Pentecostal · Spirit · women in ministry

Let Your Daughters Prophesy: A Call for Women to Preach

I believe part of the issue in our current debates about women preaching is rooted in part in both the Catholic and the Reformed traditions of “preaching” which see such as a specific form of formal congregational instruction that is believed to be excluded by Paul’s instruction to Timothy for women. Setting aside specific engagement… Continue reading Let Your Daughters Prophesy: A Call for Women to Preach

Antichrist · Book Review

Not Afraid of the Antichrist: A Short Response

I was asked by a pastor friend what my thoughts were on Michael Brown and Craig Keener’s Not Afraid of the Antichrist: Why We Don’t Believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture (Chosen Books, 2019). For the record, I understand that the Fellowship with which I am ordained holds to “The Blessed Hope” as one of our… Continue reading Not Afraid of the Antichrist: A Short Response

1 Chronicles · Genealogies

Why Do We Need the Genealogies of 1 Chronicles?

I was recently asked the following question about the genealogies of 1 Chronicles (which are not typical for a verse-of-the-day reflection): “I am going through a devotion to read the Bible in a year. A part of that means reading the Chronicles. I’ve read up to chapter 8, but I still don’t get why they… Continue reading Why Do We Need the Genealogies of 1 Chronicles?

Book Review · Theology · women in ministry

God Forgive Us For Being Women: A Theological Response

What follows is my “theological response” delivered today at the annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies as one of four panel respondents to Joy E. A. Qualls’ God Forgive Us for Being Women: Rhetoric, Theology, and the Pentecostal Tradition ( Frameworks: Interdisciplinary Studies for Faith and Learning; Pickwick, 2018). “God Forgive Us for… Continue reading God Forgive Us For Being Women: A Theological Response

Book Review · Holy Spirit

Andrew K. Gabriel’s “Simply Spirit-Filled”: A Book Review

I am grateful to Andrew Gabriel for the opportunity to review Simply Spirit Filled: Experiencing God in the Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2019). Andrew K. Gabriel (PhD, McMaster Divinity College) serves as Associate Professor of Theology and Vice President of Academics at Horizon College and Seminary in Saskatoon,… Continue reading Andrew K. Gabriel’s “Simply Spirit-Filled”: A Book Review

Pentecostal · women · women in ministry

A Great Host of Women Preaching

“The Lord giveth the word: The women that publish the tidings are a great host.” Psalms 68:11 RV1885 As I’ve been feverishly working to complete my conference paper for the Society for Pentecostal Studies (Titled: “‘Until I, Deborah, Arose’ (Judges 4–5): A Pentecostal Reception History of Deborah Toward Women in Ministry”), I’ve been poring over… Continue reading A Great Host of Women Preaching