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Winter 2009

  • Winter 2009: Other Significant Articles

    Pneuma-SPS  Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 30:2 (2008). An encounter between Trinitarian and Oneness Pentecostal theologians in dialogue produced a six-year study and report on commonalities and differences. Read the report and responses from both sides of the aisle. Some content from ... Read More
  • Paul Elbert: Pastoral Letter to Theo

    PElbert-PastoralLetterTheo9781556355462  Paul Elbert, Pastoral Letter to Theo: An Introduction to Interpretation and Women’s Ministries (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2008), xxiv + 97 pages, ISBN 9781556355462. Is it possible that basic hermeneutical principles are violated in an effort to be politically correct in modern society? Some women ... Read More
  • Marty Stevens: Temples, Tithes, and Taxes

    MStevens-TemplesTithesTaxes9780801047770  Marty E. Stevens, Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006), 209 pages, ISBN 9781565639348. Marty Stevens’s Temples, Tithes, and Taxes is a wonderful book on a subject that can be really difficult. We all owe a ... Read More
  • Youngmo Cho: Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul

    YCho-spirit-and-kingdom-in-the-writings-of-luke-and-paul  Youngmo Cho, Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul: An Attempt to Reconcile these Concepts (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2005), 254 pages, ISBN 9781842273166. Youngmo Cho (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is currently an assistant professor of New Testament studies at Asia LIFE University, in ... Read More
  • Ajith Fernando: The Call to Joy and Pain

    AFernando-CallJoyPain9781581348880   Ajith Fernando, The Call to Joy and Pain: Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry (Wheaton: Crossway, 2007), 192 pages, ISBN 9781581348880. The Call to Joy and Pain by Ajith Fernando is a provocative analysis of the issue of pain and suffering. While he does not treat the ... Read More
  • Daniel Harrell: The 30-Day Leviticus Challenge

    CT200808  Daniel Harrell, “The 30-Day Leviticus Challenge: One church’s experiment in living the most arcane book of the Bible” Christianity Today (August 2008), pages 30-33. Many years ago I had the rich experience of visiting the historic Park Street Congregational Church in Boston, Massachusetts. I was amazed ... Read More
  • Mark Driscoll: A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership

    MDriscoll-BookActuallyReadChurchLeadership-9781433501371  Mark Driscoll, A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008), 96 pages, ISBN 9781433501371 Christians and even churches seem to find traditional NT leadership issues a bit boring, if not irrelevant, to modern church culture. An ever increasing trend in developing leadership ... Read More
  • A Movement Actually on the Move: An Appreciative Response to An Evangelical Manifesto

    tonyrichie  There seems to be a move by some Evangelicals to engage more effectively today’s culture and society. This has been building for some time. Neither do these appear to be isolated incidents. Several Evangelicals are moving in similar directions. “An Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of ... Read More
  • Eric Redmond: Where Are All the Brothers?

    ERedmond-WhereAreAllBrothers  Eric Redmond, Where Are All the Brothers?: Straight Answers to Men’s Questions about the Church (Wheaton: Crossway, 2008), 112 pages, ISBN 9781433501784. Where Are All The Brothers? Growing up in the Black church, I asked myself the question, more than once. The follow-on question is just ... Read More
  • Donald Sunukjian: Invitation To Biblical Preaching

    DSunukjian-InvitationToBiblicalPreaching  Donald R. Sunukjian, Invitation To Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic & Professional, 2007), 375 pages, ISBN 9780825436666. This book is about the application of the Biblical text—moving from the Biblical text to where people live today, “the take home ... Read More
  • Randall Stephens: The Fire Spreads

    RStephens-FireSpreads  Randall J. Stephens, The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South (Cambridge: Harvard University, 2008), 393 pages, ISBN 9780674026728. Classical Pentecostalism has often been described as a religion of the American South. Much of the story of the origins of Pentecostalism, however, and the ... Read More
  • Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Parable of the Good Samaritan

    wiki-GoodSamaritan-Romary  The shocking parable of the Good Samaritan provides an example of how the church can be an agent of transformation. In this story from Luke 10, a despised minority person demonstrates God’s love and shows today’s Christians the essence of authentic social transformation.   The story of ... Read More
  • Winter 2009: Suggested Reading

    Postmodernism_theme    Suggestions for Further Reading Ed Stetzer, “Writing on the Wall: The Future of the Church and Its Mission” Enrichment (Spring 2008), pages 36-41.   Scot McKnight, “The Ironic Faith of Emergents: McLaren shows us not only where ‘post-evangelicals’ are going, but also how they get there.” ... Read More
  • Becoming All Things, Spoiling the Egyptians, and Occupying Culture till Christ Comes

    Postmodernism_themeReflections on the Recent Postmodernism Conversation: Pastor Tony Richie wraps up our discussion on how the church should respond to postmodernism.     Introduction and Overview The editorial staff of Pneuma Review (PR) is to be commended for its facilitation of this conversation about “Postmodernism, the Church and the Future” ... Read More
  • Is postmodernism the antithesis of modernism?

    velvet-elvisIn the Fall 2008 issue, a reader wrote to Robert Huckleberry about his review of Rob Bell, Velvet Elvis that appeared in the Summer 2008 issue:   I don’t think you have defined postmodernism or modernism well. You say that “postmodernism counters modernism as its antithesis.”  Knowing ... Read More
  • A Social Anthropologist’s Analysis of Contemporary Healing, Part 2

    Power of the Cross  How do doctors respond to claims of healing? Are there any lasting social effects when people experience divine healing?   Physical and Spiritual Phenomena Since John White is contributing a chapter to this book concerning the physical manifestations which sometimes seem to accompany the working of the Holy ... Read More
  • The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Cessation of Special Revelation

    GMilne-WestminsterConfessionFaithCessationSpecialRevelationGarnet Howard Milne, The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Cessation of Special Revelation: The Majority Puritan Viewpoint on Whether Extra-biblical Prophecy is Still Possible (Studies in Christian History and Thought; Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007), 362 pages, ISBN 9781556358050. This book discusses the circumstances surrounding the ... Read More
  • Dean Merrill: Damage Control

    DMerrill-DamageControl  Dean Merrill, Damage Control: How to Stop Making Jesus Look Bad (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 2006), 174 pages, ISBN 9780801065651. From the journalist and author of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Church (1997) comes yet another volume which speaks to the too ... Read More
  • Dan Cohn-Sherbok: The Politics of Apocalypse

    politics-of-apocalypse-9781851684533  Dan Cohn-Sherbok, The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of Christian Zionism (Oxford: Oneworld, 2006), xv+221pages, ISBN 9781851684533. Recent years have witnessed a notable scholarly interest in the instrumental role played by some Christians in helping to establish a Jewish homeland in Palestine in the ... Read More
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