pages. Here is a great introductory overview of the major religions of the world that will be an invaluable resource for scholars, clergy, interested laity, and just about anyone seeking accessible, understandable information regarding ... Read More
  • Coming in the Spring 2007 (10:2) Issue

    spring_primula-flowers-1440511-m  The Kingdom and the Power. The Pneuma Review has received permission to reprint chapters from this important work that asks: “Are Healing and the Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today?” The Spring 2007 issue will continue the ... Read More
  • Personal Prophecy: How Much Can We Trust It?

    beachwalk01_sml  Bible teacher Eddie L. Hyatt asks: What is the place of personal prophecy in the local church and our lives? It seems that almost everyone has an amusing or thought-provoking anecdote about an encounter with personal prophecy. For example, a prophet once exhorted me that I ... Read More
  • Martin Erdmann: The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church

    MErdmann-MillennialControversyEarlyChurch  Martin Erdmann, The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005), 228 pages. Martin Erdmann’s text is a worthy contribution to the study of biblical and patristic eschatology (doctrine of the Last Things). With an educational background in both church history ... Read More
  • Bill Jackson: The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard

    BJackson-QuestRadicalMiddle  Bill Jackson, The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 1999), 419 pages. New movements need their stories told and Bill Jackson, pastor of Black Mountain Vineyard Church in San Diego, has told the story of ... Read More
  • Matthew Hyam: I Still Have More Questions than Answers

    MHyam-IStillHaveMoreQuestionsThanAnswers  Matthew Hyam, I Still Have More Questions than Answers: An Accidental Journey through Discipleship, Life and Leadership. (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 2004), 164 pages. Hyam writes reflectively as a pastor who is amazed at where God has brought him from and who is ... Read More
  • Robert Heidler: Experiencing The Spirit

    RHeidler-ExperiencingSpirit  Robert Heidler, Experiencing The Spirit (Ventura, CA: Renew/Gospel Light, 1998), 259 pages. In recent years God has been moving upon evangelical Christians who have been skeptical about contemporary expressions of the gifts of the Spirit, ushering them into charismatic experiences of their own. Robert Heidler is ... Read More
  • Editor Introduction: Postmodernism, The Church, and The Future

    Postmodernism_theme  How should the church respond to postmodernism? With great anticipation and some caution, I am pleased to announce the beginning of our discussion on Postmodernism, the Church, and the Future. As North American culture has become increasingly postmodern, some church leaders have perceived this shift to ... Read More
  • Emerge or Submerge

    Postmodernism_theme  Is “cultural relevance” an effective and theologically sound wineskin for the emergent church or is it moving Christianity toward oblivion?   I remember right where I was sitting. The 5 of us gathered in the coffee shop were the executive team of a para-church ministry that was ... Read More
  • Power from on High to Bear the Fruits of the Spirit

    AYong-TheSpiritPouredOutAllFlesh-9781441206732  A Review of Amos Yong’s The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology by Pastor Rony Reyes.   Amos Yong is an adroit theologian and a role model for young Pentecostal theologians in the twenty-first century. As Pentecostals seek to define ... Read More
  • On Fire and Up to Date

    AYong-TheSpiritPouredOutAllFlesh-9781441206732  An extended review of Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Baker Academic, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie. Read the shorter review in the Winter 2007 issue.   The oft overused term “instant classic” is, of course, an ... Read More
  • Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books

    DictionaryOT-HistoricalBooks-9780830817825  Bill T. Arnold & H.G.M. Williamson, eds., Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downers Grove, IL & Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2005), xxiii + 1060, ISBN 9780830817825. It is exciting to see this present work in print. Many in ministry consistently reach for reference works ... Read More
  • Jeremy Weber: The Whole Word for the Whole World

    globeinhands  Jeremy Weber, “The Whole Word for the Whole World: Fewer than 10 percent of the world’s languages have the Old Testament. But that’s about to change” Christianity Today (Sept. 1, 2006) I am the first to confess that I have a bias. I am a huge ... Read More
  • Winter 2007: Other Significant Articles

    winter_morning-sun-1377456-m  John Mortensen, “How Then Shall We Write? A Guide to Composing Better Music for Worship” Cutting Edge (Spring, 2006), pages 6-9. Now in its ninth year of publication, this magazine for Vineyard church planters has a theme in the Spring 2006 issue of helping church planters ... Read More
  • The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel, Part 1, by Gary S. Greig

    Power of the Cross  How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.   The year is 1906. A young sixteen year old girl named Henrietta Mears, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has just had a painful accident. She somehow “jabbed ... Read More
  • Amos Yong: The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh

    AYong-TheSpiritPouredOutAllFlesh-9781441206732  Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005), 320 pages. The oft overused term “instant classic” is, of course, an oxymoron. To become a true classic takes time; by definition, it cannot ... Read More
  • Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology

    downloadAs appearing in The Pneuma Review Winter 2007 Stanley J. Grenz, Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004), 289 pages. This book should be in every theological library. Stanley Grenz (1950-2005) offers a splendid account of the story of trinitarian thought ... Read More
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