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Winter 2021: Other Significant Articles

David Livermore, “The Group Excluded from Diversity Programs” Center for Cultural Intelligence (November 11, 2020). author David Livermore challenges DEI advocates not to exclude the white working class from their efforts. “I’m not suggesting we should shy away from calling racism what it is. Nor am I suggesting that polite conversations that treat all viewpoints as equally valid are the answer. But we have to stop and consider why so many working-class individuals feel like diversity programs teach people to tolerate and include everyone except them.”

J. Lee Grady, “Don’t Put a Lid on the Holy Spirit” Fire In My Bones (November 18, 2020).

The former editor of Charisma magazine writes: “People need the reality of God’s power. I wish we would stop being so worried about how the Holy Spirit might show up in church. Here are seven practical things we can do to encourage the freedom of the Spirit.”

Paul King, “Tribute to My Most Intensive Mentor—Dr. Chuck Farah” The King’s Round Table (November 28, 2020).

Paul King writes of Chuck Farah, who wrote the critique of the Word Faith movement, From the Pinnacle of the Temple: “He was a man of the Spirit—who combined the academic and the supernatural, a Ph.D. who experienced speaking in tongues.”

We Prayed for Healing. God Brought a Pandemic: A coronavirus outbreak at France’s biggest Pentecostal megachurch changed their view of providence, judgment, and fellowshipChristianity Today (November 23, 2020).

In this (translated) interview with Jean-Paul Rempp, he describes how his church has taken a stance of forgiveness for those that accused them of becoming vectors for COVID-19 and how they have learned how to be a renewed and more welcoming community.

Stanford E. Linzey, Jr. Collection Deposited at Flower Pentecostal Heritage Center” (December 2, 2020).

For more on Stanford Linzey, Jr., see John Miller’s review of his book, The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium: Handbook on the Holy Spirit: A Guide to the Spirit within.

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Frank Macchia, “How Flawed Is Our Gratitude? Learning from Jonah” (December 7, 2020).

Roger E. Olson, “Critical Race Theory Examined and Analyzed” Patheos (December 21, 2020).

Brian Blount, “How Vineyard History Can Give Practical Insight to Discerning Prophetic Words” (December 12, 2020).

Pastor Brian Blount reflects on Bill Jackson’s book, The Quest for the Radical Middle and on what going through the prophetic movement taught him and other leaders in the Vineyard association. “We need to remember all three parts of discerning prophecy. We should weigh not only the revelation, but also the interpretation and the application. Correct revelation with incorrect interpretation or application can be very damaging.”

Thanks to William De Arteaga for pointing out this article.

Roger E. Olson, “About ‘Socialism’ and Christianity”  Patheos (December 26, 2020).

Historian of religion and theology, Roger Olson, discusses the many definitions of socialism, including the long-forgotten calls from Christians leaders of the past to urge the State to help the poor.

Michael Brown, “Don’t Let Anyone Threaten You With Prophetic Manipulation” (January 5, 2021).

John Lathrop writes, “Here is a new video, about 10 minutes long, in which Dr. Michael Brown speaks about manipulative prophecies.” Brown describes how “Touch not the Lord’s anointed” is often abused and says, “As leaders we are not just accountable to God, but we are accountable to other leaders and ultimately accountable, on a certain level, to whom we minister.”

Dave Johnson, “Interview with Lora Timenia about her book Third Wave of Pentecostalism in the Philippines: Understanding Toronto Blessing Revivalism’s Signs and Wonders Theology in the Philippines” (December 14, 2020).

In this interview from APTS Press, author Dave Johnson interviews Lora Timenia about her book.

David Livermore, “What I’ve Learned From 10 Years Leading The CQ Center” Cultural Intelligence Center (January 6, 2021).

Pneuma Review author David Livermore reflects on his work bringing Cultural Intelligence to the world. What is CQ and why is it important? Quick introduction:

Revival Timelines”

The Revival Library has announced the publication of easy-to-read timelines of all major revival movements that have occurred in biblical history as well as prior and since the Great Reformation.

Médine Keener, “Lessons from Susie King Taylor” Asbury University (February 24, 2021).

A chapel message given by author Médine Keener has been converted into a podcast. From the introduction: “Dr. Medine Keener shares what we learn about racial and ethnic reconciliation through the life of Susie King Taylor—an invitation to embrace all God’s people.”

Paul J. Palma, The Antioch Legacy, by John P. Lathrop (February 27, 2021).

Pentecostal scholar Paul Palma reviews Pastor John Lathrop’s book, The Antioch Legacy. Roger E. Olson, “American Evangelical Christianity: A Failed Movement?” Patheos (February 27, 2021).

Anthony Bradley, “Critical Race Theory Isn’t a Threat for Presbyterians” (February 3, 2021).

While written to Presbyterians, the principles apply to all followers of Jesus: “CRT is not a real threat to the work of the Presbyterian Church in America. It does not tell us any more than what the Bible and the Christian tradition already acknowledge as a point of fact—namely, that people can be evil and that the parasite kingdom is wreaking havoc as far as the curse is found. There is racism in America and, at times, that racism can take on structural forms. It is proper to the work of the church to actively seek to bring solidarity and peace where there is racial conflict because of the hope of Resurrection. Presbyterians, then, can eat the meat and spit the bones of CRT, or any other secular social theory that does not presuppose the Triune God because the real war is against any manifestations of the principalities and powers (Eph 6:12) at work parasitically undermining the goodness of God’s creation.”

Thanks to Mark Galli for recommending this article.


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About the Author: The editors are Raul Mock, Mike Dies, Joe Joslin, and Jim Dettmann with significant input from other writers including John Lathrop, Amos Yong, Tony Richie, and Kevin Williams.

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