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Volume 16, Number 4 Fall 2013
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Volume 16, Number 3 Summer 2013
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  • "Puritanism: A Legacy Disdained by Historians and Sullied with the Devil's Victory in Salem" by William L. De Arteaga
        Are we letting a falsified narrative about who the Puritans were keep us from learning from them?
  • Interview with Randy Clark
        Pastor, renewal leader, and scholar speaks with The Pneuma Review.
  • The Long Journey Home
    "A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse: Creation, Evil, and the Relational Ecosystem," Part 1, by Andrew J. Schmutzer
        By featuring excerpts from The Long Journey Home, we begin a conversation about sexual abuse by looking at a biblical theology of sexuality.
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        A selection of entries from Part 1 of "A Theology of Sexuality and its Abuse" In Conversation with Andrew J. Schmutzer
        Andrew Schmutzer answers questions about resistance to healing, relational ecosystems, and preparing church leaders to deal with the devastating effects of sexual abuse in their congregations.
  • "The Spirit and the Prophetic Church: Building Ministry Coalitions for Urban Ministry," Part 2, by Antipas L. Harris
        The urban church is in crisis. Many of the people in our cities are unengaged by the church. How can churches partner to renew the heart of our cities and be transformed into what God intended us to be together?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Richard S. Briggs, Reading the Bible Wisely: An Introduction to Taking Scripture Seriously. Reviewed by Lee Roy Martin.
    • Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years. Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath.
    • Michael Card, A Better Freedom: Finding Life as Slaves of Christ. Reviewed by David Purves.
    • Mark Shaw, Global Awakening: How 20th-Century Revivals Triggered a Christian Revolution. Reviewed by Paul J. Palma.
    • Other Significant Articles
    • In Depth Reviews
          Links to several book reviews recently made available on the In Depth Resources index.
Volume 16, Number 2 Spring 2013
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  • "Bible Versions: What is the Best Bible Translation?" by David Malcolm Bennett
        There are many, many English translations of the Bible. Is there one that is best?
  • "Global Pentecostal Renaissance? Reflections on Pentecostalism, Culture, and Higher Education" by Jeff Hittenberger
        What do Pentecostal/charismatics look like at their best? In what ways can higher education help lead a global resurgence?
  • "The Spirit and the Prophetic Church: Building Ministry Coalitions for Urban Ministry," Part 1, by Antipas L. Harris
        The urban church is in crisis. Many of the people in our cities are unengaged by the church. How can churches partner to renew the heart of our cities and be transformed into what God intended us to be together?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • D.A. Carson, Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus. Reviewed by Matthew Jones.
    • Jerry Tousdale, Miraculous Movements: How Hundreds of Thousands of Muslims Are Falling in Love with Jesus. Reviewed by John P. Lathrop.
    • R. T. Kendall, Unashamed to Bear His Name: Embracing the Stigma of Being a Christian. Reviewed by Laura Gummerman. Preview Unashamed.
    • Stanley Hauerwas, Working with Words: On Learning to Speak Christian. Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern. Preview Working with Words
    • Darrell L. Bock, Recovering the Real Lost Gospel: Reclaiming the Gospel as Good News. Reviewed by Matthew Jones. Preview Recovering.
    • Andreas J. Kostenberger, Excellence: The Character of God and the Pursuit of Scholarly Virtue. Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton.
    • Thomas H. McCall, Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters. Reviewed by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern.
Volume 16, Number 1 Winter 2013 Find the full digital issue at Pneuma Review Winter 2013
  • "Following Jesus' Example: Empowering Leaders in Global Missions" by Victor H. Cuartas
        What do Spirit-empowered leaders look like?
  • "The Ghost Of Alexander Severus: Third Century Religious Pluralism as a Foretaste of Postmodernity" by Woodrow E. Walton
        Has Christianity ever found itself in a world full of competing religions and cultures?
  • "The Quest for a Pentecostal Theology" by Keith Warrington
        British Pentecostal scholar Keith Warrington asks, how do you define what the core beliefs of Pentecostal theology are?
  • "Chronicling the Works of God: An Interview with Darren Wilson"
        An interview with Christian filmmaker Darren Wilson.
  • "Bible Versions: The King James Only Debate" by David Malcolm Bennett
        With so many English versions of the Bible available, why do some still use the King James Version exclusively?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Willie James Jennings, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race. Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • Beth Snodderly and A. Scott Moreau, eds., Evangelical and Frontier Mission Perspectives on the Global Progress of the Gospel. Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker.
    • Randy Clark, "The Revivalists: Fanning the Flames of the Holy Spirit," Charisma (March 2012). Reviewed by John P. Lathrop. Read Randy Clark's article online.
    • Todd D. Hunter, Giving Church Another Chance: Finding New Meaning in Spiritual Practices. Reviewed by James Williams. Preview Giving Church Another Chance.
    • Robert L. Calhoun, Scripture, Creed, Theology: Lectures on the History of Christian Doctrine in the First Centuries. Reviewed by John C. Poirier.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 15, Number 4 Fall 2012 Find the full digital issue at Pneuma Review Fall 2012
  • "The Prayer of Jesus: Our call to unity" by John P. Lathrop
        In this excerpt from his book, author John Lathrop urges all Christians to ask how we can answer the prayer of Jesus.
  • "The Holy Spirit and the Chinese Church: An Interview with Dennis Balcombe"
        Veteran missionary Dennis Balcombe tells us about what God is doing in Hong Kong and China.
  • "Claiming God's Promises Today: Classic and Modern Word of Faith Views Compared and Contrasted" by Paul L. King
        What differences are there between the contemporary and classic faith movements about how we should trust God to fulfil His promises?
  • "The Blessings and Burdens of Revival: George Jeffreys: A Revivalist, a Movement and a Crisis" by Neil Hudson
        What can the life and ministry of this gifted evangelist and organizer teach us about leading God's people today?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • William P. Atkinson, Baptism in the Spirit: Luke-Acts and the Dunn Debate. Reviewed by John C. Poirier.
    • Amos Yong and Estrelda Alexander, eds., Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey. Publisher's page
    • Gary Tyra, The Holy Spirit in Mission: Prophetic Speech and Action in Christian Witness. Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker. Publisher's page and preview.
    • Frank D. Macchia, Justified in the Spirit: Creation, Redemption, and the Triune God. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. Publisher's page and preview.
    • Calvin L. Smith, ed., Pentecostal Power: Expressions, Impact and Faith of Latin American Pentecostalism. Reviewed by Tony Richie. Preview.
    • Neil Cole, Organic Leadership: Leading Naturally Right Where You Are. Reviewed by Michelle Vondey.
    • Review in Brief: Jonathan Leeman, The Church and the Surprising Offense of God's Love: Reintroducing the Doctrines of Church Membership and Discipline. From the review by Timothy Lim Teck Ngern. From the full review. Preview Surprising Offense.
    • Edmund J. Rybarczyk, The Spirit Unfettered: Protestant Views of the Holy Spirit. Reviewed by John R. Miller. Find a sample of The Spirit Unfettered online.
    • Jonathan T. Pennington, Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. Preview Heaven and Earth.
    • Other Significant Articles
      • "Cleaning House: Inner healing involves addressing psychological and spiritual issues, A Conversation with Charles Kraft," Leadership (Spring 2012).
            An interview with Missiologist Charles Kraft about deliverance ministry and counseling in this Leadership issue with the theme of "Spiritual Warfare."
Volume 15, Number 3 Summer 2012 Find the full digital issue at Pneuma Review Summer 2012
  • "You Will Never Know Where You Are Going Until You Know Where You Came From: British Pentecostals' past development and future challenges" by Neil Hudson
        Who are today's British Pentecostals?
  • "Hermeneutics in Modern and Classic Faith Movements" by Paul L. King
        What differences in interpretation can we see between the contemporary Word of Faith movement and the classic Faith movement?
  • "Miracles as Reality" with Craig S. Keener
        An interview with Craig S. Keener about the miraculous and his recent book, Miracles: The Credibility of the New Testament Accounts.
  • "Pietists as Pentecostal Forerunners" by Eric Jonas Swensson
        Who were the Pietists? Were they forerunners of today's Pentecostal/charismatic movement?
  • "Working for Others While in the Shadows" by H. Murray Hohns
        Pastor Mur shares lessons about being cared for and the blessing we become when many do not even notice what we do.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 15, Number 2 Spring 2012 Find the full digital issue at Pneuma Review Spring 2012
  • "Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture" Part 2 of 2 by Steven M. Fettke
        How do we foster the kind of community the local church should be?
  • "The Fire of Revival: John Lathrop interviews Eddie Hyatt about revival and his book Revival Fire"
        What does biblical revival look like?
  • "The Third Wave: New Independent Charismatic Churches" Part 2 of 2 by Henry I. Lederle
        In this excerpt from his latest book, Professor Lederle says the "third wave" should perhaps be called the rise of the new independent charismatic churches.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Alister McGrath, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Gregory A. Boyd and Paul R. Eddy, Across the Spectrum: Understanding Issues in Evangelical Theology. Reviewed by Andrew K. Gabriel. Preview this book.
    • Eddie Gibbs, Churchmorph: how megatrends are reshaping Christian Communities. Reviewed by James Purves. Preview ChurchMorph.
    • John Stott, The Radical Disciple: Some Neglected Aspects of Our Calling. Reviewed by John Lathrop. Publisher's page.
    • John W. Wyckoff, Pneuma and Logos: The Role of Spirit in Biblical Hermeneutics. Reviewed by James D. Hernando.
    • Paul Alexander, Jordan Daniel May, and Robert G. Reid, editors, Trajectories in the Book of Acts: Essays in Honor of John Wesley Wyckoff. Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton.
    • Nicholas Perrin and Richard B. Hays, editors, Jesus, Paul and the People of God: A Theological Dialogue with N. T. Wright. Reviewed by Amos Yong. Preview Jesus, Paul and the People of God.
    • Bradley Jersak, Her Gates Will Never Be Shut: Hope, Hell, and the New Jerusalem. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Other Significant Articles
      • Robert C. Crosby, "A New Kind of Pentecostal: It's no longer just about raising a hand to God. It's also about reaching out a hand to the needy" Christianity Today (August 2011).
            Southeastern University professor Robert Crosby says that there is an awakening for social concern and whole life transformation among today's Pentecostals.
      • John F. Carter, "Power and Authority in Pentecostal Leadership," Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 12:2 (July 2009).
            How influence is exercised by the leader can have many faces. Carter reminds us that as Christians, we have an obligation to derive and express our power in biblical ways.
      • Cecil M. Robeck, "Montanism and Present Day 'Prophets,'" Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 32:3 (2010).
            Montanism was a prophetic movement that arose in the late second century, calling the church of their day back to the spontaneity of the Spirit. But the movement was eventually condemned as heretical and imperial edict called for the destruction of all Montanist documents. How heretical was the movement? What have scholars learned about potential connections to today's charismatic movements?
      • J. Todd Billings, "How to Read the Bible: New strategies for interpreting Scripture turn out to be not so new—and deepen our life in Christ" Christianity Today (October 2011).
            The cover article of the October 2011 issue of Christianity Today offers a brief introduction to Theological Interpretation of Scripture from a Reformed perspective, inviting all believers to read the Bible with confidence and humility.
Volume 15, Number 1 Winter 2012 Find the full digital issue at Pneuma Review Winter 2012
  • How should we lead the church?
        "Principles of Church Leadership" by John P. Lathrop
        New Testament leadership should be scripturally based, marked by servanthood, Spirit-empowered, and equipping everyone for ministry.
  • "Forming a Community of the Spirit: Hospitality, Fellowship, and Nurture" Part 1 of 2 by Steven M. Fettke
        How do we foster the kind of community the local church should be?
  • "A Pentecostal Perspective on Evangelism and Religious Pluralism: The Right Moment for an Important and Unprecedented Document" by Tony Richie
        Pastor-scholar Tony Richie tells us about an important consensus put together by Christian leaders from around the world.
  • "Missions and Miracles: Interview with Heidi Baker"
        Missionary Heidi Baker talks to The Pneuma Review.
  • "The Third Wave: New Independent Charismatic Churches" Part 1 of 2 by Henry I. Lederle
        In this excerpt from his latest book, Professor Lederle says the "third wave" should perhaps be called the rise of the new independent charismatic churches.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 14, Number 4 Fall 2011
  • "Who are 'the Called?': Mission, Commission, and Accountability" by Steven M. Fettke
        Empowering all of God's people for ministry.
  • How should we lead the church?
        "Healthy Leadership and the High Cost of Caring" by Eric Scalise
        Ministry leaders need to recognize how pastoral ministry causes stress and develop a plan for self-care.
  • "Claiming Inheritance or Dying to Self: Theology of Glory or Theology of the Cross?" by Paul L. King
        Comparing the emphasis of recent and classic faith teachers.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Keith Ward, God and the Philosophers. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. Preview this book.
    • Miroslav Volf, Allah: A Christian Response. Reviewed by Amos Yong. Preview this book. See also: Mark Galli interviews Miroslav Volf asking, "Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?"
    • James K. A. Smith, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contributions to Christian Philosophy. Reviewed by John R. Miller. Preview this book. See also: The Evangelical Philosophical Society interviews Jamie Smith about his book.
    • Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era. Reviewed by Shane VanMeveren.
    • N. T. Wright, Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. See also: Interview with N. T. Wright [YouTube].
    • Vinson Synan, An Eyewitness Remembers the Century of the Holy Spirit. Reviewed by John R. Miller. Preview this book.
    • Craig A. Evans and N. T. Wright, Jesus the Final Days: What Really Happened. Reviewed by John C. Poirier.
    • Mark J. Cartledge, Testimony in the Spirit: Rescripting Ordinary Pentecostal Theology. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey. Preview this book.
    • P. W. Baker, Doomed Edifice: The Eclipse of the Prophetic Ministry and the Spiritual Captivity of the Church. Reviewed by Lisa R. Ward.
    • Tim Challies, The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment. Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree.
Volume 14, Number 3 Summer 2011
  • "Biblical Imagery: The Metaphorical Symbols of the Holy Spirit" by Kenneth J. Archer
        The Bible provides powerful images to reveal the person and work of God the Holy Spirit.
  • How should we lead the church?
        "Leading a Church in the Twenty-first Century: An International Perspective" by Aldwin Ragoonath
        What insights can we gain from listening to the global church?
  • Interview with Loren Sandford
        The son of John and Paula Sandford tells us about running from his prophetic call, what growing in prophetic ministry looks like, and what he sees in the Pentecostal/charismatic movement today.
  • "Kingdom of Heaven, Justification: Is There a Conflict? Something Missing?"
        Kevin Williams and Tony Richie respond to Scot McKnight's article that introduces a conversation among theologians: "Jesus vs. Paul."
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Gary M. Burge, Jesus and the Land: The New Testament Challenge to "Holy Land Theology.". Reviewed by Carolyn D. Baker.
    • R. Loren Sandford, The Prophetic Church: Wielding the Power to Change the World. Reviewed by Lisa R. Ward.
    • Stephen J. Nichols, The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III. Preview this book.
    • Walter Brueggemann, Divine Presence Amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua. Reviewed by Dony K. Donev.
    • Adam Sparks, One of a Kind: The Relationship between Old and New Covenants as the Hermeneutical Key for Christian Theology of Religions. Reviewed by David Bradnick. Preview this book.
    • David Augsburger, Dissident Discipleship: A Spirituality of Self-Surrender, Love of God, and Love of Neighbor. Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree. Preview this title.
    • David G. Firth and Jamie A. Grant, eds., Words and the Word: Explorations in Biblical Interpretation and Literary Theory. Reviewed by David Seal.
    • Richard N. Soulen, Sacred Scripture: A Short History of Interpretation. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. Preview this book.
    • Michael W. Austin, Wise Stewards: Philosophical Foundations of Christian Parenting. Reviewed by Kathryn N. Donev. Preview this book.
    • Thomas E. Reynolds, Vulnerable Communion: A Theology of Disability and Hospitality. Reviewed by Bradford McCall. Read a preview of this book.
    • Everett L. Worthington, Jr., A Just Forgiveness: Responsible Healing without Excusing Injustice. Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton. Preview this book.
    • John Goldingay, Genesis for Everyone Part One: Chapters 1_16 and John Goldingay, Genesis for Everyone Part Two: Chapters 17_50. Reviewed by Lisa R. Ward. Preview Part One (Genesis 1-16) and Part Two (Genesis 17-50).
    • Mark Allan Powell, Introducing the New Testament: A Historical, Literary, and Theological Survey. Reviewed by John C. Poirier. Publisher's companion site.
    • Other Significant Articles
      • Jennifer Powell McNutt, "The Enduring Church: Believers in every age worry about the collapse of the faith" Christianity Today (January 2011).
            Morality declining? Bad doctrine hurting churches? Others have worried about such things before. What can this tell us about our call to reach our generation?
      • Craig S. Keener, "How Did We Get the Bible?" Charisma (January 2011).
            New Testament scholar Craig Keener introduces readers to the development of the canon.
      • Robby Butler, "Going Radical: Young Megachurch Pastor Ignites A Movement to Radical Discipleship" Mission Frontiers (Nov-Dec 2010).
            In September 2008, Dr. David Platt started an eight-part sermon series titled "The Radical Demands of the Gospel" that has since been condensed into the bestseller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream. Discipleship trainer Robby Butler introduces us to this call that asks "What will it take to reach the lost?"
Volume 14, Number 2 Spring 2011 Volume 14, Number 1 Winter 2011
  • The Power of the Cross: "The Sufficiency of Scripture and Distortion of What Scripture Teaches About Itself " by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
        Is God's Word the only revelation?
  • "Deliverance Ministry in an African Cultural Perspective" by Jim Harries
        What does vulnerable ministry look like when we are serving in a foreign culture?
  • How should we lead the church?
        "How to Lead a Missional Church that Expands God's Kingdom" by Victor H. Cuartas
        Expanding the vision of the local church to reach the world.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • James D.G. Dunn, The Living Word. Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Cindy Jacobs, The Reformation Manifesto: Your Part in God's Plan to Change the Nations Today. Reviewed by Tony Richie. Preview this book.
    • Michael F. Bird, Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message. Reviewed by James Purves. Preview this book.
    • Brad Harper and Paul Louis Metzger, Exploring Ecclesiology: An Evangelical and Ecumenical Introduction. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey. Preview.
    • Marvin Olasky, The Tragedy of American Compassion. Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton. Preview this title.
    • Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Preaching and Teaching from the Old Testament: A Guide for the Church. Reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler. Preview.
    • Review in Brief by Wolfgang Vondey: David H. Jensen, ed., /article.jsp;jsessionid=49754F63312756266E26EA0E9E53378D?article=/DJensen-LordGiverLife-WVondey.xmlThe Lord and Giver of Life: Perspectives on Constructive Pneumatology.
    • Jim Wallis, Rediscovering Values On Wall Street, Main Street, and Your Street: A Moral Compass for the New Economy. Reviewed by Stephen M. King. Preview the book.
    • Craig S. Keener, "He Still Heals" Charisma (August 2010). Reviewed by John P. Lathrop.
    • Jana Childers and Clayton J. Schmit, eds., Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life. Reviewed by Jonathan Downie. Preview.
    • Kenneth Berding, What Are Spiritual Gifts? Rethinking The Conventional View. Reviewed by Robert Huckleberry. Preview.
    • Michael R. Milco, Ethical Dilemmas in Church Leadership: Case Studies in Biblical Decision Making. Reviewed by Kirk Hunt. Preview.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 13, Number 4 Fall 2010
  • The Power of the Cross: "Models of Prayer for Healing and Related Phenomena" by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
        Do biblical models exist for praying expectantly that God will heal?
  • "Allegiance, Truth and Power: Three crucial dimensions for Christian living" by Charles H. Kraft
  • How should we lead the church?
        "Leadership in the Local Church: Developing Practical Value and Developing Theological Foundations" by Tony Richie
        What having good leadership means for a local church.
  • "Judging the Judges: Searching for Value in these Problematic Characters" by Lee Roy Martin
        Professor Lee Roy Martin looks at some of the most troubling biblical heroes.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Alister E. McGrath, A Fine-tuned Universe: The Quest for God in Science and Theology. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • J. Lee Grady, The Holy Spirit is Not For Sale. Reviewed by John P. Lathrop.
    • Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Charles A. Anderson, Michael J. Sleasman, eds., Everyday Theology: How to Read Cultural Texts and Interpret Trends. Reviewed by Michael Muoki Wambua.
    • John P. Lathrop, Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, and Teachers: Then and Now. Reviewed by Eddie L. Hyatt.
    • Other Significant Articles
      • Dale M. Coulter, "Pentecostals and Monasticism: A Common Spirituality?" AG Heritage 2010.
      • W. Rodman MacIlvaine III, "How Churches Become Missional" Bibliotheca Sacra 167 (April-June 2010).
      • Enrichment (Spring 2010). The theme of this issue is "Church and Law: Navigating the Legal Maze." Find articles on estate planning for pastors, finding legal counsel and several others including: Frank Sommerville, "Rendering to Caesar What is Caesar's: How Tax Laws Affect the Church" and an interview with Richard R. Hammar, Bradley Jacob and Michael Paulsen discussing the US First Amendment and religious liberty.
Volume 13, Number 3 Summer 2010
  • The Power of the Cross: "Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical View of Demons and God-Directed Weapons" by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
  •     Greig and Springer use the Bible to debunk objections regarding spiritual warfare.
  • "I Remember Oral Roberts" by H. Murray Hohns
  • "Cautious Co-belligerence? The Late Nineteenth-Century American Divine Healing Movement and the Promise of Medical Science" by Bernie A. Van De Walle
        In the days of Pasteur and Lister, was the Divine Healing movement out of touch with what American society believed about medicine?
        Read an excerpt from the July-August 2010 Pneuma Informer.
  • Introduction: How should we lead the church?
        For the next several issues, The Pneuma Review will be hearing from theologians and pastors from around the world as we seek to learn better how to lead the local church.
    "Interview with Paul" by Andrew D. Clarke
        New Testament scholar Andrew Clarke imagines what the Apostle Paul would say to us about how to lead the church.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 13, Number 2 Spring 2010
  • The Power of the Cross: "Spiritual Gifts: A Wonder-Working God Versus a Wonder-working Church?" by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
  •     This appendix asks who is doing the miracles.
  • "Paradigm for Pentecostal Preaching" by Steve D. Eutsler
        What are the marks of biblical and Spirit-filled preaching?
  • "Shepherds and Sheepdogs" by Charles Carrin
        A biblical analogy full of tested and practical wisdom.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Phyllis Tickle, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Blaine Allen, When People Throw Stones: A Leader's Guide to Fielding Personal Criticism. Reviewed by Kirk Hunt.
    • Jennifer Cisney, "Healing From the Pain of Sexual Assault" Enrichment (Spring 2009). Reviewed by Mara Lief Crabtree.
    • Matthew A. Elliott, Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotions in the New Testament. Reviewed by Woodrow E. Walton.
    • Keith Warrington, Healing and Suffering: Biblical and Pastoral Reflections. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • William Tabbernee, Prophets and Gravestones: An Imaginative History of Montanists and Other Early Christians. Reviewed by John C. Poirier.
    • Greg Heisler, Spirit-Led Preaching: the Holy Spirit's Role in Sermon Preparation and Delivery. Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath.
    • Dieter Ising, Johann Christoph Blumhardt, Life and Work: A New Biography. Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Heidi A. Campbell and Heather Looy, eds., A Science and Religion Primer. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Other Significant Articles
      • Sarah Pulliam Bailey, "'A Voice for Sanity': J. Lee Grady doesn't want your gold. The journalist wants a 'Holy Ghost housecleaning' of the charismatic movement" Christianity Today (Nov 2009).
      • Calvin L. Smith, "Pentecostal presence, power and politics in Latin America" Journal of Beliefs and Values 30: 3 (December 2009)
      • Roger E. Olson, "Theologian of the Spirit: Calvin was no charismatic, but he was closer to it than some Reformed people readily admit" Christianity Today (Sept 2009).
      • R. T. Kendall, "The Case for the Virgin Birth: Atheists scoff at the ideal. Liberal theologians deny it. But the miraculous birth of Jesus is one of the surest proofs of His divinity" Charisma (December 2009).
      • Krish Kandiah, "The Missionary Who Wouldn't Retire: Lesslie Newbigin launched a new career as age 66 by calling Western churches to act like they were in the mission field" Christianity Today (January 2010).
Volume 13, Number 1 Winter 2010
  • The Power of the Cross: "John 14:12: The Commission to All Believers to Do the Miraculous Works of Jesus" by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
  • The Power of the Cross: "Matthew 28:18-20: The Great Commission and Jesus' Commands to Preach and Heal" by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
        Does the Great Commission anticipate 'signs and wonders' to follow evangelism?
  • "Defending Charismatic Theology to Non-Charismatic Believers" by Stephen M. Vantassel
        How to make a humble, biblical case for the charismata and allow the Holy Spirit to do the convincing.
  • "Standing Between the Living and the Dead" by Charles Carrin
        The demonstration of the Spirit's power in the ministries of George Whitefield and D. L. Moody.
  • "The Primacy of Loving God: The Missing Ingredient in Discipleship" by Frank A. DeCenso, Jr.
        A reminder of what is most important in our daily relationship with our Heavenly Father.
  • "There Are Times When We Must Declare War" by H. Murray Hohns
        Pastor Mur's story of breakthrough.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • David A. Livermore, Cultural Intelligence: Improving your CQ to Engage our Multicultural World. Reviewed by Jonathan Downie.
    • Andrew J. Schmutzer, "A Theology of Sexual Abuse: A Reflection on Creation and Devastation" JETS 51:4 (Dec 2008). Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • Daniel J. Treier, Introducing Theological Interpretation of Scripture: Recovering a Christian Practice. Reviewed by John Poirier.
    • Timothy Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith. Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • E. Myron Noble, And They Yet Speak: Historical Survey of African American Pentecostal-Holiness Churches in the Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C., 1900-2006. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Simon Chan, Pentecostal Theology and the Christian Spiritual Tradition. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Estrelda Alexander and Amos Yong, eds., Philip's Daughters: Women in Pentecostal-Charismatic Leadership. Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker.
    • Michael Wilkinson, ed., Canadian Pentecostalism: Transition and Transformation. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Herbert W. Bateman IV, ed., Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. Reviewed by Steve D. Eutsler.
    • Harriet A. Harris, Fundamentalism and Evangelicals. Reviewed by John Poirier.
    • Ben Quash and Michael Ward, eds., Heresies and How to Avoid Them: Why it matters what Christians believe. Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III.
    • David B. Burrell, Deconstructing Theodicy: Why Job Has Nothing to Say to the Puzzle of Suffering. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • Jeffrey J. Niehaus, Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 12, Number 4 Fall 2009
  • The Power of the Cross: "Power Evangelism and the New Testament Evidence" Part 2 of 2 by Gary S. Greig and Kevin N. Springer
        What does the Bible say about "Signs and Wonders" and Evangelism?
  • "Forming the Life of the Congregation Through Music" by John Mortensen
        Practical insights about how congregational worship builds our churches.
  • "Pilgrimage Into Pentecost: The Pneumatological Legacy of Howard M. Ervin" by Daniel D. Isgrigg
        Pastor Isgrigg introduces us to Professor Ervin and how he helped shape the landscape of today's Pentecostal/charismatic movement. | Read a portion of this article in the September 2009 Pneuma Informer
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 12, Number 3 Summer 2009 Volume 12, Number 2 Spring 2009
  • The Power of the Cross: "Communicating and Ministering the Power of the Gospel Cross-culturally: The Power of God for Christians Who Ride Two Horses," by Charles and Marguerite Kraft
        There are consequences to a powerless Gospel, yet there is a way forward.
  • "Signs and Wonders in the Early Post-Apostolic Era" by Frank A. DeCenso, Jr.
        History teaches that the supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit did not cease with the first apostles—the early church demonstrated signs and wonders of God's work in the world.
  • "Pursuing Presence, Not Signs: Balancing Pentecostal Experience with Biblical Teaching" by Jessica Faye Carter
        How do we develop a new pattern for experiencing the Word and Spirit?
  • "What Kind of Spirit Are We Really Of?: A Pentecostal Approach to Interfaith Forgiveness and Interreligious Reconciliation" by Tony Richie
        Becoming agents of reconciliation that glorify Jesus, not compromise His Gospel.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Graham H. Twelftree, In the Name of Jesus: Exorcism among Early Christians. Reviewed by John Poirier.
    • Review in Brief: Amos Yong, Hospitality & the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor. Reviewed by Martin Mittelstadt. Read the full review.
    • Michael Bergunder, The South Indian Pentecostal Movement in the Twentieth Century. Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker.
    • Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J. P. Moreland, eds., To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Steven M. Studebaker, ed., Defining Issues in Pentecostalism: Classical and Emergent. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Kristina LaCelle-Peterson, Liberating Tradition: Women's Identity and Vocation in Christian Perspective. Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Maria Cimperman, When God's People Have HIV/AIDS: An Approach to Ethics. Reviewed by Michael Muoki Wambua.
    • Review in Brief: Alexander Jensen, Theological Hermeneutics. Reviewed by Fitzroy Willis. Read the full review.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 12, Number 1 Winter 2009
  • The Power of the Cross: "A Social Anthropologist's Analysis of Contemporary Healing," Part 2 of 2, by David C. Lewis
        How do doctors respond to claims of healing? Are there any lasting social effects when people experience divine healing?
  • "A Movement Actually on the Move: An Appreciative Response to 'An Evangelical Manifesto'" by Tony Richie
        A brief look at Evangelicalism and where Evangelicals, including Pentecostal/charismatics are headed.
  • "Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Parable of the Good Samaritan" by James D. Hernando
        The shocking parable of the Good Samaritan provides an example of how the church can be an agent of transformation.
  • Postmodernism, the Church and the Future
    • Suggestions from Readers
    • "Becoming All Things, Spoiling the Egyptians, and Occupying Culture till Christ's Comes: Reflections on the Recent Postmodernism Conversation" by Tony Richie
             Pastor Tony Richie wraps up our discussion on how the church should respond to postmodernism.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Ajith Fernando, The Call to Joy and Pain: Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry. Reviewed by Thomas Doyle and Rebecca Skaggs
    • Youngmo Cho, Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul: An Attempt to Reconcile these Concepts. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • Dan Cohn-Sherbok, The Politics of Apocalypse: The History and Influence of Christian Zionism. Reviewed by Calvin Smith.
    • Garnet Howard Milne, The Westminster Confession of Faith and the Cessation of Special Revelation: The Majority Puritan Viewpoint on Whether Extra-biblical Prophecy is Still Possible. Reviewed by John Poirier.
    • Eric Redmond, Where Are All the Brothers?: Straight Answers to Men's Questions about the Church. Reviewed by Kirk Hunt.
    • Dean Merrill, Damage Control: How to Stop Making Jesus Look Bad. Reviewed by Carolyn D. Baker.
    • Mark Driscoll, A Book You Will Actually Read On Church Leadership. Reviewed by Ron Messelink.
    • Paul Elbert, Pastoral Letter to Theo: An Introduction to Interpretation and Women's Ministries. Reviewed by Adrian Hinkle.
    • Donald R Sunukjian, Invitation To Biblical Preaching: Proclaiming Truth with Clarity and Relevance. Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath. | Preview this book online.
    • Randall J. Stephens, The Fire Spreads: Holiness and Pentecostalism in the American South. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Marty E. Stevens, Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and the Economic Life of Ancient Israel. Reviewed by John Poirier.
    • Daniel Harrell, "The 30-Day Leviticus Challenge: One church's experiment in living the most arcane book of the Bible" Christianity Today (August 2008). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 11, Number 4 Fall 2008
  • "Transforming: The Church as Agent of Change in the Story of Zacchaeus" by James D. Hernando
        The power of personal faith in Christ changing people and society around them.
        Read an excerpt from December 2008 Pneuma Informer.
  • Interview: "Pentecostals Needed: New NCC Director Partners with Pentecostals"
        A National Council of Churches Director states need for Pentecostal/charismatics and the urgency of the Gospel.
  • The Power of the Cross: "A Social Anthropologist's Analysis of Contemporary Healing," Part 1 of 2, by David C. Lewis
        How do doctors respond to claims of healing? Are there any lasting social effects when people experience divine healing?
  • "The Problem of Suffering: A Response from 1 Peter" by Rebecca Skaggs and Thomas Doyle
        A biblical and thoughtful look at the reality of suffering.
  • Postmodernism, the Church and the Future
    • Response from Winfield Bevins
    • Suggestions and Comments from Readers
    • Next Issue: Tony Richie will be wrapping up our discussion in the Winter 2009 issue with his article, "Becoming All Things, Spoiling the Egyptians, and Occupying Culture till Christ Comes: Reflections on the Recent Postmodernism Conversation."
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 11, Number 3 Summer 2008
  • Called to Suffering, Partakers of Joy: An Interview with Ajith Fernando
        Does the church need a doctrine of suffering?
  • "Proclaiming the Gospel with Miraculous Gifts in the Postbiblical Early Church" by Stanley Burgess
        Many stories in Christian history are filled with accounts of charismatic gifts, miracles, signs and wonders.
  • "'What Meaneth This?': A Question for 21st Century Pentecostalism" by Doug Beacham
        A timely challenge to give an answer for the hope within us.
  • Postmodernism, the Church and the Future
    • Response from Winfield Bevins
    • Suggested Reading
    • "A New Kind of Church for a New Kind of World" by Frank Viola
              Is it time for a new way to do church?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
Volume 11, Number 2 Spring 2008
  • "Coming Out of the Hangar: Confessions of an Evangelical Deist" By Kirk Bottomly
         Never seen a miracle? Still believe in them?
  • "Knowledge with Zeal: Biblical Examples of Using God-Anointed Intellect in His Service" By Dave Johnson
         Missionary Dave Johnson illustrates that passion for God and intellectual training were not mutually exclusive for people that God used to demonstrate his power and character.
  • Interview with J. P. Moreland
         J. P. Moreland wants to see the church become more effective by recovering the Christian mind, renovating the soul, restoring the Spirit's power.
  • "The Holy Spirit's Amazing Work of Art" by Charles Carrin
         A fresh reminder about how amazing the Bible is and how the Spirit speaks through it today.
  • Postmodernism, the Church and the Future
    • Suggested Reading
    • Answers to Questions, by Philip Graham Ryken
               Pastor Ryken answers questions from readers about how the church should respond to postmodernism.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Clive Calver, Descending Like a Dove: The Truth About the Holy Spirit Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III.
    • N. T. Wright, Evil and the Justice of God. Reviewed by Fitzroy Willis.
    • Christian T. Collins Winn, ed., From the Margins: A Celebration of the Theological Work of Donald W. Dayton. Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Mark A. Noll and Carolyn Nystrom, Is the Reformation Over?: An Evangelical Assessment of Contemporary Roman Catholicism. Reviewed by Jeffrey Anderson.
    • Keith Warrington, Discovering the Holy Spirit in the New Testament. Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath.
    • Gordon D. Fee, Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • J. P. Moreland, Kingdom Triangle: Recover the Christian Mind, Renovate the Soul, Restore the Spirit's Power. Reviewed by W. Simpson.
    • David Ravenhill, Surviving the Anointing: Learning to Effectively Experience and Walk In God's Power. Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Stephen Sizer, Christian Zionism: Road-map to Armageddon? Reviewed by Calvin L. Smith.
    • Other Significant Articles
Volume 11, Number 1 Winter 2008
  • "Power of the Cross: The Empowered Christian Life" by J. I. Packer.
        Christians need God's power in order to live the way he intended.
  • "Recent Cessationist Arguments: Has the Storm Center Moved?" by John C. Poirier
        Recent trends about those Christians who say the supernatural gifts of the Spirit have ceased, and what their arguments are today.
  • "Picture of Salvation: The Sacrifices of Leviticus," Part 2, by Kevin M. Williams
        Messianic teacher Kevin Williams explains how God laid a legal foundation for redemption in the book of Torah called Leviticus.
  • Postmodernism, the Church and the Future: How Should the Church Respond to Postmodernism?
        Suggested Reading
        "The Myth of Relativism: Christianity in a Postmodern World" by Craig A. Carter.
          Professor Carter unpacks what relativism is to give us a better understanding of what postmodernism really is.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Daniel Tomberlin, Encountering God at the Altar: The Sacraments in Pentecostal Worship. Reviewed by William Molenaar.
    • Kenneth J. Collins, The Evangelical Moment: The Promise of an American Religion. Reviewed by Jeffrey Anderson.
    • W. David Buschart, Exploring Protestant Traditions: An Invitation to Theological Hospitality. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Review in Brief: J. Budziszewski, et al., Evangelicals in the Public Square: Four Formative Voices on Political Thought and Action. Reviewed by Amos Yong. The full review is available in the In Depth Resources index.
    • W. C. Campbell-Jack and Gavin J. McGrath with C. Stephen Evans, eds., New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • S. T. Kimbrough, Jr., ed., Orthodox and Wesleyan Scriptural Understanding and Practice. Reviewed by Dony Donev.
    • Rex Humbard, The Soul-Winning Century, 1906-2006 : The Humbard Family Legacy … One Hundred Years of Ministry. Reviewed by Darrin J. Rodgers.
    • Rick Nanez, Full Gospel, Fractured Minds?: A Call to Use God's Gift of the Intellect. Reviewed by Dave Johnson. | Read an excerpt from Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? "Our Anti-Intellectual Heritage: The history and beliefs of the Pentecostal movement, often shared by evangelicals, hold the seeds of a bias against the life of the mind."
    • Rick Richardson, Experiencing Healing Prayer: How God Turns Our Hurts into Wholeness. Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III.
    • Sam Storms, Convergence: Spiritual Journeys Of A Charismatic Calvinist. Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Tony Lane, A Concise History of Christian Thought. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Tim Morris and Don Petcher, Science & Grace. Reviewed by Bradford McCall.
    • Mark Galli, interviewer, "Glocal Church Ministry: Bob Roberts has an idea that may change American congregations, if not the world" Christianity Today (July 2007). Reviewed by Julie C. Ma.
    • Other Signficant Articles, by the editors

Volume 10, Number 4 Fall 2007
  • "Power of the Cross: Power Ministry In The Epistles: A Reply to the Evangelical Cessationist Position" by Walter R. Bodine.
        Has the power given to followers of Jesus been withdrawn?
  • "Picture of Salvation: The Sacrifices of Leviticus" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 1 of 2.
        Messianic teacher Kevin Williams explains how God laid a legal foundation for redemption in the book of Torah called Leviticus.
  • A Conversation with John Paul Jackson. Interview by John Lathrop
        John Paul Jackson discusses prophetic ministry and its place in churches today.
  • How Should the Church Respond to Postmodernism?
        Suggested Reading
        "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" by Tony Richie.
          Pastor Tony Richie says that missionary and scholar Lesslie Newbigin has much to tell us about living in a world where many religions shape the surrounding society.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Don Garlington, In Defense of the New Perspective on Paul: Essays and Reviews (Wipf and Stock, 2005). Reviewed by Amos Yong. Professor Yong introduces us to the New Perspective on Paul, helping us see into the scholarly debate with his own insights as a pentecostal theologian.
    • R. Loren Sandford, Understanding Prophetic People: Blessings and Problems with the Prophetic Gift (Chosen Books, 2007). Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Gregory A. Boyd, The Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church (Zondervan, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Virginia Burrus, ed., Late Ancient Christianity, A People's History of Christianity, Vol. 2 (Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2005). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Graham Cooke, Prophecy & Responsibility: A Journey into Receiving Revelation and the Process of Godly Communication (Brilliant Book House, 2007). Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Dennis M. Cahill, The Shape of Preaching: Theory and Practice in Sermon Design (Baker, 2007). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • 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 (IVP Academic, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Kevin Charles Belmonte, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity (Zondervan, 2007). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Dennis M. Cahill, The Shape of Preaching: Theory and Practice in Sermon Design (Baker, 2007). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Alister E. McGrath, Christian Theology: An Introduction, third edition (Blackwell Publishing, 2001). Alister E. McGrath, The Christian Theology Reader, second edition (Blackwell Publishing, 2001). Reviewed by Jim Purves.
    • Glenn S. Sunshine, The Reformation for Armchair Theologians (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2005). Reviewed by Patricia Riley.
    • Robert E. Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Baker, 2006). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • N.T. Wright, Judas and the Gospel of Jesus: Have We Missed the Truth About Christianity? (Baker, 2006). Reviewed by Jim Purves.
    • James Beilby and Paul R. Eddy, eds., The Nature of the Atonement: Four Views (IVP Academic, 2006). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Periodical Review: Isaac Phiri and Joe Maxwell, "Gospel Riches: Africa's rapid embrace of prosperity Pentecostalism provokes concern--and hope" Christianity Today (July 2007), pages 22-29. Reviewed by Raul L. Mock. Related articles: "First Church of Prosperidad" Arlene Sanchez Walsh talks about similarities and differences between African-style prosperity gospel and immigrant Latino churches in the USA. | Paul Gifford, "Expecting Miracles: The prosperity gospel in Africa" The Christian Century (July 10, 2007).
    • Other Signficant Articles, by the editors

Volume 10, Number 3 Summer 2007
  • "Power of the Cross: Following Christ's Example: A Biblical View of Discipleship" by Don Williams.
        Jesus' pattern for making disciples can show us how to live and minister today.
  • Interview: Francis and Judith MacNutt
        Bill De Arteaga introduces readers to these charismatic leaders and David Kyle Foster lets the MacNutts speak for themselves about their life and ministry.
  • How Should the Church Respond to Postmodernism?
        Suggested Reading
        "From Babel to Pentecost: Proclamation, Translation, and the Risk of the Spirit" by B. Keith Putt. Can postmodernism tell us something about how the church is to function, how we tell the story of Jesus, and how the Spirit works in our lives?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Graham Cooke, Approaching The Heart Of Prophecy: A Journey Into Encouragement, Blessing And Prophetic Gifting (Punch Press, 2006). Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Daniel R. Jennings, The Supernatural Occurrences of John Wesley (SEAN Multimedia, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Crystal L. Downing, How Postmodernism Serves (My) Faith: Questioning Truth in Language, Philosophy and Art (InterVarsity Press, 2006). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Thomas G. Long, Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible (Fortress Press, 1989). Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath .
    • David Bebbington, The Dominance of Evangelicalism: The Age of Spurgeon and Moody (InterVarsity Press, 2005). Reviewed by Jeffrey Anderson.
    • Ronald E. Baxter, Charismatic Gift of Tongues (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 1981). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Sam Van Eman, On Earth as It Is In Advertising: Moving From Commercial Hype to Gospel Hope (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2005). Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III.
    • Periodical Review: Philip Jenkins, "Companions of Life: A Supple Faith" Christian Vision Project, Books & Culture 13:2 (March/April 2007). Reviewed by Tony Richie .
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 10, Number 2 Spring 2007
  • "Power of the Cross: The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel" by Gary S. Greig, Part 2 of 2.
        How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.
        Read an excerpt from April 2007 Pneuma Informer.
  • Correctly Handling The Word of Truth
        An Interview with Craig Keener about the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
  • How Should the Church Respond to Postmodernism?
        Suggested Reading
        "Retro Faith: A Christian Response to Postmodernism" By Winfield Bevins. Looking back to look to the church of the future.
        Reader Comment
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Jim Purves, The Triune God and the Charismatic Movement: A Critical Appraisal of Trinitarian Theology and Charismatic Experience from a Scottish Perspective, Paternoster Theological Monographs (Cumbria, UK: Paternoster, 2004). Reviewed by Matthew K. Thompson.
    • R. Loren Sandford, Purifying the Prophetic: Breaking Free from the Spirit of Self-Fulfillment (Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2005). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Thomas C. Oden, Turning around the Mainline: How Renewal Movements are Changing the Church (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2006). Reviewed by Gary Loy.
    • David J. Hesselgrave, Paradigms in Conflict: 10 Key Questions in Christian Missions Today (Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2005). Reviewed by Reviewed by James A. Borland.
    • Roc Bottomly, The Promised Power: Experiencing The Union Of Word and Spirit (Colorado Springs: NavPress, 2005). Reviewed by Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Ruth A. Tucker, God Talk: Cautions for those Who Hear God's Voice (Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity Press, 2005). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Ernest B. Gentile, Your Sons & Daughters Shall Prophesy: Prophetic Gifts in Ministry Today (Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1999). Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos, Making Wise the Simple: The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005). Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker.
    • Veli-Matti Karkkainen, An Introduction to Theology of Religions: Biblical, Historical, & Contemporary Perspectives (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2003). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Festus Akinnifesi, Divine Healing: A Biblical Solution to Sound Health (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2005). Reviewed by Roscoe Barnes III.
    • Otis L. Fisher, The Role of the Spirit in the World and Life: How God is Immanent in His Creation (Longwood, FL: Xulon Press, 2004). Reviewed by David Trementozzi.
    • Alister E. McGrath, The Science of God: An Introduction to Scientific Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Periodical Review: Joe Maxwell, "Martyred for the Message: We've forgotten how much blood was spilled so that we could read God's Word" Charisma (Sept 2006), pages 38-40, 42-47. Reviewed by Kirk Hunt.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Jack Hayford, "Waltzing With the World?" Ministry Today (July/Aug 2006), page 50.
      • "What's Next" Christianity Today (October 2006), pages 72-76, 78, 80, 82.
      • Nate Kilgore, "An Unlikely Alliance: How an 'average church' overcame the fear of partnering with 'big government.'" Ministry Today (Sept/Oct 2006), pages 72-76, 78, 80, 82.
      • Chris Armstrong, "Embrace Your Inner Pentecostal" Christianity Today (Sep 2006).
      • Matt Conner, "The Teaching Pool: In the age of do-it-yourself study, a group of maverick preachers is reinventing the task of sermon preparation" Ministry Today (July/Aug 2006), pages 36-38
      • Jon Rising, "School's In: How open-source education may change the way you hit the books" Ministry Today (Nov/Dec 2006), pages 21-23. Find links to these resources by looking for "Seminary for Free?" on www.ministrytodaymag.com/tools.

Volume 10, Number 1 Winter 2007
  • "Power of the Cross: The Purpose of Signs and Wonders in the New Testament: What Terms for Miraculous Power Denote and Their Relationship to the Gospel" by Gary S. Greig, Part 1 of 2.
        How the New Testament describes the supernatural can tell us a great deal about how we should see the miraculous.
  • How Should the Church Respond to Postmodernism?
        Editor's Introduction to the discussion "Postmodernism, the Church and the Future"
        "Emerge or Submerge" by Dave Livermore. Is "cultural relevance" an effective and theologically sound wineskin for the emergent church or is it moving Christianity toward oblivion?
  • "Personal Prophecy: How Much Can We Trust It?" by Eddie L. Hyatt
        What is the place of personal prophecy in the local church and our lives?
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Bill Jackson, The Quest for the Radical Middle: A History of the Vineyard (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 1999). Reviewed by Malcolm R. Brubaker.
    • Austin B. Tucker, A Primer for Pastors (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2004). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Stanley J. Grenz, Rediscovering the Triune God: The Trinity in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2004). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Review in Brief: Christopher Partridge, General Editor, Introduction to World Religions (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie. The full review is available at PneumaReview.com.
    • Robert Heidler, Experiencing The Spirit (Ventura, CA: Renew/Gospel Light, 1998). Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Matthew Hyam, I Still Have More Questions than Answers: An Accidental Journey through Discipleship, Life and Leadership (Cape Town, South Africa: Vineyard International Publishing, 2004). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Amos Yong, The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Bill T. Arnold & H.G.M. Williamson, eds., Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (Downers Grove, IL & Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2005). Reviewed by Mike Rogers.
    • Martin Erdmann, The Millennial Controversy in the Early Church (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2005). Reviewed by Matthew K. Thompson.
    • Periodical Review: Jeremy Weber, "The Whole Word for the Whole World" Christianity Today (Sept. 2006). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams. At the time of publication, the full article by Weber was available online on Christianity Today's website, here.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • John Mortensen, "How Then Shall We Write? A Guide to Composing Better Music for Worship" Cutting Edge (Spring, 2006).
      • "Experiencing Life at the Margins: An African bishop tells North American Christians the most helpful gospel-thing they can do" Christianity Today (July 2006), pages 32-35.
      • Fran Patt, "What DNA Are We (Really) Reproducing?" Mission Frontiers (July/August 2006), pages 8-10.
      • Earl Creps, "The Azusa Effect: One hundred years after Azusa, the global church looks and sounds more Pentecostal than ever—but how much longer will this label work to describe a new generation of Spirit-filled believers?" Ministry Today (May/June 2006), pages 68-70, 72, 74.

Volume 9, Number 4 Fall 2006
  • "Power of the Cross: Old Testament Foundations: A Biblical View of the Relationship of Sin and the Fruits of Sin: Sickness, Demonization, Death, Natural Calamity" by Peter H. Davids
        Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures and Hebrew culture is crucial to understanding how Jesus and the early church viewed sin, the demonic, and the fallen world they lived in.
  • "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 22: Matthew 27:27-28:20.
        The final chapter in this unique commentary on the Gospel to the Hebrews. Messianic teacher Kevin Williams discusses the Roman execution of Messiah, the forsakenness of the sacrifice, changing the Sabbath, the Great Commission and other insights in this closing chapter.
  • "Wolves or Tares?" by William De Arteaga.
        In this review essay, Pastor William De Arteaga responds to Episcopal Bishop Edward Little's article "Living with Tares; Why I stay in a Church that has seriously strayed from biblical teaching" that appeared in the March 2006 issue of Christianity Today.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • James R Nieman and Thomas G Rogers, Preaching to Every Pew: Cross-Cultural Strategies (Fortress Press, 2001). Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath.
    • Michael Card, A Fragile Stone: The Emotional Life of Simon Peter (InterVarsity Press, 2003), 200 pages. Reviewed by Patricia Riley.
    • Allan Anderson, An Introduction to Pentecostalism: Global Charismatic Christianity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). Reviewed by Dave Johnson.
    • Frank D. Macchia, Baptized in the Spirit: A Global Pentecostal Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006), 296 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Cecil M. Robeck, Jr., The Azusa Street Mission And Revival: The Birth Of The Global Pentecostal Movement (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006), 342 pages. Reviewed by John Lathrop.
    • Stanley N. Gundry and James Stamoolis, eds., Three Views on Eastern Orthodoxy and Evangelicalism, Counterpoints (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 294 pages. Reviewed by Matthew Thompson.
    • St. Symeon the New Theologian, On the Mystical Life: The Ethical Discourses in 3 volumes; Vol. 1: The Church and the Last Things (Crestwood: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1995); Vol. 2: On Virtue and Christian Life (Crestwood: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1996); Vol. 3: Life, Times and Theology (Crestwood: St. Vladimir's Seminary Press, 1997). Reviewed by Dony K. Donev.
    • Hans Boersma, Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 288 pages. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Stanford E. Linzey, Jr., The Holy Spirit in the Third Millennium: Handbook on the Holy Spirit: A Guide to the Spirit within (Xulon Press, 2003). Reviewed by John R. Miller.
    • Periodical Review: Anthony Esolen, "Over Our Dead Bodies," Touchstone (June 2006, Vol 19, No. 5). Reviewed by Kirk Wesley Hunt. At the time of printing, this article was available online here.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Gary B. McGee, "Taking the Logic 'A Little Further': Late Nineteenth-Century References to the Gift of Tongues in Mission-related Literature and their Influence on Early Pentecostalism" Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies 9:1 (2006), pages 99-125. Original article available online.
      • Anthea Butler, "Pentecostal Traditions We Should Pass On: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 27:2 (Fall 2005).
      • More on Azusa Centennial: numerous articles from Enrichment and Charisma mentioned.

Volume 9, Number 3 Summer 2006
  • "Power of the Cross: Old Testament Foundations: Signs, Wonders and the People" by Jeffrey Niehaus
        Professor Niehaus says that the Old Testament anticipated the day when all of God's people would be prophetic.
  • "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 21: Matthew 26:31-27:36.
        An examination of Messiah's night-time trial before the Sanhedrin, pointing to the fulfillment of Messianic prophecy and the travesty of justice that took place.
  • "Desire Prophecy" by John Lathrop.
        Pastor Lathrop reminds us that we should pursue the gifts of the Spirit—especially that we might prophesy—in order to build up the church.
  • "Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing, and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal" Part 2 of 2, by William L. De Arteaga
        Discover Agnes Sanford's important influence on the charismatic movement in this article by historian William De Arteaga.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Craig L. Blomberg, Making Sense of the New Testament: Three Crucial Questions (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 189 pages. Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Ricky Roberts, The Gift of Tongues Examined (Lake Mary, FL: Creation House, 2003), 132 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Arturo G. Azurdia III, Spirit Empowered Preaching: Involving the Holy Spirit in your Ministry (Great Britain: Christian Focus Publications, 1998), 192 pages. Reviewed by Aldwin Ragoonath.
    • Voyle Glover, Protecting Your Church Against Sexual Predators (Kregel, 2005), 133 pages. Reviewed by Kirk Wesley Hunt.
    • Garrett J. DeWeese and J.P. Moreland, Philosophy Made Slightly Less Difficult: A Beginner's Guide to Life's Big Questions (InterVarsity Press, 2005), 170 pages. Reviewed by W. Simpson.
    • Ergun Mehmet Caner and Emir Fethi Caner, Christian Jihad (Kregel, 2004), 240 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Periodical Review: Tony Jones, "Inhabiting the Biblical Narrative: How I Learned to Stop Doing Bible Studies and Start Loving the Bible Again" Youthworker (May/Jun 2004). Reviewed by John Datema.
    • Periodical Review: Grant McClung, "Pentecostals: The Sequel" Christianity Today (April 2006), pages 30-36. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns. Original article available online.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Rob Moll, "Missions Incredible: South Korea sends more missionaries than any country but the U.S. And it won't be long before it's number one" Christianity Today (March 2006), pages 28-34. Original article available online.
      • Dale M. Coulter, "Pentecostal Visions of the End: Eschatology, Ecclesiology and the Fascination of the Left Behind Series" Journal of Pentecostal Theology 14:1 (October 2005), pages 81-98. Original article available online.
      • Stephen Hunt, "The Alpha Program: Charismatic Evangelism for the Contemporary Age" PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 27:1 (Spring 2005), pages 65-82.
      • Greg Ogden, "Breaking Free from Caregiver to Equipper" Enrichment (Winter 2006), pages 34-40. Original article available online.

Volume 9, Number 2 Spring 2006
  • "Power of the Cross: Introduction" by Gary S. Greig & Kevin N. Springer
        Are healing and the spiritual gifts used by Jesus and the early Church meant for the Church today?
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word: The Reader's Social Context" by Craig S. Keener
        Where you live can impact how you read the Bible. In the final chapter of this course on Biblical interpretation, Professor Keener shows how our own culture becomes a context no reader can ignore.
  • Article in Brief: "Precedents and Possibilities: Pentecostal Perspectives on World Religions" by Tony Richie
        An introduction to a Pentecostal theology of religions. Read the full article: PneumaReview.com/precedents-and-possibilities-pentecostal-perspectives-on-world-religions
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: Reader Comments
        Readers give their opinions of Robert Graves' review of Rick Walston's book The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit.
  • "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 20: Matthew 26:1-30.
        Messiah celebrates his final Passover on earth, teaching us much about His own identity as the Paschal Lamb.
  • "Agnes Sanford: Apostle of Healing, and First Theologian of the Charismatic Renewal" Part 1 of 2, by William L. De Arteaga
        Discover Agnes Sanford's important influence on the charismatic movement in this article by historian William De Arteaga.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Philip Duce and Daniel Strange, eds., Keeping You Balance (InterVarsity Press, 2001), 238 pages. Reviewed by W. Simpson. Read the extended essay review of which the printed review served as an introduction.
    • Review in Brief: James K.A. Smith, Introducing Radical Orthodoxy: Mapping a Post-secular Theology (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Academic, 2004), 291 pages. Reviewed by Peter Althouse. The full review is available in the In Depth Resources index.
    • Francis MacNutt, The Nearly Perfect Crime: How the Church Almost Killed the Ministry of Healing (Chosen, 2005), 256 pages. Reviewed by Jeff Doles.
    • Mark A. Noll, The Rise of Evangelicalism: The age of the Edwards, Whitefield, and the Wesleys, A History of Evangelicalism, People, Movements and Ideas in the English-Speaking World I (Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2003). Reviewed by John R. Belcher.
    • Bill Hull, "It's Just Not Working" Leadership (Summer 2005), pages 26-28. Reviewed by John Datema.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Eric Wilbanks, "The Portable Preacher: A guide to joining the podcasting revolution ... without getting lost in the crowd." Ministries Today (Jan./Feb. 2006), pages 75-76.
      • "The Apprentices" Leadership (Summer 2005), pages 20-25.

Volume 9, Number 1 Winter 2006
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Context of Genre: Revelation by Craig S. Keener
        Context of Genre concludes with the book of Revelation. What can we learn from this book that so many Christians have disagreed about?
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy
        "A Narrative-Critical Response" by Robert Graves. Part 1 of 2. Classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.
  • "Praying for Mission" by Robert L. Gallagher
        Why did Luke emphasize prayer as he did?
  • "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 19: Matthew 24-25
        Messiah tells us much about Himself by what He does and does not say in this discourse from the Mount of Olives.
  • "John Alexander Dowie" by Derek Vreeland
        An introduction to a teacher of divine healing that influenced the early Pentecostals.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Carl Raschke, The Next Reformation: Why Evangelicals Must Embrace Postmodernity (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004), 235 pages. Reviewed by Robert Cooke.
    • David Aikman, Jesus in Beijing: How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power (Washington, DC: Regenery, 2003), 344 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Veli-Matti Karkkainen, Christology: A Global Introduction. An Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004) 300 pages. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Martin Goodman, Jeremy Cohen, and David Sorkin, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Jewish Studies, new edition (Oxford University Press, 2005), 1056 pages. Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Harold Netland, Encountering Religious Pluralism: The Challenge to Christian Faith & Mission (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2001), 368 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Julia C Loren, "Healers of the Wounded Soul" Charisma (Sept. 2005), pages 55-62. Reviewed by William L. De Arteaga.
    • James M. Hamilton, Jr., "God With Men in the Torah" The Westminster Theological Journal 65:1 (Spring 2003), pages 113-133. Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Philip Yancey, "A Quirky & Vibrant Mosaic" Christianity Today (June 2005), pages 36-39.
      • Jon Mark Ruthven, "Are Pentecostal Seminaries a Good Idea?" PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 26:2 (Fall 2004), pages 339-345.
      • Tim Stafford, "The Pentecostal Gold Standard: After 50 years in ministry, Jack Hayford continues to confound stereotypes-all to the good." Christianity Today (July 2005).

Volume 8, Number 4 Fall 2005
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Context of Genre Continued. By Craig S. Keener
        Context of Genre continues with a study of the type of inspired literature found in the teachings of Jesus, the gospels, letters to churches and individuals, and prophetic passages.
  • "Spiritual Ecstasy: Israeli Spirituality in the Days of Jesus the Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams.
        Were Pharisees opposed to anything supernatural? Historical accounts of First Century Jewish mysticism might surprise you.
  • Guest Editorial: "The Colossian Heresy Revisited: Has the Prophetic Stream Lost Its Focus?'" by Eddie L. Hyatt.
        In this gues editorial, Eddie Hyatt points us to Jesus as the antidote to wayward spirituality.
  • The Speaking in Tongues Controversy
        Introduction to the Discussion: Join us for a dicussion of Rick Walston's book The Speaking in Tongues Controversy: The Initial, Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit
        "A Narrative-Critical Response" by Robert Graves. Part 1 of 2. Differing with Walston, classical Pentecostal Robert Graves writes that the doctrine of initial evidence and the subsequence of the baptism in the Holy Spirit are taught by scripture.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Veli-Matti Karkkainen, The Doctrine of God: A Global Introduction. A Biblical, Historical, and Contemporary Survey, (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Cornelius Plantinga, Jr., Engaging God's World: A Christian Vision of Faith, Learning, and Living (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Meir Ben-Dov, Historical Atlas of Jerusalem (Continuum, 2002). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Andrew Perriman, Faith, Health and Prosperity (UK: Paternoster, 2003 / USA: Gabriel Resources, 2004). Reviewed by W. Simpson.
    • Amos Yong, Discerning the Spirit(s): A Pentecostal-Charismatic Contribution to the Christian Theology of Religions Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 20 (Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000). Reviewed by Tony Richie.
    • Ivor J. Davidson, The Birth of the Church: From Jesus to Constantine, A.D. 30-312. The Baker History of the Church, Vol. 1 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • David Murrow, "Mild At Heart: The disturbing exodus of men from the church, and how you can change it." Ministries Today (May/June 2005), pages 40-44, 46. Reviewed by Kirk Wesley Hunt.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • William L. De Arteaga, "Glenn Clark's Camps Furthest Out: the Schoolhouse of the Charismatic Renewal" PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies 25:2 (Fall 2003), pages 265-288.
      • S. David Moore, "William J. Seymour: The unlikely catalyst of the Azusa Street revival can still teach us what it means to be authentically Spirit-filled." Ministries Today (May/June 2005), page 48.
      • "World Christianity: Western Culture, Missions and the (Real) Future of the Church" Cutting Edge 9:1 (Spring 2005), pages 2-5. Interview with Philip Jenkins.
      • Stanley J. Grenz, "What Does It Really Mean to Be Postmodern?" Enrichment (Summer, 2005), pages 112-114.

Volume 8, Number 3 Summer 2005
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Context of Genre Continued. By Craig S. Keener
        Professor Keener continues with a study of laws in the Bible, Biblical prayer and songs, proverbs, and romance literature.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 18: Matthew 22:41-23:39.
        In this installment of this unique commentary on the Gospel to the Hebrews, Yeshua asks His examiners a question, "What do you think about Christ, whose son is He?"
  • "Wesley and the Pentecostals" by Winfield Bevins
        Discover the heritage of John Wesley that runs deep in Holiness and Pentecostal movements.
  • "Fruitful Repentance" by Daniel A. Brown
        Lose your folklore and gain biblical insight about this misunderstood gift from God.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Ajith Fernando, Sharing the Truth in Love: How to relate to people of other faiths, (Grand Rapids: Discovery House Publishers, 2001). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Howard M. Ervin, Healing: Sign of the Kingdom (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2002). Reviewed by Mathew Thompson.
    • Michael L. Satlow, Jewish Marriage in Antiquity (Princeton University Press, 2001). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Ian Stackhouse, The Gospel-Driven Church: Retrieving Classical Ministry for Contemporary Revivalism (Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster, 2004). Reviewed by James Purves.
    • Review in Brief: David Martin, Pentecostalism: The World Their Parish (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Ltd., 2002). Reviewed by Peter Althouse. Read the entire review at PneumaReview.com.
    • Harry R. Jackson, Jr., The Warrior's Heart (Grand Rapids: Chosen, 2004). Reviewed by Kirk Wesley Hunt.
    • C. Peter Wagner and Joseph Thompson, eds., Out of Africa (Ventura, CA: Regal, 2004). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Tim Keel, "Naked in the Pulpit: How my preaching became an act of intimacy." Leadership Journal (Winter 2005). Reviewed by John Datema.
    • Other Signficant Articles & Media

Volume 8, Number 2 Spring 2005
  • "John the Baptist and the Prophetic Spirit of Pentecost" by James Hernando
        In this article, Professor James Hernando is sure to challenge you with the urgency and mandate of prophetic preaching.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Context of Genre: Narrative. By Craig S. Keener
        What can we really learn from the narratives in the Bible? Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 17: Matthew 22:1-40.
        Messiah's identity and leadership are revealed in His parables about the coming kingdom of God in His confrontations with contemporary leaders.
  • Guest Editorial: "Differences Make Us Mo' Betta'" by Richard Twiss.
        Coming away from a reading from Whose Religion is Christianity? by Lamin Sanneh, First Nations leader Richard Twiss gives us a challenge about unity in the Body of Christ.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Michael L. Brown, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus, Vols. 1-3 (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000 and 2003). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • George Barna and Mark Hatch, Boiling Point (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Andrew D. Clarke, Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000). Reviewed by James Purves.
    • Mark L. Cartledge, Practical Theology: Charismatic and Empirical Perspectives (Carlisle, Cumbria, UK: Paternoster Press, 2003). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Norma Cook Everist, The Difficult but Indispensable Church (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002). Reviewed by Kirk Wesley Hunt.
    • Max Turner, The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts in the New Testament Church and Today (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1998), revised edition. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Timothy Yates, The Expansion of Christianity (InterVarsity Press, 2004). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Stanley J. Grenz, "We Dare Not Fall: Dealing With the Peril of Clergy Sexual Misconduct" Enrichment (Fall 2004), pages 38-47, 51. Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Vinson Synan, "2000 Years of Prophetic Ministry: Read the Stories Behind the Gift" Ministries Today (Sept/Oct, 2004), pages 24-28. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • Ernest B. Gentile, "You Can Have a Personal Pentecost: The baptism in the Holy Spirit is nothing to fear. It's God's gift for all Christians" Charisma (October 2004), pages 76-78.
      • Don Scribner, "A Model for Determining the Most Needy Unreached or Least-Reached Peoples" Mission Frontiers (July 2004), pages 6-13.
      • Paul L. King, "A Historical Survey of Belief and Practice regarding Deliverance of Demonized Christians" Refleks 3-1 (2004).

Volume 8, Number 1 Winter 2005
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Bible Background, Part 2 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener. Part 2 of this chapter on Bible background includes more examples of using cultural background.
  • "The Johannine Anointing: Focusing on Truth" by Robert W. Graves
        When the Gospel writer John used the word anointing, did he mean something different from how other New Testament writers used the term?
  • Review Essay: "The Healing Promise—A Charismatic Response" by Graham Old.
        A British pastor responds to the book by Richard Mayhue that is critical of contemporary healing ministry.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 16: Matthew 21:1-46.
        Kevin Williams gives us First Century eyes to look at the triumphal entry and the examination of the sacraficial Lamb. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Speaking in Tongues: The New Testament Evidence in Context. Gerald Hovenden. Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, England, 2002). Reviewed by Robert Cooke.
    • Review in Brief: Speech and Theology: Language and the Logic of the Incarnation. Radical Orthodoxy Series. James K. A. Smith. Routledge (London and New York, 2002). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey. Read the entire review on the PneumaReview.com.
    • Darwin's Proof: The Triumph of Religion over Science. Cornelius G. Hunter. Brazos Press (Grand Rapids, 2003). Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • The Life and Ministry of William J. Seymour. Larry Martin. Christian Life Books (Joplin, MO, 1999). Reviewed by Paul L. King.
    • Community Formation in the Early Church and in the Church Today. Richard N. Longnecker, ed. Hendrickson Publishers (Peabody, MA, 2002). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Gift & Giver: The Holy Spirit for Today Craig S. Keener. Baker Academic (Grand Rapids, 2001). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • "Fighting the Future." Earl Creps. Ministries Today (Jul/Aug, 2004), pages 50-54. Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "Incarnating Jesus Christ includes the Supernatural" Jim Montgomery. Dawn Report 54 (June 2004), pages 1-2.
      • "When Healing Doesn't Come: People who live with chronic illness or physical challenges need compassion, not condemnation." James R. Hall. Charisma (July 2004), pages 56-57.

Volume 7, Number 4 Fall 2004
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Epilogue" by J. Rodman Williams
        Conclusion, with Bibliography, to Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century.
  • "Across the Lines: Charles Parham's Contribution to the Inter-Racial Character of Early Pentecostalism" by Eddie L. Hyatt, with comments by Pauline Parham.
        Historian Eddie Hyatt shares with us the fruit of his research into the alleged racism that has been attributed to Pentecostal pioneer Charles Parham. Was Parham a racist, or should he actually be given credit for encouraging a "colorblind" revival of Christianity? Was the rift between Parham and William Seymour ever mended?
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Bible Background, Part 1 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes: Conclusion to the discussion about God's control and man's freedom.
        Comments and Responses to Readers
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 15: Matthew 18:21-20:34.
        Forgiveness. Fidelity. Laying on of hands. Kevin Williams puts these and other teachings of Jesus in their context, pulling back the veil of history and culture that is now far removed from us. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Jesus and Cesaer: Christians in the Public Square. Brian C. Stiller. Castle Quay Books (Oakville, Ontario, 2003). Reviewed by Peter Althouse.
    • Humility. C. Peter Wagner. Regal Books (2002). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • The Spiritual Society: What Lurks Beyond Postmodernism. Fredric W. Baue. Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL, 2001). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life. Armand M. Nicholi, Jr. Free Press (New York, 2002). Reviewed by Steve Brooks.
    • Online Review: The Next American Spirituality. George Gallup. Cook Communications (2000). Reviewed by Dave Redden. Read the entire review on the Guest Articles index.
    • Jesus and the Victory of God: Christian Origins and the Question of God Volume 2. N. T. Wright. Fortress Press (Minneapolis, 1996). Reviewed by Joel McClure.
    • "Emerging Values: The next generation is redifining spiritual formation, community, and mission." Brian D. McLaren. Leadership (Summer, 2003), pages 34-39. Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "We Must Pass the Baton." Matthew Kutz and Jason King. Charisma (June 2004), pages 84-86. Full article was available here.
      • "Why the 'Lost Gospels' Lost Out: Recent gadfly theories about church council conspiracies that manipulated the New Testament into existence are bad—really bad—history" Ben Witherington. Christianity Today(June 2004), pages 26-40. Full article was available here.
      • "Exploring the Land of the Apostles: Because Turkey is the backdrop for so much of the New Testament, traveling there opens a world of biblical understanding." Irving Hexam and Charles Nienkirchen. Charisma (Mar 2004), pages 86-87, 89-91.
      • "Holiness Fire-Starter" Charles Edward White. Christian History & Bibliography 82 (Spring 2004), pages 16-17, 19-21.

Volume 7, Number 3 Summer 2004
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects" Part 2 of 2 by J. Rodman Williams
        The eighth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century.
  • Empowered to Serve
        An interview with author and educator French L. Arrington.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" More Principles of Context. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        This issue begins the closing statements from the panelists on the discussion about God's control and man's freedom.
        Editor's Notes
        Closing Statement: Open View by Kenneth J. Archer
        Closing Statement: Charismatic Calvinism by Graham Old
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 14: Matthew 17:24-18:16.
        Does Messiah pay taxes? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Encountering the Holy Spirit: Paths of Christian Growth and Service. French L. Arrington. Pathway Press (Cleveland, TN, 2003). Reviewed by Mike Knowles.
    • Thinking in the Spirit: Theologies of the Early Pentecostal Movement. Douglas Jacobsen. Indiana University Press (Bloomington and Indianapolis, 2003). Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • Review in Brief: Power and the Church: Ecclesiology in an Age of Transition. Martyn Percy. Cassell (London and Herndon, VA, 2003). Reviewed by Amos Yong. Read the entire review on the In Depth Resources index.
    • Portraits of a Generation: Early Pentecostal Leaders. James R. Goff Jr. and Grant Wacker, eds. University of Arkansas Press (Fayetteville, AR, 2002). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • "The Christian and Missionary Alliance: Higher Life Movement of Missions, Holiness, and Healing" Paul L. King. Refleks: med karismatisk kristendom i fokus 2-1 (2003), pages 21-30. Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • "Pastors Who Lead the Way" Rick Warren. Enrichment 9:1 (Winter 2004). Reviewed by Carl Halquist.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "No More 'Geek Speak': New programs get past the jargon and make it easy to create, update, and manage your church's website." Jennifer Schuchmann. Your Church (Jan/Feb 2004), pages 66-70.
      • "He is Faithful That Promised" John Arnott. Spread the Fire 2004:1, pages 5-7.
      • "Itching Ears?" R. T. Kendall. Ministries Today (Mar/Apr 2004), pages 20-22.
        "Word + Spirit = Power" R. T. Kendall. Ministries Today (Mar/Apr 2004), pages 24-26
      • "Opeing Closed Minds: When you address controversial issues today, you can irritate or influence, but not both" Adam Hamilton. Leadership (Spring 2004), pages 37-41.

Volume 7, Number 2 Spring 2004
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Effects" Part 1 of 2 by J. Rodman Williams
        The eighth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of our time.
  • Prophecy in the Church Today
        An interview with pastor and author Michael Sullivant about the gift of prophecy.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Whole Book Context. Part 2 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
        Read an excerpt from the May 2004 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        The discussion about God's control and man's freedom continues with the Arminian panelist responding to the other represented views.
        Editor's Notes
        Recent Articles about How Much Does God Control?
        Recent Books about How Much Does God Control?
        Arminian Response to Open View by James Railey
        Arminian Response to Charismatic Calvinism by James Railey
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 13: Matthew 17:10-21.
        What does the coming of Elijah and the casting out of demons have to doe with showing Jesus as Messiah? Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams and find out. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Editorial: "Read Any Good Books Lately?"
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • The Word-Faith Controversy: Understanding the health and wealth gospel. Robert M. Bowman, Jr. Baker (Grand Rapids, 2001). Reviewed by Paul L. King.
    • Review in Brief: Amos Yong, Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions (Baker Academic, 2003). Reviewed by Matthew Thompson.
    • The Resurrection of Jesus: A Jewish Perspective. Pinchas Lapide. Wipf and Stock Publishers (Eugene, OR, 2002). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • Review in Brief: Developing Your Prophetic Gifting. Graham Cooke. Chosen Books (Grand Rapids, 2003). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Double Review: A New Kind of Christian. A tale of two friends on a spiritual journey. Brian D. McLaren. Jossey-Bass (San Francisco, 2001). The Story We Find Ourselves In. Further Adventures of A New Kind of Christian. Brian D. McLaren. Jossey-Bass (San Francisco, 2003). Reviewed by Mike Dies.
    • Jack W. Hayford, "Practicing What We Preach" Ministries Today (November/December 2003). Reviewed by Mike Dies.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "The New Old-Time Religion" Jay Tolson. U.S. News & World Report (Dec. 8, 2003), pages 36-38, 41-44.
      • Enrichment (Fall 2003)
      • "Faith and Healing: Can religion improve health? While the debate rages in journals and med schools, more Americans ask for doctor's prayers." Claudia Kalb. Newsweek (Nov. 10, 2003), pages 44-50, 53-54, 56.

Volume 7, Number 1 Winter 2004
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Context" by J. Rodman Williams
        The seventh chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century.
        Read an excerpt from the February 2004 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word: Whole Book Context." Part 1 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
        Full article available in Bulgarian: Whole Book Context, 1 of 2.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        The discussion about God's control and man's freedom continues with two panelists responding to the Arminian view.
        Editor's Notes
        Charismatic Calvinism Response to the Arminian View. Graham Old.
        Open View Response to the Arminian View. Kenneth J. Archer.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 12: Matthew 16:21-17:9.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin M. Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Worship Leader Series: "Humility, the Key to Serving in Worship" by Terry Butler.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • The Word of God in English: Criteria for Excellence in Bible Translation. Leland Ryken. Crossway Books (Wheaton, IL, 2002). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Biographical Dictionary of Evangelicals Timothy Larsen, ed. InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL, 2003). Reviewed by Raul L. Mock.
    • Andrew & Emma Murray: An intimate portrait of their marriage and ministry. Leona Choy. Golden Morning Publishing (Winchester, Virginia, 2002). Reviewed by James Purves.
    • Dictionary of the Old Testament Pentateuch, A Compendium of Contemporary Biblical Scholarship. T. Desmond Alexander and David W. Baker, eds. InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL, 2003). Reviewed by Mike Rogers.
    • Purpose Directed Theology: Getting Our Priorities Right in Evangelical Controversies. Darrell L. Bock. InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL, 2002). Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Review in Brief: An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives. Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. InterVarsity Press (Downers Grove, IL, 2002). Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • "Punching Prejudice" Adrienne S. Gaines. Ministries Today (July/August 2003), pages 30-34. Reviewed by Michael J. Dies.
    • Review Essay: "Are You Still Relevant?" Reviewed by Derek Vreeland.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "Literacy in the Time of Jesus" Alan Millard. Biblical Archaeology Review (July/Aug 2003 Vol 29 No 4), pages 36-45.
      • Christian History 79 (Vol XXII, No 3. August 2003)

Volume 6, Number 4 Fall 2003
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today Chapter Six: Means, by J. Rodman Williams
        The sixth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century. Reprinted in the Pneuma Review with minor revision by the author.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Chapter Two: Learning Context. Part 2 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Arminian View
          Professor James Railey continues the discussion on God's control and man's freedom with his presentation of an Arminian perspective.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 11: Matthew 16.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin M. Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Worship Leader Series: "Encouraging the Team" by Rick Kamrath.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Healing through the Centuries: Models for Understanding. Ronald A. N. Kydd. Hendrickson Publishers (Peabody, Massachusetts, 1998). Reviewed by Peter Althouse.
    • 2000 Years of Charismatic Christianity Eddie L. Hyatt. Charisma House (Mary Lake, Florida, 2002). Reviewed by Raul L. Mock.
    • Revolution in the Church: Challenging the religious system with a call for radical change. Michael L. Brown. Chosen Books (Grand Rapids, 2002). Reviewed by John R. Belcher.
    • "Can a Christian Have a Demon?" John Eckhardt. Charisma (March 2003), pages 66-68. Reviewed by Michael J. Dies.
    • Other Signficant Articles
      • "Three Centuries of Objections to Biblical Miracles" Mark J. Larson. Bibliothecra Sacra 160 (Jan-Mar 2003), pages 77-100.
      • "When Wal-Mart Moves In" John M. De Marco. Outreach (May-June 2003), pages 46-53.
      • "Help! My Church Won't Grow" Daniel A. Brown. Ministries Today (July/Aug 2003), pages 44-48.
      • "Breaking Chains" Christianity Today (March 2003), pages 46-54.
      • "The Ruach, the Jews, and the Pentecostal Experience" Ray Gannon. Enrichment (Summer 2003), pages 110-111.
      • "Miracle on my street" Tricia Goyer. On Mission (Jan-Feb 2003), pages 35-37.

Volume 6, Number 3 Summer 2003
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Reception" by J. Rodman Williams
        The fifth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century. Reprinted with minor revision by the author.
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Chapter Two: Learning Context. Part 1 of 2. By Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Open View Response to "Charismatic Calvinism" Kenneth J. Archer responds to Graham Old's paper on "Charismatic Calvinism" in this on-going discussion of man's freedom and God's control.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 10: Matthew 15.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin M. Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Guest Essay: "Forgotten Power: The Lord's Supper and the Biblical Pattern of Revival" by William L. De Arteaga.
        Is there some connection between the celebration of Passover and the Lord's Table with revival? Read this thought-provoking article from the author of Quenching the Spirit.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen. Baker Academic (Grand Rapids, 2002). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • Expect A Miracle: My Life and Ministry Oral Roberts. Thomas Nelson (1995). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • "Three Temptations of Spiritual Formation" Evan Howard. Christianity Today (Dec. 9, 2002), pages 46-49. Reviewed by Raul L. Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles & Media
      • Yeshua/Jesus: Exploring the Jewish Roots of Jesus. Peter Darg, host. Gateway Films (Distributed by Vision Video). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
      • "Where Judgment Begins" Leadership (Winter 2003, Vol XXIV, No 1).
      • "24 Reasons Why I Believe in Hell" David Shelby. Charisma (April 2003), pages 68-72.

Volume 6, Number 2 Spring 2003
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose" Part 2 of 2 by J. Rodman Williams
        Part 2 of the fourth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century. Reprinted with minor revision by the author.
  • "Pentecostals and Subordinate Revelation" by Edgar R. Lee
        Written for a classical Pentecostal audience, these principles about the place of revelation today are important to every Pentecostal/charismatic believer.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Reader Responses
  • "Rightly Understanding God's Word" Chapter One: Context by Craig S. Keener
        Take a course on biblical interpretation with Professor Keener.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M. Williams. Part 9: Matthew 13-14.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin M.Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • From the Worship Leader Series: "Leading Worship in a Small Group" by Brent Helming.
        Leading worship is not about numbers, it is about declaring God's worth.
  • Editorial: "Leader of the Century" by H. Murray Hohns
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Forgotten Power: The Significance of the Lord's Supper in Revival William De Arteaga. Zondervan (Grand Rapids, 2002). Reviewed by Francisco Arriola.
    • Charismatic Glossolalia Mark J. Cartledge. Ashgate Publishing (2002). Reviewed by Mike J. Knowles.
    • "Stemming the Tide of Clergy Fallout: Lessons from a Marriage" H. B. Lundon. Enrichment (Winter 2003). Reviewed by Carl J. Halquist.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 6, Number 1 Winter 2003
  • "The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today: Purpose" Part 1 of 2 by J. Rodman Williams
        Part 1 of the fourth chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of our time, reprinted with minor revision by the author in the Pneuma Review.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Charismatic Calvinist Graham Old responds to
          Kenneth J. Archer's paper on Openness theism
        Kenneth J. Archer responds to concerns of
          readers expressed in the Fall 2002 issue
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M.Williams. Part 8: Matthew 11-12.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • Exclusive Interview: "Pentecostal/Charismatic Churches and Ecumenism" an Interview with Cecil M. Robeck, Jr.
    What ecumenism is and is not according to a Pentecostal expert.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • New International Dictionary of Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements Stanley M. Burgess and Eduard M. van der Maas. Zondervan (Grand Rapids, 2002). Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Advents in the Spirit: An Introduction to the Current Study of Pneumatology Bradfor E. Hinze and D. Lyle Dabney, eds. Marquette Studies in Theology (2002). Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • "Did Peter's Vision in Acts Pertain to Men or the Menu?" Chris A. Miller. Bibliotheca Sacra (July-Sept 2002). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • "Christians & Muslims: confronting fourteen centuries of ambition, sorrow, and bad faith." Christian History 74 (Vol XXI No 2). Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 5, Number 4 Fall 2002
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today Chapter Three: "Response" by J. Rodman Williams
        The third chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century, reprinted with minor revision by the author in the Pneuma Review.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Reader Response about the Dialogue
        Recent Articles about How Much Does God Control
        Recent Books about How Much Does God Control
        Purpose of the Dailogue: Further Comments from the Editor
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M.Williams. Part 7: Matthew 8-11:5.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • From the Worship Leader Series: "Performance: An Attitude of the Heart?" by Danny Daniels.
        Worship minister Danny Daniels says that the way we perform our worship is truly an attitude of the heart.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Heaven Below: Early Pentecostals and American Culture Grant Wacker. Harvard University Press (2001). Reviewed by Steven J. Brooks.
    • The Ten Greatest Revivals Ever Elmer Towns and Douglas Porter. Vine Books/Servant Publications (2000). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Charismato en Cuba Reinerio Arce, Manuel Quintero and Elizabeth Carrillo, eds. CLAI (1997). Reviewed by Francisco Arriola.
    • Churches that Heal Doug Murren. Howard Publishing (1999). Reviewed by Carl J. Halquist.
    • "Home Alone in the Universe?" Fred Heeren. First Things (Mar 2002, No 121). Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 5, Number 3 Summer 2002
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today Chapter Two: "Dimensions" by J. Rodman Williams
        The second chapter of Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of the twenty-first century, reprinted with minor revision by the author in the Pneuma Review.
  • "Workmen Or Captives: Avoiding the Snare of Subjectivity" by David Harvey.
        Pastor Harvey takes a serious look at how we interpret God's Word and cautions us to avoid the trap of subjective impressions.
         Read excerpts from this article in the September 2002, August 2002, and July 2002 issues of the Pneuma Informer.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Notes
        Graham Old continues the discussion on God's control and man's freedom with his presentation of Charismatic Calvinism. Also includes Editor's Notes and a special edition of the Increase Your Theological Vocabulary department.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M.Williams. Part 6: Matthew 5:21-7:29.
    Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
        Read excerpts from this article in the September 2002 and July 2002 issues of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "20 Good Steps When Planting and Growing a Church" By Paul Paino
        Practical advice about church planting from a seasoned leader.
  • Something to Think About: State of the Church 2002
        Statistics and questions about the search for meaning and the Church in the USA
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Two Views on Women in Ministry edited by James Beck and Craig Blomberg. Zondervan (2001). Reviewed by Kevin M. Williams.
    • The Century of the Holy Spirit Vinson Synan, ed. Thomas Nelson Publishers (2000). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • "'As For Prophecies, They Will Come to an End': 2 Peter, Paul and Plutarch on 'The Obsolescence of Oracles'" Gene L. Green. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 82 (2001). Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 5, Number 2 Spring 2002
  • The Gift of the Holy Spirit Today Chapter One: "Background" by J. Rodman Williams
        The first chapter from Professor Williams' book about the greatest reality of our time, reprinted with minor updates from the author in the Pneuma Review. Includes Author's Preface and Introduction.
  • "Pentecost and the Inside-Out Church" by Brian White.
        A timely reminder of the empowerment of the Spirit in our daily lives.
  • How Much Does God Control?
        Editor's Introduction to the Dialogue on God's control and man's freedom
        Open Theism View: "Prayer Changes Things" by Ken Archer.
        Professor Archer begins the discussion on God's control and man's freedom with his summary of Open View Theism.
  • "Edward Irving: Preacher, Prophet & Charismatic Theologian" by Derek Vreeland. Pages 55-73.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M.Williams. Part 5, Matthew 5:13-20.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series. Read an Excerpt.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Listening to the Spirit in the Text. Gordon D. Fee. Eerdmans (Grand Rapids: 2000), pp. 180. Reviewed by Steven J. Brooks.
    • Time for Truth Os Guinness. Baker Books (Grand Rapids: 2000), pp. 125. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Charisma's Bible Handbook on the Holy Spirit John Rea. Creation House (1998), pp. 346. Reviewed by James M. Dettmann.
    • "Living in Revival" by John Arnott. Spread the Fire (Issue 5, 2001), pp. 6-9. Reviewed by Mike Dies.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 5, Number 1 Winter 2002
  • "Upon This Foundation: Ephesians 2:20 and the Gift of Prophecy" by Jon Ruthven
    Professor Ruthven challenges the common interpretation of Eph. 2:20, the "foundation" of the apostles and prophets, and says that the story of the first apostles was not merely descriptive but prescriptive as well.
  • "Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future" by Amos Yong. Part 5 of 5.
        Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. This conclusion includes suggested reading on Pentecostal ecumenism.
  • "Worldviews in Conflict: Christian Cosmology and the Recent Doctrine of Spiritual Mapping" by Larry Taylor. Part 2 of 2.
        An examination and challenge of the doctrine of spiritual mapping.
  • "Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" by Kevin M.Williams. Part 4, Matthew 4:12-5:11.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. Part of the Messianic Foundations series.
  • From the Worship Leader Series: "Compliments: Stumbling Blocks or Treasures of the Heart?" by Rick Kamrath.
        A brief, but mature look at humility that applies to any area of leadership.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • The Development Of Early Christian Pneumatology: with special reference to Luke-Acts. Robert Menzies. Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, England: 1991).
      Empowered for Witness: The Spirit in Luke-Acts. Robert Menzies. Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series #6, Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, England: 1994), 290 pages.
      Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience. William and Robert Menzies. Zondervan (Grand Rapids, 2000), 233 pages. Combined review by Grant Hochman.
    • What the Bible Reveals About Heaven: Answers to Your Questions Daniel A. Brown. Regal (Ventura, CA: 1999), pp. 239. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • "Unity Not of Our Making" by James R. Edwards. Christianity Today (Vol 45, No 10, August 6, 2001), pp. 48-50. Reviewed by Wolfgang Vondey.
    • Other Signficant Articles

Volume 4, Number 4 Fall 2001
  • "Worldviews in Conflict: Christian Cosmology and the Recent Doctrine of Spiritual Mapping" by Larry Taylor. Part 1 of 2.
        An examination and challenge of the doctrine of spiritual mapping. With Editor's Introduction and call for dialogue.
  • "Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future" Part 4 of 5, by Amos Yong.
        Scholar Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is.
  • "The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?" by Wayne Grudem.
        Part 3 of Professor Grudem's exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13.
  • From the Messianic Foundation Series: "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" Part 3 by Kevin M.Williams.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. This issue covers Matthew 2:13-4:11.
  • Interview with Charisma's editor, Lee Grady
  • Editorial: "A Crown" by H. Murray Hohns.
        The reality of Christ's suffering impacting you in the now.
  • "Should it Sound Like That?" by Joe Randeen. From the Worship Leader series.
    An introduction to one of the technical sides of being a song leader.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Israel's Divine Healer Michael Brown (Zondervan, 1995). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • They Smell Like Sheep Lynn Anderson (Howard). Reviewed by C.J. Halquist
    • "Does God Know Your Next Move?: Christopher A. Hall and John Sanders debate openess theology" Christianity Today (May 21, 2001 and June 11, 2001). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "Healthy Church Apostles: Every local church should have a healthy apostolic covering in order to be effective beyond their four walls" John Kelley with Paul Costa Ministries Today (May/June 2001). Reviewed by Michael J. Dies
    • "Muslims Tell 'Why I Chose Jesus'" J. Dudley Woodberry and Russel G. Shubin Mission Frontiers (March 21, 2001). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles

Volume 4, Number 3 Summer 2001
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Afterword: Beyond the Charismatic Experience" by Robert Graves.
        This conclusion to the Praying in the Spirit series includes the full biographical citations from the series.
  • "The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology" by David Burns.
        A fresh look at the Kingdom of God as the unifying theme of Scripture. Part 2 of 2. With Editor's Introduction.
  • "Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future" Part 3 of 5, by Amos Yong.
        Scholar Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is.
  • "The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?" by Wayne Grudem.
        Part 2 of Professor Grudem's exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13.
  • From the Messianic Foundation Series: "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" Part 2 by Kevin M.Williams.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights. This issue covers Matthew 1:18-2:12.
  • Editorial: "Consumer or Consumee?" by H. Murray Hohns.
        Are misplaced priorities making you a bad report to the world around you?
  • "God's Heart for Unity" by Gary Best. From the Worship Leader series
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • The Prophethood of All Believers: A Study in Luke's Charismatic Theology Roger Stronstad (Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series 16. Sheffield Academic Press, 1999). Reviewed by Amos Yong
    • Evangelical Truth: A Personal Plea for Unity John Stott (InterVarsity, 1999). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • The Glory and the Shame: Reflections on the 20th-Century Outpouring of the Holy Spirit Peter Hocken (Eagle, 1994). Reviewed by William De Arteaga
    • "Power House: How Prayer Can Saturate the Life of Your Church" Alen Martin and Dian Ginter Pray! (Issue 23, Mar/Apr 2001). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles
      • "God's Lightning Rod" by Cedric Harmon. Charisma (Vol 26, No 9, April 2001). Pp. 62-66, 107.
      • "Pentecostal Healing for God's Sick Creation?" by Harold D. Hunter The Spirit & Church (Vol 2, No 2, November 2000). Pp. 145-167.
      • "Could Japan's 'New Race' be a key to its evangelization?" by Wolfgang Fernandez. DAWN Report (Issue 43, Jan. 2001). Pp. 1,2.

Volume 4, Number 2 Spring 2001
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Singing in the Spirit" by Robert Graves.
        Author Robert Graves looks at the Scriptural use of the prayer language in song. Read an excerpt from the March 2001 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology" by David Burns.
        A fresh look at the Kingdom of God as the unifying theme of Scripture. Part 2 of 2. With Editor's Introduction. Read an excerpt from the April 2001 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "The Duration of Prophecy: How Long Will Prophecy Be Used in the Church?" by Wayne Grudem.
        Part 1 of Professor Grudem's exegetical study of 1 Corinthians 13.
  • "Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future" Part 2 of 5, by Amos Yong.
        Scholar Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is.
        Read an excerpt from Part 2 of this series in the March 2001 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "How to Birth Worship Leadership" by David Crabtree. From the Worship Leader series
  • From the Messianic Foundation Series: "The Secret Codes in Matthew: Examining Israel's Messiah" Part 1 by Kevin M.Williams.
        Journey through the Gospel to the Hebrews with Kevin Williams as he unveils rich Hebraisms and prophetic Messianic insights.
        Read excerpts of this commentary on Matthew in the March 2001 and April 2001 issues of the Pneuma Informer
  • Editorial: "Words Heard on a Random Walk" by H. Murray Hohns. Being the fragrance of Jesus everywhere.
  • Pastor's Paraklesis: "A Time of Confusion" by C. J. Halquist
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Community-Forming Power: The Socio-Ethical Role of the Spirit in Luke-Acts Matthias Wenk (Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplemental Series 19. Sheffield Academic Press, 2000). Reviewed by Amos Yong
    • One Church Many Tribes Richard Twiss (Regal, 2000). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns
    • "Flowing into the Mainstream" Lauren Winner Publisher's Weekly (Sept. 11, 2000). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles: The October 2, 2000 issue of Christianity Today takes an extensive look at racism among evangelicals.

Volume 4, Number 1 Winter 2001
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Now That You've Spoken in Tongues" by Robert Graves.
    The on-going ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Spirit-filled believer's life. Read an excerpt.
  • "The Kingdom of God As Scripture's Central Theme: A New Approach to Biblical Theology" by David Burns.
        A fresh look at the Kingdom of God as the unifying theme of Scripture. Part 1 of 2. With Editor's Introduction.
  • "Pentecostalism and Ecumenism: Past, Present, and Future" Part 1 of 5, by Amos Yong.
    Scholar Amos Yong challenges classical Pentecostals to re-examine what ecumenism really is. With Editor's Introduction.     Read an excerpt from Part 1 of this series in the February 2001 issue of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "Things I've Learned About Raising up Worship Leaders" by Andy Park. From the Worship Leader series.
    Practical leadership ideas that work.
  • From the Messianic Foundation Series: "The Call of the Shofar" by Kevin M. Williams.
        Kevin Williams investigates the significance of the ram's horn trumpet.
  • Editorial: "Growing Deep, Growing Strong" by H. Murray Hohns.
        The long term benefits of staying planted at a local church.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • The Word and Power Church: What Happens When a Church Experiences All God Has to Offer? Doug Bannister (Zondervan, 1999). Reviewed by Amos Yong
    • Rites in the Spirit: A Ritual Approach to Pentecostal/Charismatic Spirituality Daniel Albrecht (Journal of Pentecostal Theology). Reviewed by Amos Yong
    • "The Seven Deadly Signs" John G. Stackhouse, Jr. (Christianity Today). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "Worship and Spirituality in the New World" Jeff Bailey (Cutting Edge). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles

Volume 3, Number 4 Fall 2000
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "How the Prayer Language Comes" by Robert W. Graves.
  • "The Origins of the Pentecostal Movement" by Vinson Synan.
        Educator and historian Vinson Synan introduces us to the key events and individuals that led to the modern Pentecostal/charismatic movement. Read the full article on the Oral Roberts University Holy Spirit Research Center website.
  • Editorial: "A Clean Shirt Twice a Day" by H. Murray Hohns
  • "Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible" by Wayne Grudem. Part 4 of 4.
        Solid biblical answers to the most frequent objections to the contemporary gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • "The Art of Exhortation" by Bob Sorge. From the Worship Leader series. Introducing the new Worship Leader series
  • Editorial: "Repenting of Pre-Judgements" by Raul Mock
  • "How to Work Toward Racial Reconciliation" by Cecil M. Robeck, Jr.
        Ten practical steps to help you overcome cultural and racial separation in the church in your city.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Is the Bible True? Jeffery L. Sheler (Harper San Francisco/Zondervan, 1999). Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Ordering Your Private World Gordon MacDonald (Thomas Nelson, 1997 edition). Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "We're not in Kansas Anymore: Why secular scientists and media can't admit that Darwinism might be wrong" Nancy Pearcey Christianity Today (May 22, 2000). Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • "They Shall Cast Out Demons" Maureen Eha Charisma (May 2000). Reviewed by Michael J. Dies
    • Other Significant Articles

Volume 3, Number 3 Summer 2000
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "That Glorious Day When Tongues Are Not Needed: Until Then ..." by Robert W. Graves. Part 2 of 2.
  • "Touched by the Wind: The Charismatic Movement in the Episcopal Church" by D. William Faupel.
        Dr. Faupel introduces us to the charismatic movement within the Episcopal Church, drawing comparisons to the Holiness Movement of the 19th Century.
  • Resources for Ministry: Teen Challenge
  • "Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible" by Wayne Grudem. Part 3 of 4.
        Solid biblical answers to the most frequent objections to the contemporary gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • From the Messianic Foundations series: "The Ninth Hour" by Kevin M.Williams.
        Messianic teacher Kevin Williams shows that there is a tremendous amount of significance to the ninth hour. Be deepened in your understanding of the reality of First-Century life in this eye-opening article.
  • Info Brief: "Growth of the Pentecostal/charismatic movement"
  • Book & Periodical Reviews:
    • David Pawson, Word and Spirit Together: Uniting Charismatics and Evangelicals. Reviewed by Amos Yong.
    • C. Peter Wagner, Churchquake. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns.
    • Philip Yancey, The Bible Jesus Read. Reviewed by Michael J. Dies.
    • Barney Kasdan, God's Appointed Times: A Practice Guide to Understanding and Celebrating the Biblical Holidays. Reviewed by Kevin M.Williams.
    • Barney Kasdan, God's Appointed Customs: A Messianic Jewish Guide to the Biblical Lifecycle and Lifestyle. Reviewed by Kevin M.Williams.
    • "The Tabernacle in the Wilderness" Bikurei Tziyon Reviewed by Raul Mock.
    • Other significant articles reviewed

Volume 3, Number 2 Spring 2000
Volume 3, Number 1 Winter 2000
  • "Bible Answers about Continuing Spiritual Gifts for Your Non-Charismatic Friends" by Jon Ruthven
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Better Than I Was, Not Better Than You Are" by Robert W. Graves
  • "How to Receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit" by David Johnson
  • "Should Christians Expect Miracles Today? Objections and Answers from the Bible" by Wayne Grudem. Part 1 of 4.
  • "Appointed Times: The Fall Feasts" by Kevin M.Williams from the Messianic Foundations series
  • Pastor's Paraklesis: "A Challenge to Stay Alert" by C. J. Halquist
  • Answers to Questions: "Is Holy Spirit a Name or a title?"; "Is there one or more baptisms?"
  • President's Page
  • Book and Periodical Reviews
    • Standing on the Promises. Lewis Smedes. Thomas Neslon, 1998, 196 pp. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns
    • The Word and the Spirit: Reclaiming Your Covenant with the Holy Spirit and the Word of God. Paul Cain and R. T. Kendall. Eastbourne, E. Sussex: Kingsway Publications, 1996; Orlando: Creation House, 1998, xviii + 87 pp. "Between Two Extremes: Balancing Word-Christianity and Spirit-Christianity" A Review Essay by Amos Yong
    • "Eat This Book: The Holy Community at Table with Holy Scripture" Eugene Peterson. Theology Today (April 1999), pp. 5-17. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "The Science Pages" Books and Culture (Sep/Oct 1999, Vol 5 No 5), pp. 30-32. Reviewed by Raul Mock

Volume 2, Number 4 Fall 1999
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Just What is the Nature of the Prayer Language?" by Robert W. Graves. Read excerpts from the October 1999 and September 1999 issues of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries" by Richard M. Riss, Part 5 of 5: The 18th and 19th Centuries. This fifth portion concludes this series giving significant evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age. Read excerpts from the October 1999 and September 1999 issues of the Pneuma Informer.
  • Interview with William De Arteaga (Author of Quenching the Spirit). 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. Read excerpts from the August 1999, September 1999, and October 1999 issues of the Pneuma Informer.
  • "Mayim Chayim: The Living Waters" by Kevin M. Williams from the Messianic Foundations series.
        A look at the life-changing reality of Messiah, the Living Water, who indwells every believer.
  • Answers to Questions: "Mark 16:9-20." Answering the allegation that Mark 16:9-20 should not appear in your Bible. Read an excerpt
  • Editorial: "Some thoughts and remembrances on the Focus of the Charismatic Experience" by Murray Hohns
  • Book and Periodical Reviews  Read excerpts
    • The Charismatic Theology of St. Luke. Roger Stronstad. Hendrickson, 1984, 83 pp. Reviewed by Dave Johnson
    • The Kingdom and the Power: Are Healing and Spiritual Gifts Used by Jesus and the Early Church Meant for the Church Today? A Biblical Look at How to Bring the Gospel to the World with Power. Gary S. Grieg and Kevin N. Springer, eds. Regal Books, 1993, 463 pp. Guest Review by Jon Ruthven  Read an excerpt
    • The Divine Conspiracy. Dallas Willard. San Francisco: Harper San Francisco, 1998, 428 pp. Reviewed by H. Murray Hohns
    • 2000 Years of Christ's Power, Part I: The Age of the Early Church Fathers. N. R. Needham. London: Grace Publications, 1998, 400 pp. Reviwed by Raul Mock
    • "Finding the Grace Gates" Leadership (Spring 1999). An interview with Pastor Joseph Garlington by Marshall Shelley and Eric Reed. Pp. 22-28. Reviewed by Joseph Joslin
    • "Pentecostal Trends of the 90's" Vinson Synan. Ministries Today (May/June 1999, Vol 17 No 3), pp. 60-64, 77. Reviewed by Raul Mock  Read an excerpt
    • Other Significant Articles

Read a summary of the first four issues from the May and June 1999 Pneuma Informer

Volume 2, Number 3 Summer Issue 1999
  • "Baptism in the Spirit: Is it Normal to Receive at or After Conversion?" by Michael D. Peters. Pastor Michael Peters investigates what is normative Spirit baptism.
  • "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries" by Richard M. Riss, Part 4 of 5: 13th to the 18th Centuries. Evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.
  • "Focus of the Charismatic Experience: Tongues, the Holy Spirit, or Christ?" by Robert W. Graves
  • "The Full Picture of Passover" by Kevin M.Williams from the Messianic Foundations series
  • Pastor's Paraklesis: "Character" by C. J. Halquist
  • Book and Periodical Reviews:
    • Are Miraculous Gifts for Today Wayne Grudem (ed.). Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, 368 pp. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Becoming a Person of Influence John Maxwell and Jim Dornan. Nashville: Nelson, 1997, 214 pp. Reviewed by Ronald Messelink
    • "Local Church Missions for the New Millennium" by Debra Wood. Ministries Today (Vol 17 No 2, March/April 1999), pp. 64-68. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "The Second Comers" by Vinson Synan. Christian History (Issue 61), pp. 38-39. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles

Volume 2, Number 2 Spring 1999
  • "Messianic Pictures in the Temple Sacrificial System" by Kevin M.Williams from the Messianic Foundations series
  • "The Kingdom and the Spirit" by Gene L. Green. A dynamic look at the Spirit-empowered kingdom of God.
  • "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries" by Richard M. Riss, Part 3 of 5: From the 5th to the 13th Centuries. Evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "Some Marvelous Effects of Praying in the Spirit" by Robert W. Graves
  • Resources for Ministry: The Internet
  • Book and Periodical Reviews
    • Servants in Charge by Keith M. Bailey. Camphill, PA: Christian Publications, 1979, 186 pp. Reviewed by Ronald M. Messelink
    • Receiving the Power by Zeb Bradford Long and Douglas McMuray. Grand Rapids: Chosen Books, 1996, 251 pp. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • "Jesus Christ: Last Adam, Life-giving Spirit" by John Pender. Affirmation and Critique (Oct. 1998, Vol 3 No 4). Reviewed by Ronald M. Messelink with Editor's Note about Living Stream Ministries (the publishers of A & C).
    • "What's Right About the Faith Movement" by Jon Ruthven. Ministries Today (Jan-Feb 1999, Vol 17 No 1), pp. 56-60. Reviewed by Raul Mock

Volume 2, Number 1 Winter 1999
  • Editorial: "What the Body of Christ Needs Today" by Raul Mock
  • "The Place of the Holy Spirit in the Exegetical Process" by William J. Pankey. The role of the Holy Spirit in Biblical interpretation and the limits of any interpretive method.
  • "Evangelicals and Catholics: What Still Divides Us?" A by Raul Mock. Major differences that still separate Catholics and Evangelicals theologically.
  • "Messianic Foundations" by Kevin M.Williams. An introduction to studying the Jewish roots of Christianity.
  • "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries" by Richard M. Riss, Part 2 of 5: From the 3rd through 5th Centuries. Evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.
  • The Praying in the Spirit series: "What They're Saying Now: Some Non-Charismatics Reevaluate Tongues" by Robert W. Graves
  • Book and Periodical Reviews
    • Breaking Intimidation by John Bevere. Orlando: Creation House, 1995, 205 pp. Reviewed by Ronald M. Messelink
    • Quenching the Spirit by William De Arteaga. Orlando: Creation House, 1992, 1996, 358 pp. Review essay by Michael J. Dies
    • "The Cessation of Healing Miracles in Paul's Ministry" by Gary W. Derickson. Bibliotheca Sacra (Issue 155, July-Sept 1998), pp. 299-315. Review essay by Raul Mock
    • "They Had A Dream" by David D. Daniels. Christian History (Issue 58, Vol 17 No 2), p. 19. Reviewed by Joseph Joslin

Volume 1, Number 1 Fall 1998
  • Introduction to the Pneuma Review
  • "Do Full-Gospel Ministers Need Theology" by Larry L. Taylor. Pastor, scholar, and businessman Larry Taylor shows that there is no need to fear theology and answers that there is a great need for Biblical theology today.
  • "Unwrapping Jesus" by Philip Yancey. Evangelical author Philip Yancey takes a look at 10 ways you may be wrong about Jesus.
  • "Distinct From Salvation?" by Michael Peters. Pastor Michael Peters takes a look at the Baptism with the Spirit in light of the whole salvation experience.
  • "Tongues and Other Miraculous Gifts in the Second Through Nineteenth Centuries" by Richard M. Riss, Part 1 of 5: From the Early Church to the 3rd Century. This five part series (which concluded in the Fall 1999 issue of the Pneuma Review) gives evidence for the operation of the gifts of the Spirit throughout the Church Age.
  • Resources for Ministry: Crossroad Bible Institute. Making use of a correspondence school for inmates in your prison ministry.
  • Book and Periodical Reviews
    • Let No One Deceive You by Michael L. Brown. Shippensburg, PA: Revival Press, 1997, 295 pp. Reviewed by Michael J. Dies
    • A Time to Laugh by B. J. Oropeza. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1995, 194 pp. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala with Dean Merrill. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1997, 188 pages. Reviewed by Michael J. Dies.
    • "20 of the Most Significant events in the history of 20th Century Pentecost" Pentecostal Evangel (May 31, 1998). Reviewed by Joseph Joslin.
    • "A 'First Waver' Looks at the 'Third Wave': A Pentecostal Reflection on Charles Kraft's Power Terminology," by Wonsuk Ma. PNEUMA: The Journal of the Society of Pentecostal Studies (Vol 19, No 2, Fall 1997), pp. 189-206. Reviewed by Raul Mock
    • Other Significant Articles