• Acts 2:17-21: A Paradigm for Pentecostal Mission

    By Robert Menzies Originally published in the Journal of Pentecostal Theology 17 (2008), 200-218 Not long ago I had one of those epiphany moments.  A moment when, in…


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  • Review of Maynard-Reid’s Complete Evangelism: The Luke-Acts Model

    Title: Complete Evangelism: The Luke-Acts Model Author: Pedrito U. Maynard-Reid Publisher: Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 1997 Release Date: Feb. 1, 1997 Pages: 176 pp., pb. In his discussion of evangelism, Maynard-Reid shifts attention from Matthew to Luke-Acts, arguing that Luke's evangelistic model is more holistic than Matthew's and more attentive to social concerns. The shift illuminates both Luke-Acts and contemporary discussion of evangelism, particularly as it relates to social action. Maynard-Reid includes a historical overview in which he argues that separation between evangelism and social action is a recent innovation, but he devotes the bulk of the book to a reading of Luke-Acts that grounds his call for a "contextual and incarnational" missiology. The book is accessible to a general audience and will appeal to readers with an interest in New Testament interpretation as well as those with an interest in evangelism. - Steve Schroeder   Reviewer: Robert P. Menzies teaches New Testament at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (Baugio City, Philippines) Book Review: 3,353 words Complete Evangelism: A Review Article In Complete Evangelism: The Luke-Acts Model, Pedrito U….


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  • One for the Road – “An Elephant in the Room”

    An elephant in the room.  Everyone knows…but no one is talking.   It might be an indiscretion that has come to light…a terminal disease that has just been diagnosed…or information that is known – but uncomfortable…


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  • One for the Road – “Traffic Control”

    Traffic control…at the entrance to your mind.  Without it…your life will be ruined.   The Bible says that you will become what you think.  Think hate – you’ll become hateful.  Think revenge – you’ll become vengeful.  Think lust…


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  • One for the Road – “Obstacle Courses”

    Obstacle courses.  They’re designed to slow you down…and test your patience.   Life is like that.  Try as you might…life is filled with hindrances – uncertainties – and disappointments.   It’s nothing new.  Moses faced food…


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  • One for the Road – “Here to Eternity”

    Here to eternity.  It’s a small step for the righteous.   The Bible speaks of death…as a gathering to the fathers.  It also says that God is not the God of the dead…but of the living.   Abraham.  Isaac.  Jacob.  They are paraded as proof.   The life of the righteous never ends.  Death is only…


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  • Ecclesia Theological Seminary – 70th Anniversary Celebration Our friends at Ecclesia Theological Seminary in Hong Kong have established the first Pentecostal Journal in Chinese. The Chinese Journal of Pentecostal Studies…


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  • Interview for Pentecostal Theology Website in Brazil – Ft. Robert P. Menzies

    Gutierres Siqueira is Brazilian and the editor of the Brazilian “Pentecostal of Theology” website, which is of course in Portuguese. You can check out the website at www.teologiapentecostal.blog. Gutierres…


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  • One for the Road – “Stranger”

    Stranger.  Acquaintance.  Friend.  These words describe how people relate to Jesus.   Stranger.  There is no knowledge of Jesus.  They have never heard about Him.  He’s a stranger.   Acquaintance.  These people know about Him.  They may even go to church.  There…


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  • One for the Road – “Kicking Against the Goads”

    Kicking against the goads.  That’s a struggle to be avoided.   A goad is a sharp stick…used to prod animals.  It’s sharp – pointed – and designed to inflict pain.   The word picture is…


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