Outpouring of the Spirit in Our Times By Rollin G. Grams

Rollin G. Grams. 2010. Stewards of Grace: A Reflective, Missions Biography of Eugene and Phyllis Grams in South Africa, 1951-1962. Eugene: Wipf & Stock. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra One of the truly remarkable events of 20th century Christianity has been the outpouring of the Holy Spirit through the Pentecostal movement. It is also relatively […]

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Lester: Threats to Self and Values Evoke Anger

Andrew D. Lester.  2007.  Anger:  Discovering Your Spiritual Ally.  Louisville:  Westminster John Knox Press. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra During my chaplaincy training in a psych ward, I had an elderly patient who had an anger management problem.  He frequently got into altercations with other patients and would get violently angry when staff members served […]

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1 Corinthians 8: Jedi Mind-Tricks

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Now concerning food offered to idols: we know that all of us possess knowledge. This knowledge puffs up, but love builds up (1 Corinthians 8:1 ESV). In Luke 10, Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan in response to a lawyer’s question:  who is my neighbor? (v 29)  The punchline […]

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1 Corintios 8: Jedi Trucos Mentales

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra En cuanto a lo sacrificado a los ídolos, es cierto que todos tenemos conocimiento. El conocimiento envanece, mientras que el amor edifica (1 Corintos 8:1 NVI). En Lucas 10, Jesús cuenta la parábola del Buen Samaritano, en respuesta a la pregunta de un abogado: ¿quién es mi prójimo? (v 29) La […]

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Bringhurst Illustrates Type Art

Robert Bringhurst. 2012.  The Elements of Typographic Style.  Seattle:  Hartley & Marks [1]. Review by Stephen W. Hiemstra When I attended seminary I acquired a new vocabulary for discussing both my spiritual life and my relationships.  What had been only “churchy” words suddenly became clear and meaningful.  It was like a world that I only […]

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Results of Book Cover Survey

By Stephen W. Hiemstra Thank you! I want to thank all of you that participated in my book cover survey over the past week.  The survey is now the second most popular posting on T2Pneuma.net since the blog was established in September 2013. Who Participated? Twenty-four people (24) completed the survey.  Everyone responding said that […]

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Marcos 16: Pascua

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra —No se asusten —les dijo—. Ustedes buscan a Jesús el nazareno, el que fue crucificado. ¡Ha resucitado! No está aquí. Miren el lugar donde lo pusieron (Marcos 16:6 NVI). Uno de los recuerdos más vívidos que tengo como una persona joven ha sido la experiencia de un amanecer de Pascua. La […]

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Marco 15: Viernes Santo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Y el centurión, que estaba frente a Jesús, al oír el grito y ver cómo murió, dijo: —¡Verdaderamente este hombre era el Hijo de Dios! (Marco 15:39 NVI) Poncio Pilato va directo al punto: ¿Eres tú el Rey de los Judios? Jesús responde con dos palabras – σὺλέγεις, lo que significa: […]

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Marcos 14: Jueves Santo

Por Stephen W. Hiemstra Tres veces al año todos tus varones se presentarán ante el SEÑOR tu Dios, en el lugar que él elija, para celebrar las fiestas de los Panes sin levadura (הַמַּצּ֛וֹת), de las Semanas (הַשָּׁבֻע֖וֹת) y de las Enramadas (הַסֻּכּ֑וֹת; Deuteronomio 16:16 NVI). Semana Santa como la conocemos, es a menudo celebrado […]

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