Home

Notify me when new issues are released

 
 
 


Encounter, Summer 2004
(Vol. 1, No. 1)

Editorial

"Theology and Practice in Pentecostal Ministry" by Edgar R. Lee, S.T.D.

A call for a maturing Pentecostal theology of ministry to inform and guide contemporary study and practice of church leadership.

Message from the President

"The Way I See It" by Byron D. Klaus, D.Min.

Introductory comments on the role of Encounter from the president of Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Feature Articles

“Biblical-Theological Foundations for Organic Spirituality: A General Description” by Randy Walls, D.Min.

A study of Luke-Acts demonstrating that the powerful work of the Holy Spirit precedes any human spiritual discipline in effecting authentic spirituality in Christian persons.

“'On Men and Women, I Will Pour Forth of my Spirit': Theological Reflections on Spiritual Gifts" by Deborah Gill, Ph.D. and Barbara Cavaness, Ph.D.

A biblical exploration of the theology and significance of spiritual gifts in qualifying women as well as men for Christian ministry.

“Numbers 11 and a Pentecostal Theology of Church Leadership” by Roger Cotton, Th.D.

A study of the Numbers 11 narrative of the transfer of the Spirit from Moses to the seventy elders and its implications for church leadership today.

“Streams in the Desert: Sources on the Spirit for Pentecostal Preachers” by Benny Aker, Ph.D.

A survey of and guide to the Pentecostal and Charismatic theological writings of the last generation that contribute significantly to a firm exegetical and theological posture enabling mission and dialogue with other traditions.

“The Deaf and the Initial Physical Evidence” by Cheryl Taylor, D.Min.

An examination, with helpful guidance for pastors, of the ways in which deaf persons may give initial expression to Spirit-baptism.

“John the Baptist and the Prophetic Spirit of Pentecost” by James Hernando, Ph.D.

A study of the work of the Spirit in the prophetic protest of John the Baptist against the contemporary evils of his day, with implications noted for contemporary preaching.

"The Church as a Transformational Agent in Society: The Story of Zacchaeus, Luke 19:1-10" by James Hernando

An examination of the social effects of Zacchaeus’ transforming encounter with Jesus Christ, as found in Luke’s Gospel, and its applicability for today.

Book Reviews

Berry, Carmen Renee. The Unauthorized Guide to Choosing a Church. (Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press/Baker Book House, 2003). 400 pages. Reviewed by Randy C. Walls, D.Min., director of continuing education, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Clarke, Andrew D. Serve the Community of the Church: Christians as Leaders and Ministers. (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000). 305 pages. Reviewed by James D. Hernando, Ph.D., professor of New Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Cloud, Henry, and John Townsend. How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth. (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing Co., 2001). 366 pages. Reviewed by Stephen Lim, D.Min., associate professor of leadership and ministry, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Cymbala, Jim. Breakthrough Prayer: The Secret of Receiving What You Need From God. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003). 237 pages. Reviewed by Rev. Larry Dilley, M.Div. student and enrollment counselor, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Gill, Deborah M., and Barbara Cavaness. God’s Women—Then and Now (Springfield, MO: Grace & Truth, 2004). 238 pages. Reviewed by Edgar R. Lee, S.T.D., professor of spiritual formation and pastoral theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Hildebrandt, Wilf. An Old Testament Theology of the Spirit of God. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1995). 256 pages. Reviewed by Roger D. Cotton, Th.D., professor of Old Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Marshall, I. Howard. 1 Peter. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series.  (Downers Grove, IL/Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1991). 184 pages. Reviewed by Edgar R. Lee, S.T.D., senior professor of spiritual formation and pastoral theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Price, Lynne. Theology Out of Place: A Theological Biography of Walter J. Hollenweger. Journal of Pentecostal Theology Supplement Series 23 (London: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002). 169 pages. Reviewed by James H. Railey, Jr., D.Th., professor of theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Stein, Robert H. A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules. (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1994). 305 pages. Reviewed by James D. Hernando, Ph.D., professor of New Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.

Updated: Friday, June 16, 2006 10:22 AM