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Summer 2010
(Vol. 7)

All Creation Waits...


"Creation Waits with Eager Longing" by Lois E. Olena, D.Min.

Message from the President

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


2009-2010 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions Lectures by Ivan Satyavrata, Ph.D.

Inaugural Lecture: J. Philip Hogan’s Spirit-led Vision and the Globalization of Pentecostal Missions in the Twenty-first Century

Second Lecture: Mission “Made To Travel” in a World Without Borders

Third Lecture: Friends in Mission: Following the Wind & Riding the Wave

2010 Spring Lectureship, January 19-21 2010 by Dr. Christopher J. H. Wright

January 19, Afternoon Lecture: The Whole Church Taking the Whole Gospel to the Whole World: The Vision of Lausanne

January 19, Evening Lecture: Whose Mission is it Anyway? Reading the Whole Bible for Mission

January 20, Morning Lecture: Who Does God Love? The Love of God, the Cross of Christ and the Church's Mission

January 20, Class Presentation, Dr. Doug Oss' class "Expository Preaching and the Apocalypse": Exposition on Isaiah 52:7-10

January 21, Afternoon Lecture: Who Are We and What are We Here For?

Feature-length Articles

"Pentecostalism’s Greatest Test Could Be Her Finest Hour" by Terry Roberts (AGTS D.Min. Participant)

"Emerging Engagement: The Growing Social Conscience of Pentecostalism" by Kent Duncan, (M.Div., 1986; AGTS D.Min. participant)

"Beyond the Great Divide: How Innovative Ministry Methods Brought the Gospel to the Pacific Northwest with Applications for Missional Ministry Today" by Don Detrick, (D.Min., 2007)

Ministerial Reflection Papers

"Morph! The Texture of Leadership for Tomorrow’s Church" by Frank Silverii (M.A., 2009)

"Women Who Travel for God: A Biblical Perspective" by Jodi Detrick (M.A., 2010)

"Does God Exist? Pointers to His Presence" by Dr. Charlie Self

"1 Corinthians 14" by Vicki Judd (AGTS D.Min. Participant)

"Abigail: A Woman of Strength and Wisdom" by Vicki Judd (AGTS D.Min. Participant)

"Recitals of the Acts of God: Israelite and American Pentecostal Testimonies" by Meghan Musy

"Neither Male nor Female, Jew nor Greek: The Emergence of Racial/Ethnic Clergywomen in Predominately-White Denominations" by Shannon Polk (AGTS D.Min. Participant)

"Human Trafficking: Women and Children" by Stephanie Rodriguez (AGTS D.Min. Participant)

Master's Level Papers

Master of Arts in Theological Studies Paper (2010 Stanley M. Horton Award)

"The Pneumatological Promise of Christ and its Fulfillment in Johannine Perspective: An Exegetical-Theological Analysis of John 7:37-39 in Literary Context" by Adrian P. Rosen (M.A. 2010)

"The Present Davidic Reign: The Integral Relationship of the Davidic Covenant And the Outpouring of the Holy Spirit" by Dan Morrison (M.Div. 2010)

Book Reviews

James K. Beilby and Paul Rhodes Eddy, eds., The Historical Jesus: Five Views (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009) 312 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Martin William Mittelstadt, Associate Professor of New Testament, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri

Gregory Boyd , Myth of a Christian Nation (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2005) 207 pages. Reviewed by R. Ryan Beaty (M.Div. 2008), Royal Rangers Programs and Outreach Coordinator, General Council of the Assemblies of God

Harvie M. Conn & Manuel Ortiz, Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City and the People of God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press Academic, 2001) 469 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Mark A. Hausfeld (M.Div. 1983), Associate Professor of Urban and Islamic Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, International Director, Global Initiatives: Reaching Muslim Peoples

Larry R. Helyer, The Witness of Jesus, Paul and John: An Exploration in Biblical Theology (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2008). 432 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Bob Caldwell (M.A. 2003), Adjunct professor at Central Bible College, St. Louis Campus

Steve Hollinghurst, Mission Shaped Evangelism: The Gospel in Contemporary Culture (Norwich, UK: Canterbury Press, 2010) 192 pages. Reviewed by Gary Black, Jr. (M.Div. 2009), Ph.D. candidate, University of Exeter, England

Immaculée Ilibagiza, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust (Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, 2006) Hardcover, 216 pages. Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri

Martin William Mittelstadt, Reading Luke-Acts in the Pentecostal Tradition (Cleveland, TN: CPT Press, 2010) 216 pages. Reviewed by Matthew Paugh (M.Div., 2004), Pastor and Community Organizer, Kitzmiller, Maryland

Kenneth C. Newberger, Hope in the Face of Conflict: Making Peace with Others in the Way God Makes Peace With Us (Three Sons Publishing, SDM, 2009) 392 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Lori O’Dea (M.Div. 1991, D.Min. 2002), Pastor, New Life AG, Grand Ledge, Michigan; Visiting Professor of Practical Theology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

R. Scott Rodin, The Steward Leader: Transforming People, Organizations and Communities (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2010) 187 pages. Reviewed by Reviewed by Dr. Timothy A. Hager (M.Div., 1989; D.Min., 2002), Administrator of Field Operations, General Council of the Assemblies of God; Adjunct Faculty, Master of Organizational Leadership, Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri

Ivan Satyavrata, The Holy Spirit: Lord and Life-giver (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009) 171 pages. Reviewed by Dr. James Hernando (M.Div. 1979), Professor of New Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

John H. Walton, The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2009) 190 pages. Reviewed by Dr.Roger Cotton(M.Div. 1978), Th.D., Theology Department Chairperson and Professor of Old Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Christopher J. H. Wright, The God I Don’t Understand: Reflections on Tough Questions of Faith (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2008), 224 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Charles Self, Associate Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Christopher J. H. Wright, The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible’s Grand Narrative (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2006) 581 pages. Reviewed by Dr. Michael D. Sharp (M.Div., 1985), Christian Education Director, Alabama District Council of the Assemblies of God; Pastor Emeritus, The Crossing, McCalla, Alabama

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