Thursday 1 December 2016

Knowing and Doing (Winter 2016)

The Winter 2016 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:

Joel Woodruff
President’s Letter
Joel S. Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute, suggests a simple way to bring unity among believers from different churches, races, political parties and professional backgrounds is to share our spiritual journey with others.

Randy Newman
The Gift of Music: Common Grace and Common Ground
Music is a great gift, with the power to take us to another world. Though music can move us so much, it makes a poor god! In this article, Dr. Newman expounds on both the common grace and the common ground that can be found through the gift of music.

Bill Kynes
Growing in Prayer Part 1: Hindrances to Prayer
A life of prayer is something to which we are all called and to which we should all aspire. Dr. Kynes discusses what it would mean for us to devote ourselves to prayer, to ‘pray continually’ as instructed by Apostle Paul.

Sandy Smith
Surprised by Belfast: Significant Sites in the Life of C.S. Lewis, Part 4, Queen’s University Belfast and the Surrounding Area
This final article in the “Surprised by Belfast” series focuses on an area that’s often referred to as the University Quarter. More specifically, Queen’s University Belfast is located in this sector – though C.S. Lewis did not study at Queen’s, his mother did. The fact that Lewis’s mother graduated from Queen’s and attended school at Methodist College is reason enough for Lewis enthusiasts to visit the University Quarter in Belfast.

Thomas A. Tarrants, III
Being Led and Transformed by the Holy Spirit
What does the New Testament mean by the phrase led by the Spirit? What is the fruit of His leading in one’s life? This article explores such questions on being led by the Holy Spirit.

Time with God: An Interview with J.I. Packer
This is an excerpt from an interview with J.I. Packer during a C.S. Lewis Institute event held September 26, 2008. J.I. Packer sat down and answered questions from C.S. Lewis Fellows and pastors in the Washington, D.C. area.

J.C. Ryle
What is True Practical Holiness?
In this excerpt from J.C. Ryle’s classic book Holiness: Its Nature, Hindrances, Difficulties, and Roots, Ryle presents twelve points to create a picture of practical holiness.

Learning from the Christmas Animals
This article highlights C.S. Lewis’s poem, The Nativity. We are reminded that, like Lewis, we should also seek after the strength, patience and innocence symbolized in the animals of the Christmas story as we approach this Christmas season. This is a reprint of December 2014 “Reflections”.

Joel S. Woodruff
Scrooges, Traditionalists and Nicholases
This devotional reminds us that this Christmas season, we are to remember that the Scrooges and Traditionalists are in need of a Savior. We need to commit to be more like St. Nicholas who shared his love for Jesus through both his words and gift giving.

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