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Summer 2020

  • Tony Richie: Essentials of Pentecostal Theology

    TRichie-EssentialsTony Richie, Essentials of Pentecostal Theology: An Eternal and Unchanging Lord Powerfully Present and Active by the Holy Spirit (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2020), 250 pages, ISBN 9781532638817. Dr. Tony Richie is a third generation Pentecostal (page 9) and an Ordained Bishop with the Church of ... Read More

  • Frank Macchia: Jesus the Spirit Baptizer

    FMacchia-JesusSpiritBaptizerFrank D. Macchia, Jesus the Spirit Baptizer: Christology in the Light of Pentecost (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2018), 383 pages, ISBN 9780802873897. Pentecostals are well acquainted with the baptism in the Holy Spirit and the argument that it is Jesus who baptizes the church at Pentecost. But ... Read More

  • Richard Noble: On Mission Together

    RNoble-OnMissionTogetherRichard Noble, On Mission Together: Integrating Missions into the Local Church (Beaver Falls, PA: Falls City Press, 2019), 224 pages, ISBN 9780986405136. Dr. Richard Noble is the founder and director of the Center for Missional Engagement. He is also a pastor, an adjunct faculty member at Geneva ... Read More

  • The Making of the Christian Global Mission, Part 2: Missions to the First Americans

    WWalton-Missions1stAmericans Christian historian Woodrow Walton continues his investigation into the origins of the modern movements that inspired Christians to go and share the mission and message of Jesus throughout the world.   The Making of the Christian Global Mission Part 2: Missions to the First Americans Before proceeding to ... Read More

  • A Keener Understanding of the Bible: The Jewish Context for the Sermon on the Mount and the Book of Matthew Continued

    KeenerUnderstanding-MatthewCont-2 In May 2020, Chosen People Ministries and The Feinberg Center hosted a 4-session webinar with Craig Keener called “A Keener Understanding of the Bible: Seeing the New Testament Through Jewish Eyes.” From the email promotion: Whether you are familiar with Dr. Craig Keener or this is your ... Read More

  • A Keener Understanding of the Bible: The Jewish Context for the Sermon on the Mount and the Book of Matthew

    KeenerUnderstanding-Matthew-1 In May 2020, Chosen People Ministries and The Feinberg Center hosted a 4-session webinar with Craig Keener called “A Keener Understanding of the Bible: Seeing the New Testament Through Jewish Eyes.” From the email promotion: Whether you are familiar with Dr. Craig Keener or this is your ... Read More

  • A Keener Understanding of the Bible: The Jewish Context For The Gospel Of John

    KeenerUnderstanding-John-1 In May 2020, Chosen People Ministries and The Feinberg Center hosted a 4-session webinar with Craig Keener called “A Keener Understanding of the Bible: Seeing the New Testament Through Jewish Eyes.” From the email promotion: Whether you are familiar with Dr. Craig Keener or this is your ... Read More

  • A Keener Understanding of the Bible: The Jewish Context for the Book of Revelation

    KeenerUnderstanding-Revelation-4 In May 2020, Chosen People Ministries and The Feinberg Center hosted a 4-session webinar with Craig Keener called “A Keener Understanding of the Bible: Seeing the New Testament Through Jewish Eyes.”   From the email promotion: Whether you are familiar with Dr. Craig Keener or this is your ... Read More

  • William De Arteaga: On Discerning Trump’s Character and Presidency: A Theological Reflection on How False Prophecy Influenced American Politics

    WDeArteaga-DiscerningTrumpWilliam L. De Arteaga, On Discerning Trump’s Character and Presidency: A Theological Reflection on How False Prophecy Influenced American Politics (Amazon KDP, 2020), 88 pages, ISBN 9798668487622. For Christians who believe in the continuing gifts of the Spirit, testing national prophecies is a tricky task. In ... Read More

  • How the church fostered science and technology

    CHM134-Science&TechnologyThere is a persistent myth that Christianity has held science and technological progress back, but is that the truth? Christian History Institute (CHI), publisher of Christian History magazine (CHM), offers its latest issue, #134, titled: Science & Technology – How the church fostered science and technology. From inception, ... Read More

  • Paul Hattaway: Zhejiang: The Jerusalem of China

    PHattaway-ZhejiangPaul Hattaway, Zhejiang: The Jerusalem of China (London, England: SPCK, 2019), 288 pages, ISBN 9780281080342 Zhejiang: The Jerusalem of China is the third book in Paul Hattaway’s ambitious project known as the China Chronicles. Each volume in the series presents the Christian history of one the ... Read More

  • Led by The Spirit: Regrouping and Moving Forward

    LedByTheSpirit-3 This excerpt from Led by the Spirit: The History of the American Assemblies of God Missionaries in the Philippines is the third chapter. Missionary-scholar Dave Johnson has brought together a chronicle of over 300 Pentecostal missionaries serving in the Philippines from 1926 through the first ... Read More

  • On Pulling Down Statues

    Defaced-Lee-statue-2020-576x401Sometimes it is good and proper to pull down statues, sometimes ambiguous, and sometimes the motives are troubling. What are the spiritual issues? Christian historian Rev. William De Arteaga, known to Pneuma Review readers as a scholar of the healing ministry and revivals, discusses several ... Read More

  • Showing Love to America’s Church Leaders

    pastor-BenWhite-mO9vKbG5csg-541x361“Bless Your Pastor” Aims to Show Love to America’s Church Leaders. Amid COVID-19, the National Association of Evangelicals launches a grant-funded “wave of sharing and caring.” With nine out of every 10 pastors in America under “financial pressure,” and six out of 10 churches facing ... Read More

  • Jack Deere: Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit

    JDeere-StillSurprisedJack S. Deere, Why I Am Still Surprised by the Power of the Spirit: Discovering How God Speaks and Heals Today (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Reflective, 2020), 320 pages, ISBN 9780310108115. Most of Jack Deere’s books have dealt with the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit, this ... Read More

  • Christianity, Marxism, and Social Justice

    AHarrisBFroehle-FathMarxismBLMJoin Antipas Harris for a live conversation about faith, Marxism, and Black Lives Matter.   Update: Follow the link below for watch the dialogue.   I would like to invite you to join me TONIGHT for an intellectually and spiritually invigorating Live Streaming conversation with highly acclaimed sociologist and practical theologian ... Read More

  • Discerning Dreams

    PKing-DiscerningDreams Paul King is a pastor, theologian, historian, and educator. In his book, Is It of God, he provided much needed biblical and practical counsel about discernment. This article is a chapter from the second volume of Is It of God, bringing seasoned wisdom to a ... Read More

  • Worried About the Election? What We Need is Revival

    screen-NiklasHamann-Pe4gh8a8mBY-560x373Many Christians are in fear, almost panic, that a Biden-Harris win this November will bring about a renewed secularization of America and Christian persecution. There is some danger that such an administration would take a radical turn, but historian Dr. William De Arteaga is far ... Read More

  • Michael Brown: The Power of Music

    MBrown-ThePowerOfMusicMichael L. Brown, The Power of Music: God’s Call to Change The World One Song At A Time (Lake Mary, FL: Charisma House, 2019), 224 pages, ISBN 9781629995953. Dr. Michael Brown is a very well-known author who is quite prolific. He seems to be ever widening the ... Read More

  • Veli-Matti Karkkainen: Hope and Community

    VMKarkkainen-Home&CommunityVeli-Matti Kärkkäinen, Hope and Community: A Constructive Christian Theology for the Pluralistic World, Vol. 5. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Press, 2017), x-574 pages with indices. Hope and Community constitutes the fifth and final of the planned volumes for Kärkkäinen’s opus, A Constructive Christian Theology ... Read More

  • Frank Bartleman: Azusa Street

    FBartleman-AzusaStreet-Whitaker2000Pastor Joseph Fiorentino reviews a classic book about the Azusa Street Revival in the early Twentieth Century, the birthplace of the Pentecostal movement.   Frank Bartleman, Azusa Street: An Eyewitness Account to the Birth of the Pentecostal Revival (New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House, 1982), 171 pages, ISBN ... Read More

  • Daniela Augustine: The Spirit and the Common Good

    DAugustine-SpiritCommonGoodDaniela C. Augustine, The Spirit and the Common Good: Shared Flourishing in the Image of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2019), 272 pages, ISBN 9780802843852. It is easy to agree that human beings are created in the image of God. More debate may arise if we widen ... Read More

  • Receiving the Baptism in the Holy Spirit: A Testimony

    hotseat-JeremyYap-eCEj-BR91xQ-569x380Have you had difficulty receiving the baptism in the Holy Spirit, or is it difficult for you to help others receive it? With Scriptural teaching, it is very simple to understand and receive. I would like to share one example of how easy this can ... Read More

  • Summer 2020: Other Significant Articles

    OtherSignificant-Summer2020 Craig Keener, “Interview with Donna Covington about racism and the murder of her son” YouTube.com (July 2, 2020). Craig Keener introduces the link to this interview by saying, “Donna Covington is Asbury’s vice president of formation and served as a top executive in a major corporation. ... Read More

  • New Creation Healing Center: A Convergence of Whole-Person Ministry

    KristinSmith-MeetingPlaceIf you had the good fortune of driving through Kingston, New Hampshire, on some bright fall day you might have the good fortune of noticing a boxy 18th Century type building with a fenced “widow’s walk” on top. This recently build structure is the meeting, ... Read More

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