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Winter 2018

  • Bible Study: 666 Decoded

    biblestudy-BenWhite-197680What is this mysterious number, so familiar to horror film buffs, Satanists, and fundamentalist apocalyptic speculators alike? The answer is very intriguing, satisfying and perhaps ominous. It’s also a great illustration of all the different things that can sometimes go into biblical interpretation. The passage in ... Read More

  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Trinity and Revelation

    VMKarkkainen-Trinity&RevelationVeli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Trinity and Revelation, A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014), 486 pages, ISBN 9780802868541. This is the second volume in Kärkkäinen’s five-volume series developing a constructive Christian theology. Constructive theologies differ from systematic theologies ... Read More

  • How Spirit Baptism is Received

    VLinzey-HowSpiritBaptismIsReceived The history of the Day of Pentecost dates back to 1500 BC when God gave Moses the Law on Mount Sinai. Fire appeared to symbolize God’s presence. On the Day of Pentecost in Acts, God made His presence known through the fire and gave us ... Read More

  • An Unlikely Historian of Revival: Interview with Eugene Bach

    EugeneBachEugene Bach speaks with about the amazing things he has seen God doing in China, Iran, North Korea, and other difficult places. What can we learn about the causes of the greatest revival of our age? How can you learn more about these Jesus ... Read More

  • Blessed and Blessing: The Anointings of David

    Three devotionals from Kirk Hunt’s book, Blessed and Blessing: Devotionals for Gospel Champions (CadreMen Press, 2015). David’s First Anointing David’s Second Anointing David’s Third Anointing Blessed and Blessing, Devotionals for Gospel Champions The Kingdom of God is built by the hands and hearts of Gospel Champions. These devotionals are focused ... Read More

  • The Ancient Poisons: Discernment Heresies of the New Testament

    WDeArteaga-AncientPoisons-small2Historian of Revival, William De Arteaga, makes it clear that heresy is an ancient and persistent threat to genuine revival. However, the heresies he examines might surprise you. This essay asserts that there have been three unrecognized discernment heresies in operation throughout Church history that have ... Read More

  • The Second Blessing of Spirit Baptism: British Reformation Roots of the Pentecostal Tradition

    PPalma-2ndBlessing The belief that Christian conversion was followed by a “second blessing” experience originated with eighteenth century Anglican priest and founder of Methodism, John Wesleyey. As elaborated by Wesley and his associate, the English divine and apologist John Fletcher, this belief laid down much of ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit

    JLinzey-FruitSpirit “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and self-control … If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit” (Gal. 5:22-25, MEV).    The fruit of the Spirit identifies the Spirit-filled believer. Just as speaking with ... Read More

  • Spending time with one of NASA’s “Hidden Figures”

    ChristineDarden&Harrises201801I was honored to be this year’s guest speaker for the Presbytery of Eastern Virginia’s MLK Day Service. In the picture with Micah and me is Dr. Christine Darden, one of NASA’s hidden figures from the book entitled Hidden Figures. Dr. Darden attended the MLK Day Service. Dr. Darden is featured ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Love

    JLinzey-Love2 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:34-35, MEV). Love is ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Joy

    JLinzey-Joy2 “I have spoken these things to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11, MEV).   Loveless Christians are joyless Christians. But when self is drowned in the love of Christ, the result will be unspeakable joy. Faith ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Peace

    JLinzey-Peace1 “For He is our peace, who has made both groups one and has broken down the barrier of the dividing wall” (Eph. 2:14).   The word peace as used in the gospels and in Ephesians means to bind together those things that were separated. Jesus made peace ... Read More

  • Ed Silvoso: Ekklesia

    Ekklesia_TP.inddEd Silvoso, Ekklesia: Rediscovering God’s Instrument for Global Transformation (Bloomington: MN: Chosen Books, 2014, 2017), 272 pages, ISBN 9780800798444. Ed Silvoso has written a number of books, two of his best known works are: That None Should Perish, and Anointed for Business. He is the founder ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

    JLinzey-Patience1 “Keep in mind that the patience of our Lord means salvation” (2 Peter 3:15, MEV).   The word patience, as it is used in the New Testament, really has no equivalent in the English language. Patience is the powerful capacity of selfless love to suffer long under ... Read More

  • Vinson Synan: Oral Roberts

    Spiritus-RelaunchVinson Synan, “Oral Roberts: Son of Pentecostalism, Father of the Charismatic Movement,” Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology, 2:2 (2017) pages 5-21. Dr. Synan’s very fine article describes Oral Roberts (1918-2009) as “one of the most important religious figures of the twentieth century,” and that is indeed ... Read More

  • Are You Ready for a Fresh Outpouring?

    BSM-201704-5cropLilian de Fin, great-granddaughter of Smith Wigglesworth (1859-1947), speaks with about Smith Wigglesworth’s ministry and legacy, the re-opening of Bowland Street Mission, her own ministry, and the coming revival. Are you ready for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Your great-grandfather, Smith Wigglesworth, ... Read More

  • Seek the Lord and Live

    EHyatt-SeekTheLord&Live Not gifts, not healing, not revival—seek the LORD. Thus says the Lord to the house of Israel, seek Me and live. But do not seek Bethel, nor enter Gilgal, nor cross over to Beersheba. Seek the Lord, and Live (Amos 5:4-6a). Definition: To “seek the Lord” means ... Read More

  • Billy Graham: Apostle of Changed Lives and Second Chances

    CH-BillyGrahamBilly Graham: Apostle of Changed Lives and Second Chances  Christian History Magazine Features: Guest Editor, David Neff; Author, Grant Wacker and Fellow Historians Who Chronicle the Life of the World’s Best Known Evangelist for Christ   Christian History Institute (CHI), a quarterly magazine series, published a special ... Read More

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