Are the Assemblies of God Churches accepting Theistic Evolution?

(Henry Stoddard) #1

Since Dr. Amos Yong accepts BioLogos and he is an Assemblies of God pastor, does that mean that their churches are accepting some form of evolutionary creationism?

(George Brooks) #2

Henry, It’s my experience that Assemblies of God congregants and pastors generally aren’t too comfortable with college degrees in general … let alone the application of evolutionary science.

I guess I’ll have to take a look at this Dr. Yong … and see what he is about …

Here’s some of his work as listed in Wiki:

Discerning the Spirit(s): A Pentecostal-Charismatic Contribution to Christian Theology of Religions (2000) ISBN 9781841271330

Spirit-Word-Community: Theological Hermeneutics in Trinitarian Perspective (2002) ISBN 9780754605416

Beyond the Impasse: Toward a Pneumatological Theology of Religions (2003) ISBN 9780801026126

The Spirit Poured Out on All Flesh: Pentecostalism and the Possibility of Global Theology (2005) ISBN 9780801027703

Theology and Down Syndrome: Reimagining Disability in Late Modernity (2007) ISBN 9781602580060

Hospitality and the Other: Pentecost, Christian Practices, and the Neighbor (2008) ISBN 9781570757723

In the Days of Caesar: Pentecostalism and Political Theology - The Cadbury Lectures 2009 (2010) ISBN 9780802864062

The Bible, Disability, and the Church: A New Vision of the People of God (2011) ISBN 9780802866080

The Spirit of Creation: Modern Science and Divine Action in the Pentecostal-Charismatic Imagination (2011) ISBN 9780802866127

Who is the Holy Spirit?: A Walk with the Apostles (2011) ISBN 9781557256355

The Cosmic Breath: Spirit and Nature in the Christian-Buddhism-Science Trialogue (2012) ISBN 9789004205130

Pneumatology and the Christian-Buddhist Dialogue, Does the Spirit Blow through the Middle Way? (2012) ISBN 9789004231177

Spirit of Love: A Trinitarian Theology of Grace (2012) ISBN 9781602583269

Renewing Christian Theology: Systematics for a Global Christianity (2014) ISBN 1602587612

The Future of Evangelical Theology: Soundings from the Asian American Diaspora (InterVarsity Press, 2014) ISBN 0830840605

"Many Tongues, Many Senses: Pentecost, the Body Politic, and the Redemption of Dis/ability.” Pneuma 31, 2 (2009): 167-188.

(with Dale M. Coulter) "From West to East: The Renewal of the Leading Journal in Pentecostal Studies.” Pneuma 10, 2 (2011): 147-173.

"Sons and Daughters, Young and Old: Toward a Pentecostal Theology of the Family.” PentecoStudies 10, 2 (2011): 147-173.

"Science and Religion: Introducing the Issues, Entering the Debates–A Review Essay.” Christian Scholar’s Review 40, 2 (Winter 2011): 189-203.

"Reading Scripture and Nature: Pentecostal Hermeneutics and Their Implications for the Contemporary Evangelical Theology and Science Conversation.” Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 63, 1 (March 2011): 3-15.

"Disability and the Love of Wisdom: De-Forming, Re-Forming, and Per-Forming Philosophy of Religion.” Evangelical Review of Theology 35, 2 (April 2011): 160-176.

“The Spirit of Science: Are Pentecostals Ready to Engage the Discussion?” Cyberjournal for Pentecostal-Charismatic Research (April 20, 2011).

"Disability Theology of the Resurrection: Persisting Questions and Additional Considerations–A Response to Ryan Mullins.” Ars Disputandi 12 (2012).

"Pentecostal Scholarship and Scholarship on Pentecostalism: The Next Generation.” Pneuma 34, 2 (2012): 161-165.

"What’s Love Got to Do With It?: The Sociology of Godly Love and the Renewal of Modern Pentecostalism.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 21, 1 (2012): 113-134.

"Informality, Illegality, and Improvisation: Theological Reflections on Money, Migration, and Ministry in Chinatown, NYC, and Beyond.” Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion 3, 2 (January 2012).

"Sanctification, Science, and the Spirit: Salvaging Holiness in the Late Modern World.” Wesleyan Theological Journal 47, 2 (Fall 2012): 36-52.


(Henry Stoddard) #3

Hello George.

I have Dr. Yong’s book dealing with evolutionary creation and the Bible. I also have Dr. Denis’ book on Evolutionary Creation: an approach for the Christian among other books and a German historical novel. Christmas presents. My Nancy always knows what I want. She is a good wife. :grinning:

(system) #4

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