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Summer 2011
(Vol. 8)

Tornado Alley Ecclesiology


olena"Tornado Alley Ecclesiology"
by Lois E. Olena, D.Min.





Message from the President

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








2010-2011 J. Philip Hogan Professor of World Missions Lectures by Drs. John and Anita Koeshall


Inaugural Lecture: Being Church: Images of Missiological Ecclesiology

Second Lecture: Ecclesiology-to-Go: Discerning Church in SFC (and Other Unexpected Places)

Third Lecture: Redeemed Power in Action: A Prerequisite for a Generous Ecclesiology

2011 Special Lectureship, December 2, 2011
by Dr. Amos Yong

yongDecember 2, One Body, Many Members: St. Paul’s Charismatic Ecclesiology and the Renewal of Dis/ability




2011 Spring Lectureship, January 18-20, 2011
by Dr. Siang-Yang Tan

tanJanuary 18, Afternoon Lecture: A Biblical Perspective on Human Nature and Effective Counseling and Psychotherapy (no audio)

See: Tan, Siang-Yang. Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2011

See: Tan, Siang-Yang. "Use of Prayer and Scripture in Cognitive-behavioral Therapy." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26 (2007): 101-111.

January 19, Morning Lecture: Christian Faith in Clinical Practice:  Implicit and Explicit Integration

January 20, Morning Lecture: The Holy Spirit and Christian Spirituality in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Feature Articles

"Missional and Spirit-Filled Leadership for Local Pentecostal Churches"

"Defining Missional Church"

by Ron Crum

Ministerial Reflection
john "Developing Church Leaders in the African Context"
by John Elliott
fosner "The Boldest Church in America"
by Verlon Fosner
fay "The Tide of Pentecostal Leadership"
by Fay Niemann
oleson "The Equipping and Empowering Community"
by Ava Oleson
boyd "Defining the Contours and Edges of the Missional Church"
by Boyd Powers
2011 AGTS Ph.D. in Intercultural Studies Graduation Response

"The Interface of Theological Reflection and Missional Practice for Enhanced Pentecostal Ministry"
by John Easter

2011 AGTS Master of Arts in Theological Studies Award Paper (Stanley M. Horton Award)

"Philemon: The Power of Grace, A Commentary on Philemon 8-21"
by Anissa Martin

In April of 2004, the Bible and Theology Department of AGTS voted to present the Stanley M. Horton Award annually at graduation for excellence in the writing of the paper for the Theological Studies Seminar. The professor of record for the course makes recommendations to the Department for their decision on potential recipients, and the award is announced during graduation exercises. In April of 2011, the faculty ratified Anissa Martin as the recipient of this award.


Book Reviews

Mary Katherine Birge, Brian G. Henning, Rodica M. M. Stoicoiu, Ryan Taylor, Genesis Evolution and the Search for A Reasoned Faith (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2011) 133 pages. Reviewed by Steve Badger, Professor of Chemistry, Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Amos Yong and Clifton Clarke, eds. Global Renewal, Religious Pluralism, and the Great Commission(Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2011) 181 pages. Reviewed by Gary Black, Jr., Ph.D. Cand, Univ. of Exeter, U.K. and Mark Hausfeld, Assoc. Prof. of Urban and Islamic Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary; and International Director of Global Initiative: Reaching Muslim People (AGWM), Springfield, MO

Martin William Mittelstadt and Geoffrey William Sutton, eds. Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration: Multidisciplinary Studies (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2010) 243 pages. Reviewed by Robert L. Denney, Psy.D., ABPP, Forensic Neuropsychologist, U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, Springfield, MO

Shane Clifton, Pentecostal Churches in Transition: Analyzing the Developing Ecclesiology of the Assemblies of God in Australia, vol. 3 of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Boston, MA: Brill, 2009) 249 pages. Reviewed by Fred Haltom, Professor of New Testament; Chair, Biblical Education, Central Bible College, Springfield, MO

Bradley Truman Noel, Pentecostals, Hermeneutics and Postmodernism: Comparisons and Contemporary Impact(Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2010) 216 pages. Reviewed by Jim Hernando, Professor of New Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

John Piper, Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010) 223 pages. Reviewed by Jim Hernando, Professor of New Testament, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Pavel Hejzlar, Two Paradigms for Divine Healing: Fred F. Bosworth, Kenneth E. Hagin, Agnes Sanford, and Francis MacNutt in Dialogue, vol. 4 of Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies (Leiden: Brill, 2010) 289 pages Reviewed by Martin William Mittelstadt (Ph.D., Marquette University) Associate Professor of New Testament,
Evangel University, Springfield, MO

Tim Keller, The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith (New York: Dutton, 2008) 140 pages. Reviewed by Martin Monacell, Young Adults Pastor Jubilee Christian Center, Fairfax, VA

Joann Butrin, From the Roots Up: A Closer Look at Compassion and Justice in Missions (Springfield, MO: Roots Up Publishers, 2010) 216 pages. Reviewed by Johan Mostert, D.Phil., Professor of Community Psychology, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Gary B. McGee, Miracles, Missions, & American Pentecostalis, American Society of Missiology Series, No. 45 (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2010) 326 pages. Reviewed by Annette Newberry, Visiting Professor of Church History and Missions, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Wolfgang Vondey, Beyond Pentecostalism: The Crisis of Global Christianity and the Renewal of the Theological Agenda, Pentecostal Manifestos, Series editors: James K. A. Smith and Amos Yong (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2010) 267 pages. Reviewed by Tony Richie, D.Min. (Asbury Theological Seminary), Ph.D. (Middlesex University/London School of Theology) Senior Pastor, New Harvest Church of God, Knoxville, TN

James K. A. Smith, Thinking in Tongues: Pentecostal Contibutions to Christian Philosophy (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010) 151 pages. Reviewed by Douglas F. Olena, Ph.D., Cardiff University; Adjunct Professor, Evangel University and Drury University, Springfield, MO.

Amos Yong, In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostalism and Political Theology (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010) 377 pages. Reviewed by Matt Paugh, Pastor and Community Organizer, Kitzmiller, MD

David J. Hesselgrave and Ed Stetzer, MissionShift: Global Mission Issues in the Third Millennium(Nashville, TN: B&H Publishing Group, 2010) 294 pages. Reviewed by DeLonn Rance, Ph.D., Director of Intercultural Doctoral Studies, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Brian D. McLaren, A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That are Transforming the Faith (New York, NY: HarperOne, 2010) 306 pages. Reviewed by Charlie Self, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Margaret M. Poloma and John C. Green, The Assemblies of God: Godly Love and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism(New York, NY: New York University Press, 2010) 259 pages. Reviewed by Charlie Self, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Church History, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO.

Amos Yong, Who Is the Holy Spirit? A Walk with the Apostles (Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 2011) xiii + 203 (pre-publication) pages. Reviewed by Charlie Self, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, Springfield, MO

Lisa Graham McMinn and Megan Anna Neff, Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices about Food, Energy, Shelter and More (Downers Grove, IL: IVP, 2010) 237 pages. Reviewed by Mike Tenneson, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, Evangel University, Springfield, MO


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