Randall Holm



Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Diploma Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, 1978
Certificate, M.A., Ph.D. Laval University, 1979; 1988; 1995






Teaching Fields

Biblical Studies


Professional Experience

2000 - Present: Providence University College, Faculty
1995 - 2000: Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Faculty
1979 - 1995: Pastoral Ministries, Writer, Speaker




"Pentecost: Women & Emancipation Day?" Eastern Journal of Practical Theology (EJPT), 5:2 (1991), 27-34.

"Ordination of Women, Testimony (May 1992).

"The Baptism in the Holy Spirit", Testimony (June 1992).

"Speaking in Other Tongues: Our Pentecostal Distinctive", Testimony (July 1992).

"Divorce and Remarriage", Testimony, August 1992.

"Developing an Understanding of Divine Healing", Pentecostal Testimony (Oct., 1992).

"Holm Responds: An examination to Kevin Shanahan & Emancipation from the Outside," EJPT, 7:1 (1993).

"In Search of the Holy Grail: The Religious Quest for Certitude", EJPT, 8:1 (1994), pp. 26-41.

"Varieties of Pentecostal Experience: Pragmatism and the Doctrinal Development of Pentecostalism." EJPT (1996).

"Towards an Epistemology of Missions," Journal of Asian Missions 4:1 (2002): 31-41.

Cadences of the Heart: A Walkabout in Search of Pentecostal Preaching. Didaskalia (Fall, 2003).

"My face off With Technology," Testimony 88:7 (July/Aug 2007).

"Where does the Time Go?," Testimony 88:8 (Sept 2007).

"Sicko Meets the Church," Testimony 88:9 (October, 2007).

"Is it Just War? What would Jesus say to Augustine? Testimony 88:10 (Nov. 2007).

"Of Malls and Mangers: Wielding an Ancient Weapon Against a Culture of Consumption," Testimony 88:11 (Dec. 2007).

"Stretchmarks of faith: Looking at the Elasticity of Faith and Church in Canadian Culture," Testimony 89:1 (Jan. 2008).

"This is my Song: Power of Story," Testimony 89:4 (May 2008).

"Growing Up Pentecostal and the Journey Forward" Enrich 5:1.

"Two Orders of Canada: How's a Country Made Better," Testimony 89:9 (October 2008).

"Seasons of Resurrection: Finding Purpose in the Weave of God's Grace," Testimony 89:3 (April 2008).

"What can you say: Encountering the God beyond Words," Testimony 89:4 (July 2008).

"The Christmas Story Seldom Told," Testimony 89:11 (Dec 2008).

"Bridging a Divide: A new breed of Writers Tackles the topic of Faith," Testimony 90:1 (Jan 2009).

"Coffee Culture and the Church," Testimony 90:2 (Feb. 2009).

"Rummage Sales, Blogs and the Pursuit of Faith. Who has the Final Word? Testimony 90:8 (Sept 2009).

"Piecing together the Mystery," Testimony 90:11 (Dec 2009)


Varieties of Pentecostal Experience: Society of Pentecostal Studies (SPS) 1993

The Struggle of one Pentecostal Denomination with the bugbear of Institutionalism (SPS) 1994

Pentecostals in Canada: A Turning Point. Joint Conference of Eastern and Western Ontario, 1995

Towards An Epistemology of Missions. Society of Biblical Literature Conference. Minneapolis, Minn. (2001)

Acts 7 and the Destiny of the Holy Spirit," SPS, (2003).

“Master's College and Seminary: A Case Study in a Pentecostal Integration of Faith and Learning." SPS (2004)

"Tongues as a Blush in the Presence of God." SPS (2008)

"The Function of Myth and Remembrance in Pentecostalism in the Canadian Mid-West." SPS (2009).

"I'm Still There: A Reaffirmation of Ron Kydd's Legacy." SPS (2010)

"Taize: A Sabbatical from Noise," Experience Worship 1 (June, 2010).


"Pulling back the Darkness: Starbound with Jon Anderson." in Call me the Seeker: Listening to Religion in Popular Culture. ed. Michael Gilmour. New York: Continuum, 2005.

"Canadian Pentecostal Spirituality: These Boots were Made for Walking," in Canadian Pentecostalism. Michael Wilkenson ed., Queen-McGill Press,2009

"The Function of Myth and Remembrance in Pentecostalism in the Canadian Mid-West." Winds From the North, Michael Wilkenson, Peter Althouse, ed., Boston: Brill, 2010.

Book Reviews

Bailey, Kenneth. Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story. Downers Grove: IVP, 2003. Didaskalia (Fall 2003).

Emberley, Peter C. Divine Hnger: Canadians on a Spiritual Walkabout. Toronto: Harper Collins, 2002. Didaskalia (Spring 2004).


 Provf Talks

2015:What Does Boston To Do With Los Angeles? Pentecostals and the Pragmatic Imagination

2014: Reading Dangerously: The Bible Bound and Free


Personal Interests



Course Information


Course Syllabi

112.21 Biblical Theology I: Old Testament Studies

112.32 Biblical Theology II: NT Studies

121.12 Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology II

124.31 Biblical Poetry I: Psalms

154.10 Biblical Interpretation I: Study Methods

411.41 Pastoral Theology

411.42 Pastoral Ethics

411.43 Rethinking the Church for the 21st Century



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