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Pentecostalism And Charismatic Movements In Nigeria: Factors Of Growth And Inherent Challenges, Matthews A. Ojo Sep 2018

Pentecostalism And Charismatic Movements In Nigeria: Factors Of Growth And Inherent Challenges, Matthews A. Ojo

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

Since about 1986, i.e. in the past 46 years and within our own generation, we have witnessed certain fundamental changes in the way Christianity is perceived and practiced in Nigeria, and in other parts ofWest Africa. The most substantial change is associated with a kind of spirituality brought into existence by the rise of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements. This new religious effervescence is part of what is generally referred to as the Charismatic Renewal, a revivalist movement within the Christian church with global dimension. From its old form as a sectarian religion in Africa in the early twentieth century ...


The Unity Of Brotherhood In The African Church: Establishing A Biblical Self-Identity In The Shared Leadership Of Elders, Dr. J. R. Miller Sep 2018

The Unity Of Brotherhood In The African Church: Establishing A Biblical Self-Identity In The Shared Leadership Of Elders, Dr. J. R. Miller

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

The continent of Africa has an enduring Christian legacy; both in what has been penned in the annals of history, and in the future that has yet to be written. Writing as an observer from the West, it is my hope that the Church in Africa can build on recent progress and overcome the errors of history to build a strong church on the foundation of the historic biblical faith she helped foster in the early centuries of Christianity. The African Church can grow stronger through the establishment oflocal congregations founded on shared leadership (more than one man leading the ...


A Christian Response To Boko Haram Insurgency In Nigeria, Gwamna Dogara Je'adayibe Sep 2018

A Christian Response To Boko Haram Insurgency In Nigeria, Gwamna Dogara Je'adayibe

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

Nigeria, particularly the north-eastern region, has been the target of a sustained Islamist terrorist onslaught for many years, leading to massive human causalities, the loss of property, and destabilisation of socio-economic, religious and cultural processes. A major target of these attacks have been Christians and churches. This paper attempts to address some of these disturbing trends with specific focus on the Boko Haram Islamic insurgency group, which has attracted scholarly discourse since its formation, growth and spread. Diverse views have emerged as to its etymology, intentions, factors for their emergence, and source of growth and sponsors. This paper examines the ...


The Nigeria Civil War Revival And Its Progeny, Dr. Danny Mccain Sep 2018

The Nigeria Civil War Revival And Its Progeny, Dr. Danny Mccain

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

The Pentecostal and Charismatic outpouring that began during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970, popular referred to as the Nigerian Civil-War Revival, introduced new elements into the experience and practice of Christianity in the country. It was a revitalizing force characterized by a renewed emphasis on prayer, holy living, Bible study, and evangelism. It was also marked by spiritual phenomena such as the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues and the operation of spiritual gifts, particularly healing and prophecy. The movement has gone through several phases since those early days and this article examines ...


Journal In Entirety Jan 2016

Journal In Entirety

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

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Journal In Entirety Oct 2014

Journal In Entirety

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

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Of Bombs, Grenades & The Church: Violent Attacks Of Islamic Militias And The Ethical-Theological Options For Evangelical Christians In Northern Nigeria, Matthew Michael Oct 2014

Of Bombs, Grenades & The Church: Violent Attacks Of Islamic Militias And The Ethical-Theological Options For Evangelical Christians In Northern Nigeria, Matthew Michael

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

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The City And The Mission Of God: A New Paradigm For Christian Missions, Dr. Godspower Ugboh Oct 2014

The City And The Mission Of God: A New Paradigm For Christian Missions, Dr. Godspower Ugboh

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Living An Earthly Life In View Of Its Eternal Consequence: A Dialogue With The Prologue And Epilogue Of The Hebrew Qoheleth, Joel Kamsen Tihitshak Biwul Oct 2014

Living An Earthly Life In View Of Its Eternal Consequence: A Dialogue With The Prologue And Epilogue Of The Hebrew Qoheleth, Joel Kamsen Tihitshak Biwul

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Theological Education And Leadership Development, Ray Easley Oct 2014

Theological Education And Leadership Development, Ray Easley

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Power, Violence, And The Church's Responsibility For Peace-Building, Dr. David H. Kajom Oct 2014

Power, Violence, And The Church's Responsibility For Peace-Building, Dr. David H. Kajom

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

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Understanding Paul's Contextualization Methods For Mission Engagement In Africa, Gwamna Dogara Je'adayibe Oct 2013

Understanding Paul's Contextualization Methods For Mission Engagement In Africa, Gwamna Dogara Je'adayibe

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Journal In Entirety Oct 2013

Journal In Entirety

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Building Self-Replicating Core Teams For Church Planting, Dr. J. R. Miller Oct 2013

Building Self-Replicating Core Teams For Church Planting, Dr. J. R. Miller

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


The Poor, Poverty, And Spiritual Growth, Dr. Duada A. Gava Oct 2013

The Poor, Poverty, And Spiritual Growth, Dr. Duada A. Gava

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.


Between The Signifier And The Signified: A Theological Approach, Chinonye C. Ekwueme Ugwu Oct 2013

Between The Signifier And The Signified: A Theological Approach, Chinonye C. Ekwueme Ugwu

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

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The Significance Of The Son Of Man Terminology In Ezekiel, Dr. Offiong Etuk Udoibok Oct 2013

The Significance Of The Son Of Man Terminology In Ezekiel, Dr. Offiong Etuk Udoibok

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No abstract provided.


Re-Interpreting Luke 4:18-19 In The Light Of Urban Renewal In Contemporary Nigeria, Dr. Godspower Ugboh Oct 2013

Re-Interpreting Luke 4:18-19 In The Light Of Urban Renewal In Contemporary Nigeria, Dr. Godspower Ugboh

The WATS Journal: An Online Journal from West Africa Theological Seminary

No abstract provided.