Yesterday I received my copy of Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics (Fortress Academic, 2016), edited by Myk Habets. The book is filled with essays by authors from a variety of Christian denominations, including a handful of Pentecostals, that engage all areas of systematic theology from the perspective of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit […]
In December 2015 the PAOC released another small book. Overall, I was encouraged by the key theme running through this book—theology and mission must and do meet. However, I will focus here on some specific points that stuck with me. Pentecostals and Experience There is no doubt that at the core of Pentecostalism are experiences […]
Following up on the October 2014 survey of PAOC credential holders, Adam Stewart and I had an article called “Theological Vitality in the PAOC Today” appear in the Spring 2015 issue of Enrich: The Leadership Magazine of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, p. 12-15. Click on the picture or here to view the article. *Posted here with permission.
In October 2014 Dr. Adam Stewart and I conducted a survey of PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) credential holders that included questions regarding demographics, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviours. Read more about the study here. The initial report, “Highlights from the 2014 Survey of PAOC Credential Holders,” is now available to view online. The report is […]
Some people think of theology as dry. However, theology is found in anything that expresses our ideas of God and all things in relation to God. Hence, theology is found not only in textbooks—it is also found in places like art and music. With respect to worship and music specifically, it is important for us […]
Many people think of eschatology only with respect to events surrounding the return of Christ. However, the coming of the Spirit at Pentecostal is eschatological in as much as it both fulfills previous expectations regarding the coming of the Spirit and represents a promise of the future eschatological work of God. There are many places […]
The PAOC (Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada) recently published a booklet entitled, Authentically Pentecostal: Here’s What We See—A Conversation, which is a collection of essays, largely coming out of the PAOC’s “Theological Study Commission.” The publication covers the themes of Christ as savior, baptizer, healer, and coming king from theological and pastoral perspectives. In the section […]
I started off a new sermon series last Sunday: “Seeing Clearly: Understanding the Signs of the Times.” In my sermon I discussed how the ‘signs’ of the end of the world and the return of Christ (Matthew 24) have all been around since Jesus’ day, but they do serve to remind us that Jesus is […]