Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Knowing and Doing (Winter 2015)

The Winter 2015 edition of Knowing & Doing – ‘A Teaching Quarterly for Discipleship of Heart and Mind’ – from the C.S. Lewis Institute is now available online (here as a pdf), and contains the following articles:

John Lennox
Science and Faith: Friendly Allies, Not Hostile Enemies
Are science and faith enemies? John Lennox, banquet speaker, explains that science and faith are actually allies.

Paul M. Gould
Is Bigger Better? C.S. Lewis, Atheism, and the Argument from Size
In this article Paul Gould helps us to think through concepts like this from Lewis: “It is a profound mistake to imagine that Christianity ever intended to dissipate the bewilderment and even the terror, the sense of our own nothingness, which come upon us when we think about the nature of things. It comes to intensify them. Without such sensations there is no religion.”

Randy Newman
Leveling the Playing Field: A Strategy for Pre-Evangelism
Randy Newman explains that before we even start some evangelistic conversations, the deck is stacked against us, as nonbelievers assume they’re morally or intellectually superior to believers. Many outside the faith see us as narrow-minded, intolerant, homophobic simpletons. He gives us some valuable techniques to level the playing field so our words are considered rather than dismissed.

Thomas A. Tarrants III
Who Is God? Part 1
The great need of every true believer (and nonbeliever) today is the recovery of a right view of God. Tom Tarrants, Vice President for Ministry and Director, Washington Area Fellows Program, C.S. Lewis Institute, helps us to begin to see Who God Is in this article.

Michael William Schick
God’s Job, Our Job: Knowing the Difference Makes All the Difference
With a culture that increasingly encourages self-absorption, it’s not surprising that many people act like “little gods” who are confused about their role in life versus God’s role over all of life. In this article, adapted from the book by the same title, Michael Schick helps us to sort out the difference.

Tom Schwanda
The Legacy of John Hus
A fascinating look at the life of pastor and church reformer John Hus. Hus devoted himself, much like Luther and Calvin, to study the Scriptures and discover the truth. He would challenge us today to be diligent in the Word of God.

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