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Revivals, news, and maintaining the right direction

Revivals, news, and maintaining the right direction

In this Fall 2007 conversation with a reader, Executive Editor Raul Mock, asked some questions of a recent subscriber.   What you have been studying lately? Lately, I have been studying church planting and church growth strategies.  I been studying Pentecostal & Charismatic history in the last two-thousand years, Revivals through history especially modern ones […]

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In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Review, reviewed by Amos Yong

In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Review, reviewed by Amos Yong

Don Garlington, In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Reviews (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2005), viii + 245 pages. Garlington earned his MDiv and ThM degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), and his PhD in New Testament at the University of Durham under James D. G. Dunn. He taught from 1987-2002 […]

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Roland Chia: Hope for the World

Roland Chia: Hope for the World

  Roland Chia, Hope for the World: A Christian Vision of the Last Things,Christian Doctrine in Global Perspective Series; series editor David Smith, consulting editor John Stott (Downer’s Grove: IVP Academic, 2005), 164 pages. Roland Chia has written a clear and concise alternative to an all-too-common array of eschatological texts ranging from watered down and […]

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Virginia Burrus: Late Ancient Christianity

Virginia Burrus: Late Ancient Christianity

  Virginia Burrus, ed., Late Ancient Christianity,A People’s History of Christianity, Vol. 2 (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2005), 318 pages. The editorial team of the series entitled A People’s History of Christianity has endeavored to tell the story of Christianity through the eyes of the common person, rather than through the eyes of kings, conquerors, popes, […]

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Confident Belief: What Does it Mean to Know Truth?

Confident Belief: What Does it Mean to Know Truth?

  This article on doubt, certainty, and faith was recommended to Pneuma Review readers in the Fall 2007 issue.   Introduction It’s hard to imagine how any Christian at any time in history could live life completely free from any doubts about the truth of the faith. Suffering, inconsistent behavior among Christians, the lure of […]

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Thoughts to Ponder: Power, Obedience

Thoughts to Ponder: Power, Obedience

  We cannot participate in God’s work but then insist on doing it our own way. … We can’t live a life more like Jesus by embracing a way of life less like Jesus. — Eugene Peterson   Learn the lesson that if you are to do the work of a prophet, what you need […]

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Kevin Belmonte: William Wilberforce

Kevin Belmonte: William Wilberforce

  Kevin Charles Belmonte, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan, 2007). Renewed and worthy attention has come to the eighteenth century history-making British politician William Wilberforce, through the popular film Amazing Grace. Kevin Belmonte was the historical consultant for the film and in this book has given his readers a fresh […]

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Effectively Engaging Pluralism and Postmodernism in a So-Called Post-Christian Culture

Effectively Engaging Pluralism and Postmodernism in a So-Called Post-Christian Culture

  A Review Essay of Lesslie Newbigin’s The Gospel in a Pluralist Society. “Pluralist!” “Postmodern!” Lately these two terms are increasingly, and sometimes carelessly, bandied about as especially descriptive of the present age. They signify such complex concepts that sometimes even defining the terminology can be difficult. To make matters even more intimidating for many […]

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Fall 2007: Other Significant Articles

Fall 2007: Other Significant Articles

  Glenn Schwartz, “A Cure for Handicapped Churches: Reflections on Dependency in the Christian Movement” Mission Frontiers (May/June 2007), pages 26-28. Long-time missionary and missiologist Glenn Schwartz says that “the alternative to donor-driven missiology is a change of assumptions on which missionary church-planting is done. Except in areas where humanitarian aid is essential for survival, […]

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From the Editor's Desk: Fall 2007

From the Editor’s Desk: Fall 2007

from the editor’s desk Welcome to our ten-year anniversary issue. Publication of the Pneuma Review began with the Fall 1997 issue. In celebration, we would like to say thank you to the many people that have contributed of their writings during these fruitful years. Peter Althouse, Jeffrey Anderson, Kenneth J. Archer, French L. Arrington, Francisco […]

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