Below The Fold – Fall 2018

 

In The Importance of Calling, Mark Talbot concludes his 2-part series by exploring the Biblical view of calling and the importance of spending time in the Word. Central to Lewis’s supernaturalism was an unapologetic belief in heaven and hell. In this issue, we offer Stephen Eyre’s C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell where we examine and analyze heaven and hell in the writings of C.S. Lewis. Tom Tarrants’ Temptation and Testing reminds us that overcoming temptations are significant means of growth in the Christian life. We are reminded by Cameron McAllister that overlooking atheism’s appeal is a mistake for witnessing to skeptics of the Christian faith. Jim Phillips shares that we have a story to tell and now is the time for us to record our thoughts for our family in Leaving a Legacy. We also share a poem from Edmund Spenser, a classic sermon from C. H. Spurgeon, and an encouragement to read a classic book, The Valley of Vision edited by Arthur Bennett.


KNOWING & DOING
FALL 2018

President's Letter – IF THE BIBLE IS GOD’S WORD TO JESUS, THEN IT IS GOD’S WORD TO ME

JOEL S. WOODRUFF, ED.D.
PRESIDENT, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE

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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. He explains that once he understood the depth of Jesus’s commitment to the authority of Scripture, “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.”

C.S. LEWIS ON HEAVEN AND HELL

STEPHEN EYRE, M.DIV.
CITY DIRECTOR, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE – CINCINNATI

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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.

 

THE GLAMOUR OF ATHEISM

CAMERON MCALLISTER
RZIM ITINERANT SPEAKER

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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.

 

The Importance of Calling

Mark R. Talbot, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College

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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.

 

Temptation and Testing

Thomas A. Tarrants, III, D.Min.
Vice President for Ministry & Director, Washington Area Fellows Program, C.S. Lewis Institute

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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.

Leaving A Legacy

Jim Phillips
City Director, C.S. Lewis Institute – Annapolis

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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.

 

AN ENCOURAGEMENT
TO READ AND PRAY THROUGH
THE VALLEY OF VISION,
EDITED BY ARTHUR BENNETT

Randy Newman
SENIOR TEACHING FELLOW FOR APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELISM, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE

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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

POEM:
MOST GLORIOUS LORD OF LIFE

EDMUND SPENSER (1552/1553 – 1599)
Poet

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In each issue of Knowing & 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.

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE

CHARLES SPURGEON (1834 – 1892)
ENGLISH BAPTIST PREACHER

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

 

 
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