Posted By MSH on November 20, 2013
Thanks to Nijay Gupta’s note on Twitter that directed me to this review by Craig Keener.
I’ve not followed the controversy over John MacArthur’s “Strange Fire” conference (a pugnacious criticism of the charismatic movement), which I presume was in part arranged to promote his book. (I didn’t even know there was a book until today – I don’t follow popular preachers at all). But I read the review. Keener is a charismatic scholar I met a couple of years ago at the Pastorum Conference where we were both speakers. I really enjoyed his session and chatting with him. He’s a committed NT scholar with a long history in the charismatic tradition, so the review caught my interest. It’s very good – thoughtful and attentive to detail, offering both positive and negative commentary. If you’re interested in this subject area, this would be something you’ll want to read.