Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies

Robert Menzies, (Ph.D. University of Aberdeen) is an adjunct professor at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary in the Philippines. He has taught at Bible schools and seminaries in the Philippines, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, Holland, Korea, and the United States.

Dr. Menzies has authored several books on the work of the Spirit, including Spirit and Power: Foundations of Pentecostal Experience (Zondervan, 2000), Christ-Centered: The  Evangelical Nature of Pentecostal Theology (Cascade, 2020), and The End of History: Pentecostals and a Fresh Approach to the Apocalypse (ACPT Press, 2022). Dr. Menzies’ writings on the work of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament have served as a catalyst for fresh thinking in this area.

For the past 20 years Dr. Menzies, along with his wife, has lived and served in China. They have two daughters who grew up in China and now live in the U.S. with their husbands. Dr. Menzies is currently the director of Synergy, an organization that seeks to enable rural village people in Southwest China to live productive and fruitful lives.

Blog Entries

Sober Optimism

Opposition and Opportunity

This conversation did raise for me, two important questions. How do we view the world around us, and particularly its political and social institutions? And how will God’s redemptive plan, God’s kingdom, be ushered in in all of its fullness?

Blog Entries

A Strong Foundation: Pentecostal Revival in Yunnan Province

Beginning in 1993 and running into the first decade of the twenty-first century many other Pentecostal believers in the villages of Wu Ding County left their TSPM churches and established their own Pentecostal house churches due to opposition. Now there are over 40 Pentecostal churches in Wu Ding that network together.

Blog Entries

The Seed of the Church and the Modern Missions Movement

The Lord is building this eternal dwelling and the stones he is using to construct this beautiful “holy temple” include dedicated young men and women from various parts of China like the two martyrs in Pakistan and like the Bernheims.

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Urban Churches in China

A Pentecostal Case Study

An author has noted that societies being shaped by the forces of modernization and urbanization represent fertile ground for the seeds of Pentecostal revival. Menzies supports this claim in a case study that gives us the history and growth of the Li Xin Church, a large, Pentecostal house-church network.

Blog Entries

Pentecostal Theology and the Chinese Church

A look at the impact and continuing influence of Pentecostal theology in the Chinese church.