The Electronic Newsletter of the Pneuma Foundation
In this issue:
- Re-Introducing the Pneuma Informer: New name, even wider circulation
- The Fall issue of the Pneuma Review is almost ready for press: Read contents
- Introducing some of the Editors and Writers
- The Pneuma Foundation at an international conference
- Prayer Requests and Praise Report
Re-Introducing the Pneuma Informer
The Pneuma Informer is the new name for this Electronic newsletter from the Pneuma Foundation. The Executive Committee recently decided to give this newsletter a name instead of just calling it the 'E-Newsletter.' They hope that doing so will help remove confusion some of our readers have had over the difference between this E-bulletin and the quarterly journal of the Pneuma Foundation, the Pneuma Review
Circulation of this E-newsletter keeps going up as new names are added
to the lists almost daily. The Pneuma Informer is now received all over
the world: from Portland, Oregon to Sarasota, Florida; San Diego to
Boston; and Stockholm, Sweden to Baguio City, Philippines. The diversity
of readers continues to grow also.
Those that prepare this newsletter would love to hear from you. If you
have a question, whether about the Pneuma Foundation in general or a
specific topic on doctrine or an area you feel needs to be addressed in
the body of Christ today, feel free to write us. Although it is easier
for us to answer 'snail' mail delivered to our Post Office Box, we will
try to answer E-mail as time allows.
The Fall issue of the Pneuma Review is almost ready for press: Read contents
The fifth issue, Fall 1999 (Vol. 2, No. 4), of the Pneuma Review
is nearly ready for release. Executive Editor Raul Mock says that subscribers should begin receiving their issues in the first or second week of August.
In the coming Fall issue of the Pneuma Review
- "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth
Centuries" by Richard Riss. This five part series concludes in the Fall
1999 issue, presenting significant evidence for the operation of the
gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.
- The Messianic Foundations Series by Kevin Williams will look at the
life-changing reality of Messiah, the Living Water, Who indwells every
believer in his article "Mayim Chayim: The Living Waters."
- Robert Graves continues his series on "Praying in the Spirit" that
began in the second issue of the Pneuma Review (Vol. 2, No. 1).This issue
will seek to answer the question: "Just What is the Nature of the Prayer
- The Pneuma Review interviewed author and church historian William De
Arteaga. The Pneuma Review asked De Arteaga about the historical
connection between the revival movements of today and those of the past.
You might be surprised by his answers.
- The new Answers to Questions department begins in this issue,
answering the allegation that Mark 16:9-20 should not appear in your
- Many great Book and Periodical reviews including a guest review by
Jon Ruthven, The Kingdom and the Power, as well as books and articles by Vinson
Synan, Joseph Garlington, Roger Stronstad, and others.
The Pneuma Review
is a printed quarterly journal of ministry resources
and theology for Pentecostal and charismatic ministries and leaders.
The Pneuma Foundation at an international conference
Thanks to the gifts of our members, the Pneuma Foundation has been able to send materials to the General Assembly of Asia Pacific Theological Association, to be held in Sydney, Australia in September. There will be over 150 Bible schools represented at this conference from all over the Pacific Rim and the United States. The Pneuma Foundation's Executive Committee had materials sent to be a blessing to these educators, hoping to provide an introduction to the Pneuma Review
and offer other resources through Pneuma Biblical Resources that would not be available to them otherwise (it is difficult to find booksellers who are willing to ship internationally).
Special thanks goes to Dr. Wonsuk Ma for his facilitation of the Pneuma Foundation's participation, and Missionary Dave Johnson (who is also a contributing editor to the Pneuma Review) for his transportation of conference materials.
* If there is a conference you would be interested in representing the
Pneuma Foundation at, please contact Member Services
* The Pneuma Foundation is in need of some upgrades to its computer
software and hardware. Please pray with us about:
- a new (or used) laser printer
- Microsoft Office 2000 Professional upgrade
* The Directors still have not yet heard back from the IRS about our
official tax-exempt status. They ask for your prayers that the IRS would
give the 501(c)3 status, and in a timely manner. (Please note: Unless the
IRS were to rule that the Pneuma Foundation is not exempt, it is legally
exempt under the 501(c)3 tax code. Without a formal ruling, however, it
is difficult to demonstrate this to any potential contributors.)
* Deb Johnson was recently given a clean bill of health and she and her
husband, Dave, were able to return to their mission field in the