I think I could sit at a table talking about the Holy Spirit with Dr. Jack Levison for hours. The way that he thinks and writes is ever engaging and many of the questions and concerns he poses go on to raise countless hours of reflection. Those of you who are into pneumatology will likely know of Inspired: The […]
Historical biographies are important for the health and development of individuals and ecclesial communities. While it may be true that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it, as George Santayana is famous for saying, I’d like to think that a powerful reason to read historical biographies is because we can learn tremendous […]
A few weeks ago, I met a young man at Pascal’s Coffee for a chat. He told me he’d been in a bit of a crisis of faith and had some questions about the Bible. We sat down and he immediately produced a printed paper containing a list of ‘contradictions’ in the Bible as well […]
If you promise to keep a secret, I’d like to share some embarrassing information with you. For my MDiv senior project, I chose to research and develop praxis toward the “emerging” church in a rural context. I read as much of the literature on all things emerging/emergent and spent countless hours developing a way for […]
John Wimber wrote: “The Bible is unlike any other book. It is a collection of incredible love letters from God, telling us about our relationship with him. Small wonder that we are called to be men and women of The Book, meditating on God’s Word and allowing it to transform our minds, hearts, souls, and […]
One of the delights of reading books from Richard Beck, professor of psychology at Abilene Christian University in Texas, is to partake in his winsome, synergistic, and multi-disciplinary aplomb he brings to his topics. This is not only true in his musings on his ever-thoughtful blog – Experimental Theology – and his previous books, which […]
In my estimation, Both-And provides a service to the Vineyard by showing (among other things) that a coherent world-and-life view of reality emerges faithfully when we do not tolerate the kind of false dichotomies that exist frequently in an Either/Or world.
Hermeneutics continues to be one of the central issues within Christian scholarship. Differing methodological commitments are often seen as influencing or even determining the way in which theologies are extracted from Scripture.
Gary Tyra’s practical biblical theology book, The Holy Spirit in Mission (IVP Academic, 2011), is a seasoned, pentecostal-evangelical contribution that will help advance North American pneumatology and ecclesiology discussions about the missio Dei.
Amos Yong comes alongside us in this journey in his seminal work Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions. He provokes us to seriously consider: if the Spirit is indeed active throughout the world, how indeed might we discern the Spirit’s activity in other non-Christian religious contexts and traditions?