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Winter 2010

  • Coming in Spring 2010

    spring-crocuses-1439855-mThe 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 2010 issue will continue this ... Read More
  • Winter 2010: Other Significant Articles

    MissionFrontiers_MayAug2009Milton Acosta, “Power Pentecostalisms: The ‘non-Catholic’ Latin American church is going full steam ahead—but are we on the right track?” Christianity Today (August 2009), pages 40-42. The capacity of Latino Pentecostalism to bring hope and even initiate a new form of democracy is an unmeasured potential, ... Read More
  • Timothy Keller: The Prodigal God

    TKeller-ProdigalGodTimothy Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (Dutton Adult, 2008), 160 pages, ISBN 9780525950790. The Prodigal God is based on the passage of Scripture we typically call the Parable of the Prodigal Son that is found in chapter 15 of Luke’s ... Read More
  • Myron Noble: And They Yet Speak

    EMNoble-AndTheyYetSpeakE. Myron Noble, And They Yet Speak: Historical Survey of African American Pentecostal-Holiness Churches in the Nation’s Capital, Washington, D.C., 1900-2006 (Middle Atlantic Regional Press, 2006), 437 pages, ISBN 9781877971280. I have been a history buff for much of my life with a particular emphasis on ... Read More
  • Daniel Treier: Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture

    DTreier-IntroTheoInterpt  Daniel J. Treier, Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008), ISBN 9780801031786. Daniel J. Treier, associate professor of theology at Wheaton College, has written a timely and definitive introduction to the latest theological craze among evangelical theologians and scholars—the ... Read More
  • Andrew Schmutzer: A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation

    Andrew J. Schmutzer  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 ... Read More
  • Jeffrey Niehaus: Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology

    JNiehaus-AncientNearEasternThemesJeffrey 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 ... Read More
  • Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition

    SChan-PentecostalTheologyChristianSpiritualTraditionSimon 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 ... Read More
  • Philip’s Daughters

    PhilipsDaughtersEstrelda Alexander and Amos Yong, eds., Philip’s Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership, Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2009), 251 pages, ISBN 9781556358326. Looking for a historical, biblical, theological, and even philosophical discussion about Pentecostal Charismatic (PC) women in ministry? This collection of twelve ... Read More
  • David A. Livermore: Cultural Intelligence

    DLivermore-CulturalIntelligence  David A. Livermore, Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World (Baker Academic, 2009), 288 pages, ISBN 9780801035890. What is ‘cultural intelligence’ and why is it important? In today’s multicultural and multilingual world, it is more necessary than ever for church leaders and lay ... Read More
  • Standing Between the Living and the Dead

    DLMoody George Whitefield was an Englishman of the 18th century and one of the greatest evangelists of all times. Today’s “signs and wonders” would seem mild in comparison to the Spirit’s astonishing demonstrations that occurred in his ministry. My request of the Lord is that He ... Read More
  • The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship

    Augustine_noPQ  Most discipleship methods and books admonish believers to do things, but a growing love relationship with our God should be the primary goal of the Christian life. Discipleship methods vary from church to church, denomination to denomination. I have been in a few of each. New ... Read More
  • Coming in the Spring 2010 (13:2) Issue

    yellow-flowers-in-springtime-1445193-1-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 2010 issue will continue ... Read More
  • There Are Times When We Must Declare War

    Espadon_crop  Jack Hayford preached a sermon at Church on the Way in 1982. He chose Ephesians 6 for his scripture from which he described the armor of God, and how we were to embrace and wear that armor to ward off attacks of the enemy of ... Read More
  • Michael Wilkinson: Canadian Pentecostalism

    CanadianPentecostalism-9780773537330  Michael Wilkinson, ed., Canadian Pentecostalism: Transition and Transformation (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009), 308 pages, ISBN 978077355. Canada is probably not the first place that comes to mind when we speak of Pentecostalism. One of the most significant transformations in twentieth-century Christianity, the emergence ... Read More
  • Ben Quash and Michael Ward: Heresies and How to Avoid Them

    HeresiesHowAvoid  Ben Quash and Michael Ward, eds., Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why it matters what Christians believe (Peabody, Mass.: Hendrickson Publishers, 2007), 148 pages, ISBN 9781598560138. Heresy and heresy hunting are the two issues addressed in Heresies and How to Avoid Them by Ben Quash ... Read More
  • Herbert Bateman: Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews

    four_views_on_the_warning_passages_in_hebrews  Herbert W. Bateman IV, ed., Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2007), 480 pages, ISBN 9780825421327. Probably every Christian has read one of the warning passages in Hebrews and wondered whether they have rejected God’s grace to the point of no ... Read More
  • Harriet Harris: Fundamentalism and Evangelicals

    HHarris-FundamentalismEvangelicals-9780199532537  Harriet A. Harris, Fundamentalism and Evangelicals (Oxford Theological Monographs; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998 ), 400 pages, ISBN 9780199532537. Fundamentalism and Evangelicals is a revealing and fascinating book. Harris gives a close and objective reading of the evidence that modern evangelicalism is ruled by ... Read More
  • David Burrell: Deconstructing Theodicy

    DBurrell-DeconstructingTheodicy  David B. Burrell, Deconstructing Theodicy: Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering (Brazos, 2008), 144 pages, ISBN 9781587432224. How can a Good God allow evil to happen? This question has troubled philosophers and theologians for millennia. In this book by David Burrell, ... Read More
  • Defending Charismatic Theology to Non-Charismatic Believers

    ConvincingArguments1  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 ... Read More
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