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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 PneumaReview.com 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness

    JLinzey-Kindness-Gentleness1 “Be kind and compassionate to one another” (Eph. 4:32, MEV)   The kindness that comes as a fruit of the Spirit is revealed in the life of Jesus in His darkest hour of trial. When Judas and the soldiers came to the garden to take Jesus, Peter ... 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

  • Algeria steps up restrictions against Christians

    Algeria-credit_UNOCHAIn recent months, authorities in Algeria have stepped up restrictions against Christian churches in the country, orchestrating what appears to be a “coordinated campaign of intensified action against churches1.” Worryingly, the restrictions have also led to an increase in arrests of Christians in the country. According ... Read More

  • William De Arteaga: Agnes Sanford and Her Companions

    WDeArteaga-AgnesSanford&HerCompanionsWilliam L. De Arteaga, Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the Coming of the Charismatic Renewal (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2015), ISBN 9781625649997 Dr. William L. De Arteaga wrote Agnes Sanford and Her Companions: The Assault on Cessationism and the ... Read More

  • Marlene Yap: The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ

    AJPS-21-1 Missionary-scholar Jim Harries reflects on what Asian scholars have to say about Jesus, his death on the cross, and the culture of honor and shame.   Marlene Yap, “The Crucifixion of Jesus Christ: From Extreme Shame to Victorious Honor,” The Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 21:1 (February ... Read More

  • Charismatic Leaders Fellowship 2018

    CLF2018-Garrett-worship-crop This year’s Charismatic Leaders Fellowship took place in Augusta, Georgia, and was hosted February 19-22 by the Alleluia Community of that city. The Alleluia Community is a predominantly Catholic (but ecumenical) covenant community where families live in close proximity to worship together and support each ... Read More

  • Wonsuk Ma: Tragedy of Spirit-Empowered Heroes

    José_Echenagusía-Samson_and_Delilah--cropWonsuk Ma, “Tragedy of Spirit-Empowered Heroes: A Close Look at Samson and Saul,” Spiritus: ORU Journal of Theology, 2:2 (2017), pages 23-38. It was with joy that I read through this perceptive article by Dr. Wonsuk Ma. Dr. Ma is a Pentecostal scholar whose ministry experience ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness

    JLinzey-Goodness1 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things. And an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things” (Matt. 12:35, MEV).   This statement from Jesus shows the three stages of goodness: first, the man is essentially ... Read More

  • Jerry Walls: Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory

    JWalls-HeavenHellPurgatoryJerry L. Walls, Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things That Matter Most, A Protestant View of the Cosmic Drama (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos, 2015), 235 pages, ISBN 97815874313566. The volume under review presents a compelling case for a Protestant reception of a literal heaven ... Read More

  • A Leading Pentecostal Theologian Asks the Catholic Church: Can we imagine an ecumenical future together?

    CMRobeck-SPSnewsletter-cropMel Robeck is in Rome, Italy, February 12 through March 23, 2018 teaching a course titled “Global Pentecostalisms: Development, Doctrine, and Dialogue” at the Gregorian University, a premier Jesuit institution. While there, he also lectured at the Angelicum University, a Dominican school, on the nature ... Read More

  • Winter 2018: Other Significant Articles

    Winter2018-OtherSignificant Jeff Oliver, “Why the Church May Be Ignoring the Powerful Significance of Pentecost” Charisma (May 9, 2017).   James F. Linzey, “The New Year that Ushered in a World War” Assist News Service (December 28, 2017).   Douglas Groothuis, “Learning to Say Hello Again: A New Year’s resolution that ... Read More

  • Transforming Communities with the Clergy Patrol

    ClergyPatrol--brightAntipas Harris introduces the Norfolk Police Department Clergy Patrol. Watch the story that was featured on national television. Norfolk pastors and the Norfolk Police Department discussed the Clergy Patrol on the 700 Club (CBN), Monday morning, Feb 12, at 9am EST. Learn how pastors and clergy work ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

    JLinzey-Faithfulness2 “These will wage war with the Lamb, but the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those who are with Him are called and chosen and faithful.” (Rev. 17:14, MEV).   Martin Luther defined faith as “a living, daring ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

    JLinzey-Gentleness1 “Now I, Paul, who am lowly in presence among you but bold toward you while absent, appeal to you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ” (2 Cor. 10:1, MEV).   Gentleness, one part of the fruit of the Spirit, needs a place in our everyday ... Read More

  • Healing and the History of Redemption: An Interview with J. D. King

    JDKing-Healing Pastor J. D. King speaks with PneumaReview.com about the history of divine healing he has written, the three-volume Regeneration: A Complete History of Healing in the Christian Church. PneumaReview.com: Please tell our readers why you chose the name Regeneration for your book on healing. J. D. King: ... Read More

  • The Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control

    JLinzey-SelfControl “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” (Prov. 16:32, MEV).   Self-control, temperance, moderation, and self-restraint are all terms used to define the last of the fruit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. The ... Read More

  • Miracles and the Gifts of the Spirit All Through Church History

    JeffOliver-SpiritEnduringWorkHistorian Jeff Oliver has written a three-volume series on how the gifts of the Spirit have continued all through Christian history. PneumaReview.com speaks with Jeff about his series and how we should expect God to do supernatural things through his church today. PneumaReview.com: Tell us some ... 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

  • Are You Ready for a Fresh Outpouring?

    BSM-201704-5cropLilian de Fin, great-granddaughter of Smith Wigglesworth (1859-1947), speaks with PneumaReview.com 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?   PneumaReview.com: Your great-grandfather, Smith Wigglesworth, ... 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 Wesley. As elaborated by Wesley and his associate, the English divine and apologist John Fletcher, this belief laid down much of ... Read More

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