Wednesday 5 September 2018

Knowing and Doing (Fall 2018)

The Fall 2018 edition of Knowing & Doing – ‘A Teaching Quarterly for Discipleship of Heart and Mind’ – from the C.S. Lewis Institute is now available online (from here), and contains the following articles:

Joel Woodruff
President’s Letter: If the Bible is God’s Word to Jesus, Then it is God’s Word to Me
In his President’s Letter, Joel Woodruff reflects that many years ago he explored the question of the authority of the Bible by reading the Gospels. “I came to believe deeply that God’s Word as revealed in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Scriptures does have authority over me, my beliefs, my choices, and even my lifestyle.” he explains, once he understood the depth of Jesus’s commitment to the authority of Scripture.

Stephen Eyre
C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell
According to Stephen Eyre, the modern age in which we live, and with which C.S. Lewis contested throughout his writings, denies the supernatural. Lewis believed that a vigorous supernaturalism was essential to understanding Christianity. Central to Lewis’s supernaturalism was an unapologetic belief in heaven and hell. In this article, Eyre discusses heaven and hell in the writings of C.S Lewis.

Cameron McAllister
The Glamour of Atheism
In this article, Cameron McAllister makes the case that overlooking atheism’s appeal constitutes a serious strategic mistake for those of us who want to discuss the gospel with skeptics.

Mark R. Talbot
The Importance of Calling
In this second article in a two-part series addressing vocation and calling, Mark Talbot discusses the importance of a biblical view of calling and the importance of spending enough time each day in God’s written word.

Thomas A. Tarrants, III
Temptation and Testing
Tom Tarrants observes that we either obey God or disobey Him, there is no other option, and He holds us accountable for our choices. Temptation and testing are intimately bound up with these decisions. In this article, Tarrants looks at what the Bible teaches about the nature of temptation, its sources and consequences, and how to overcome it. He also looks at the closely related theme of testing. He explains that passing tests and overcoming temptations are significant means of growth in the Christian life.

Jim Phillips
Leaving a Legacy
Jim Phillips suggests that “now is the time” for us to record our thoughts for our family about how Jesus has been at work in our lives. He states that if you are a follower of Jesus, you have a story to tell.

Randy Newman
An Encouragement to Read and Prat through The Valley of Vision, edited by Arthur Bennett
Randy Newman believes there’s great benefit from praying old prayers, and encourages the reading of The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions.

Edmund Spenser (1552/1553-1599)
Poem: Most Glorious Lord of Life
In each issue of Knowing and Doing we include a poem as part of our desire to promote discipleship of the heart and mind. Poems stir affection, inspire devotion and stimulate emotions. No wonder the Scriptures contains so many of them! And by the way, C.S. Lewis loved poetry.

C.H. Spurgeon
How to Read the Bible
An inspiring classic sermon from the pulpit of C. H. Spurgeon that we hope will be a blessing to you.

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