John Stott said that as he approached the end of his pilgrimage on earth, that he had come to see that God's purpose for His people is to become like Christ. From Knowing & Doing Fall 2011
In this video, Robert Coleman reminds us that the invitation from Jesus is simple and to the point: Follow Me.
C.S. Lewis concluded that in His love for us, what God wants from us is: all of us. From "Reflections" February 2011
Tim Keller reminds us that discipleship is not just a matter of bending our wills to Jesus’ will; it is a melting of our hearts into a whole new shape when we experience a love beyond anything we've ever known. From Knowing & Doing Winter 2011
Can followers of Jesus give credible evidence for the reliability of the Gospels? In this lecture from our Basic Apologetics Course, Dr. Art Lindsley says we can.
In this article, Greg Ogden says he realized that Jesus commands us to love God and the ones for whom He laid down his life because Jesus believes that we can actually do it! From Knowing & Doing Summer 2012
In this video, Greg Ogden teaches that discipling is an intentional relationship in which we walk alongside others to encourage and challenge one another in love to grow toward maturity in Christ.
In this "Reflections," C.S Lewis assures us that wherever the will conferred by the Creator is offered back in delighted and delighting obedience by the creature, there, most undoubtedly, is Heaven.
In this audio, Robb Norris shows us how we can be drawn day by day to rejoice and delight in who God is.
Bill Kynes reminds us that nothing that this world has to offer can compare to this surpassing greatness of knowing Jesus Christ. From Knowing & Doing, Spring 2011
In this 44 minute lecture Edmund Clowney explains that we are to shine in holiness and in truth.
Nothing is more important than the message of the gospel–the good new of the love of God in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.Knowing & Doing, Summer 2010.
What kind of person are you? Reflections, May 2010.
James Houston teaches us what is different about the Christian mind in this 31 minute lecture.
J.I. Packer shares about his own time alone with God and the materials that he uses devotionally. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2008.
Do you pray for your faith to increase? Reflections, April 2010.
In this 36 minute lecture Art Lindsley concludes his teaching on how we can grow to view ourselves through a theological lens rather than through a cultural lens.
How spiritually mature are you? Are you continuing to mature? J. Oswald Sanders shows us how to diagnose spiritual immaturity in ourselves.Knowing & Doing, Fall 2005.
In the light of God's grace to us, we can do no less than to forgive others.Reflections, July 2007.
Art Lindsley helps us to think about our identity and our connection to culture in this 36 minute lecture.
A.W. Tozer explores the major forces that shape our lives. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2007.
How realistic are your ideas about love? Reflections, April 2008.
Stuart McAlpine both teaches about God's character and personality and whets your appetite for more in this 33 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program. For more information on the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program, please click here.
Let us be clear on this. Christianity is not in essence a moral code or ascetic routine, as J.I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett remind us in Knowing & Doing, Summer 2011.
Art Lindsley explores absolute truth through the eyes of C.S. Lewis.Knowing & Doing, Fall 2002.
What does it mean to be spiritually bankrupt? Reflections, September 2006.
In this 32 minute lecture Thomas Tarrants concludes his teaching on sin, looking at its true meaning in our lives.
Bill Kynes teaches us what being united with Christ really means.Knowing & Doing, Spring 2008.
Is your hope fixed on heaven? Reflections, April 2005.
Tom Tarrants helps us to understand the effect of sin in our lives and what our reaction to it should be in this 33 minute lecture.
Dennis P. Hollinger teaches that our body is a good gift from God, it is the physical reality through which we are called to live our lives for the glory of God. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2005 and Summer 2009.
We judge each other by external actions. God judges us by our moral choices.Reflections, September 2009.
Rebecca DeYoung helps us to look at who God is calling each of us to be in this 38 minute lecture.
Tom Tarrants adds to his series on fighting sin by warning us against the effects of living a life as a "carnal Christian." Knowing & Doing, Summer 2013
God wants to cure us of all our sins, the ones we know about and the ones we don't. Reflections, October 2009.
Rebecca DeYoung looks at what contemporary culture has to say about the seven deadly sins in this 37 minute lecture.
Art Lindsley walks us through the themes of Creation, Fall and Redemption in the Bible. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2009
What would you say, is the greatest thought that has ever passed through your mind? Reflections, March 2010
Chris Mitchell concludes his teaching from C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity on what sets Christians apart from non-Christians in this 26 minute lecture and video.
Jim Houston takes us through C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces and shows us that the book helps to explain the contemporary conflicts and chaos of our lives and so much of the confusion within our society today. Knowing & Doing,Spring 2006.
Do you see your vocation as part of your spiritual life? Reflections, May 2013.
This 27 minute lecture and video is part three of Chris Mitchell's inspired teaching from the book Mere Christianity.
Art Lindsley helps us to explore C.S. Lewis's experience of grief as well as his writing on the subject. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2001
Does the stunning beauty of a sunset, the awe of starry heavens, a deeply moving story or poem, arouse within you for a brief moment an awareness and desire for your true home? Reflections, January 2010
Chris Mitchell continues to teach us about what Christians believe in this 25 minute lecture and video.
A closer look at Helen Joy Davidman (Mrs. C.S. Lewis) and her impact on Lewis’s work. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2005.
What purpose does theology serve? Reflections, July 2010.
Chris Mitchell teaches us about what Christians believe in this 23 minute lecture and video.
Philip Ryken clarifies the many ways C.S. Lewis reached, connected and engaged others through evangelism. Knowing and Doing, Fall 2009.
Have you measured your spiritual health lately? Reflections, January 2003.
Chris Mitchell concludes his lecture on the links between reason and imagination in this 22 minute teaching.
One of the factors that brought Lewis to public attention was his unblushing affirmation of the supernatural–God, demons, and miracles. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2004
Are you thinking of, and longing for, heaven? Reflections, December 2006.
Chris Mitchell looks more deeply at the links between reason and imagination in this 27 minute lecture.
How have your friendships affected your life? Earl Palmer looks at the friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in this article. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2009.
What are we to make of Christ? Reflections, September 2004.
Art Lindsley concludes his lecture illustrating the importance C.S. Lewis placed on imagination in this 22 minute session.
Art Lindsley gives us an outline of the major events in C.S. Lewis's life.
Joel Woodruff explores Lewis's life-long adventure of seeking ways to help those around him. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2013.
Do you prefer old books or modern books? C.S. Lewis thinks you should lean toward the old ones. Reflections, February 2010.
In this 34 minute lecture Art Lindsley begins to outline C.S. Lewis's perspectives on both reason and imagination.
In this Profile of Faith, Lyle Dorsett looks at C.S. Lewis's life as Author, Christian Apologist, Oxford Don. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2006
"In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." Do you believe that? Reflections, June 2012
Cherie Harder interviews Congressman Frank Wolf and Ambassador Tony Hall on calling, character and commitment in the secular world in this 30 minute session.
Are you more like Jesus than you were a year ago? Donald Whitney has 10 questions to ask to make sure you're still growing spiritually. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2007
Would you consider a New Year's resolution to pray to ask God to help you better obey Him this year, not because of what He can do for you, but rather, because of who He is? Reflections, January 2013
Ravi Zacharias gives a very stirring argument for living out the faith we claim to have in this 52 minute lecture.
Art Lindsley tells us how to sow the seeds of character in our lives. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2006
Are you growing spiritually? Reflections, August 2005
In this 39 minute lecture Dennis Hollinger teaches us about the great need for our faith in times of crisis.
Art Lindsley explains the Biblical relationship between love and character.Knowing & Doing, Fall 2006
He is remembered as the ugliest runner who ever won an Olympic championship. But more importantly he was a man who was totally committed to putting God first. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2012
What does Christmas mean to you? Reflections, December 2009
In this 35 minute lecture Art Lindsley concludes his lecture on just how much we contribute to our own salvation.
Jesus said "Follow Me". Have you ever probed the meaning of this phrase? If not, you should, because it can lead to a profound, transforming change in how you think about and live the Christian life. Knowing & Doing, Fall, 2011
Who are you and what are you becoming? Reflections, January 2006
In this 29 minute lecture Art Lindsley tells us just how much we contribute to our own salvation.
Do leadership and moral character go hand in hand? Knowing & Doing, Fall 2002
How would you measure the success and failure in your life? Knowing & Doing, Fall 2001
Are you content with simply being nice? Reflections, May 2008
Stuart McAlpine concludes his teaching on the nature of the community of believers in this 27 minute lecture.
Cherie Harder shares real life examples of the benefits of Christian community. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2008
Henry Venn writes this letter to his friend Jonathan when he learns Jonathan is now a Christian. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2009
Have you considered the potential effect of your decisions and actions on your neighbor's soul and the awesome responsibility this places upon you?Reflections, April 2004
Stuart McAlpine continues his teaching on the nature of the community of believers in this 33 minute lecture.
A touching illustration of how God works through every part of our lives, even our sorrows and disappointments. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2013
Are you holding back your love toward God and others out of the fear of being wounded? Reflections, 2012
James Houston concludes his teaching on the aspects of living in a Christian community in this 21 minute lecture.
Stuart McAlpine helps us to understand the nature of the community of the believers in this 29 minute lecture.
A thoughtful look at the qualities that should be part of any community, any church. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2005
To be Christian means to forgive the inexcusable in others, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in us. Reflections, January 2007.
James Houston teaches about three aspects of living in Christian community: the way we live within the family of God, how we are enriched within the community of saints and how we are directed in the companionship of soul–friends, in this 38 minute lecture.
Do we really need others? Do others really need us? What happens when we live our lives in isolation? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2005
Do you discount the knowledge and experience that God has given you?Reflections, March 2012
Chris Mitchell helps us to understand the deeper meanings in C.S. Lewis's book Mere Christianity in this 28 minute lecture.
Chris Mitchell continues unpacking the deeper meanings in C.S. Lewis's book Mere Christianity in this 31 minute lecture.
Part two of last week's treatment of "the flesh", and the conclusion to the compelling mini series on the Hindrances to Discipleship. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2013.
When the "training wheels" of feeling come off, we begin to learn how to walk by faith, not sight. Reflections, January 2008
In this 39 minute video from a series of lectures on C.S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters, Jerry Root teaches how we can detect and overcome the overtures of the evil one. The Screwtape Letters is one of Lewis's most famous books, in which, by means of an imaginary correspondence between a senior tempter, Screwtape, and a junior devil, Wormwood, Lewis gives us penetrating insights into how the unseen powers of evil work to ensnare and destroy those who seek to follow Christ.
If we ever hope to make progress as disciples of Jesus–to think as He thought, to want what He wanted, to feel as He felt, to act as He acted–we must understand and deal with our flesh and the sins it produces. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2012
We can easily become confused and discouraged in the valleys of life.Reflections, March 2005
Stuart McAlpine concludes his teaching on what is needed to successfully engage in spiritual warfare in this 52 minute lecture.
What does the Bible have to say about evil spirits? Knowing & Doing, Summer 2009
"The devil is a master fisherman: he baits the hook according to the appetite of the fish" Reflections, 2011
Stuart McAlpine teaches us what is needed to successfully engage in spiritual warfare in this 32 minute lecture.
Art Lindsley walks us through the classic The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe giving us a greater understanding of the plot and the message.Knowing & Doing, Winter 2005
Do you believe the devil is real or just a figment of your imagination?Reflections, January 2004
Greg Ogden teaches us how to reproduce disciples in this 42 minute video.
Think you don't have to share the gospel if you don't have the gift of Evangelism? This article will change that perception. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2013
God is not a nature-God, but the God of Nature–her inventor, maker, owner, and controller. Reflections, September 2005
Randy Newman teaches us to use questions as a method of evangelism in this very engaging 74 minute lecture.
Is it okay to be passionate about political positions, sports personalities, the cars we prefer, or the food we desire, but not our faith? Knowing & Doing,Spring 2009
The creative use of story may be a good way to communicate with some of our spiritual hungry friends and neighbors about God. Reflections, August 2010
In this 43 minute lecture, Stuart McAlpine concludes teaching us that out of our understanding and experience of atonement must come our engagement with those for whom Christ died.
What exactly is apologetics? Knowing & Doing, Summer 2002
How often do you think about the Second Coming of Christ? Reflections, April 2009
In this 30 minute audio, Stuart McAlpine teaches us that out of our understanding and experience of atonement must come our engagement with those for whom Christ died.
Greg Ogden describes a simple, yet reproducible way to grow disciples of Jesus who will leave your practice of ministry forever changed and your church populated with self-initiating, reproducing disciples of Christ. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2008.
Do you ever wonder "What in the world is God doing, what is the purpose in all of this?" Reflections, July 2005
Joel Woodruff helps us to understand the mission of the Church in this 33 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program. For more information on the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program please click here.
In this 42 minute audio Os Guinness unflinchingly answers the question - Globally speaking, will the West recover its relation to its roots?
What can C.S. Lewis teach us about authentic discipleship? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2011
Is your church drawing you into Christ? Reflections, March 2008
Tom Tarrants teaches us about the cost of discipleship in this 31 minute video from the Heart and Mind Discipleship Program. For more information on the Heart and Mind Discipleship Program please click here.
One of the great challenges for all Christians is to hold the balance between mind and heart, between doctrine and experience. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2011
What is shaping you? Reflections, March 2004
What are you willing to sacrifice to follow Christ? Bill Kynes guides us to consider that question in this 40 minute video from the Journey Program. For more information on the Journey Program please click here.
Much of the communication around us operates as if the God of heaven and earth does not exist. It presses upon us from all directions and tries to mold how we think, feel, and act. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2012
Only Jesus Christ can help us discover and become who we are meant to be.Reflections, September 2011
In this 32 minute lecture Robb Norris concludes his teaching on the way we, as Christians, are called to develop and grow in this world
Are you "pressing on" towards maturity as a follower of Christ? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2005
Blessed is the man or woman who wholeheartedly submits to God’s plan!Reflections, June 2009
In this 32 minute lecture Robb Norris teaches us the way we, as Christians, are called to develop and grow in this world.
What are some of the implications of being “in Christ?” Knowing & Doing,Summer, 2007
When is the right time to choose Christ? Reflections, October 2007
Kris Lundgaard concludes his teaching on sin and the enemy within in this 48 minute lecture.
Tom Tarrants makes the case for Satan’s existence and dissects some of the approaches used by Satan throughout history to confuse us and keep us from leading fruitful lives. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2012
Has your love for your family become a rival to Christ? Reflections, September 2008
In this 43 minute lecture Kris Lundgaard teaches us that God loves us completely, even though as believers we continue to struggle against our flesh.
What is self-deception, exactly? And how do we get away with it? Knowing & Doing, Winter 2010
What is The Great Sin? Reflections, May 2003
Randy Newman gives us a deeper grasp of what has taken place if we have become Christians in this 23 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program. For more information about the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program please click here.
Which is more dangerous to our spiritual lives - adversity or success?Reflections, February 2005
Stuart McAlpine concludes his teachings on the depths of sin in this 34 minute lecture.
Is it ever okay for Christians to hate? Knowing & Doing, Summer 2008
How seriously do you take your sin? Reflections, October 2008
Stuart McAlpine teaches that sin is a deep and serious matter in this 40 minute lecture.
In the midst of sin and evil, we can rejoice that God has overcome evil and even death, and that through Christ, we too shall overcome them.Knowing & Doing, Spring 2005
Sin is not simply a matter of the individual sins we commit. Reflections,February 2008
The Lord's desire is that we know who we are, sinners who have been justified by Christ, and that we know our potential, saints who are living holy lives that honor and glorify God. 39 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program. To learn more about the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program please click here.
George Orwell famously said, "Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious." We live in such a time today. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2011
Bill Kynes beautifully teaches God's story of redemption in this 34 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program. To learn more about the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program please click here.
One of the most important attributes for understanding God and ourselves is God's holiness. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2008
What do you most desire in life? Reflections, December 2004
Stuart McAlpine concludes his insightful lecture about the Holiness of God in this 34 minute lecture.
If heaven is the destination, what is the goal? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2003
Have you ever wondered what it means to "know" God and Jesus Christ?Reflections, January 2005
Stuart McAlpine begins to teach us about the Holiness of God in this 36 minute lecture.
How do you measure your growth in maturity? Knowing & Doing, Winter 2005
God has a great plan for us—greater than we can possibly imagine.Reflections, November 2009
What is the place of Apologetics in Evangelism? Art Lindsley addresses this question in this 26 minute video from The Journey Program. To learn more about The Journey Program please click here.
How up-to-date is your faith? Knowing & Doing, Winter 2003.
If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God, in the end it will make no difference what you have chosen instead. Reflections, April 2006
Art Lindsley teaches in this 30 minute video that to effectively share our fiath with someone we first need to understand theri worldview. From theJourney Program. To learn more about The Journey Program please click here.
Jerry Root teaches the differences between Objectivity and Subjectivity and explains C.S. Lewis's position on them both in this Knowing & Doingarticle from Summer 2009.
How do you speak about Jesus when you talk to others about him?Reflections, November 2006.
Sharing good news is fun and exciting! How long has it been since you shared the good news of your salvation? Gerard Long helps us to see the need to evangelize in this 33 minute video from the Heart & Mind Discipleship Program.
Art Lindsley explores how C.S. Lewis would respond to Postmodernism.Knowing & Doing, Spring 2002
Have you ever wondered what "Mere Christianity" means? Reflections,January 2012
Michael Ramsden shares how to be salt & light in a secular culture in this 27 minute audio.
Do you believe that Jesus is the only way to God? Knowing & Doing, Spring 2009.
Holy Spirit will teach us Truth and establish in us foundations that will sustain us in good times and bad. Reflections, March 2006.
In this 30 minute lecture Stuart McAllister explains that we need clear voices and a majestic vision to be effective witnesses.
The story of William Wilberforce, abolitionist and passionate servant of Christ. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2007.
Robin King shares how he came to understand why God had placed him in his job. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2003
How do we communicate our faith to people of other cultures in a way that makes sense to them? Stuart McAllister explores this question and it's ramifications in this 40 minute lecture.
John Stott teaches us what God’s purpose is for His people. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2009
Michelle Knott shares how she came to see how she could glorify God as a stay at home mom. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2003
Os Guinness continues his thought-provoking lecture on our calling in this lecture.
Ray Blunt shares what he has learned from the writings of Dallas Willard on being a leader. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2003.
Ashley Storm shares how one C.S. Lewis Institute fellow responds to God's call in her life and learns that promotions along the career ladder of faith are rarely written on the world's terms. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2008.
Ken Broussard shares how he has found God to be faithful through every change that has come his way. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2008.
Do you think of your work as a holy calling and as a responsibility given to you by God? Knowing & Doing, Fall 2008.
Do you want your life to make a difference? Art Lindsley teaches how to pursue God's call on your life. From the Journey Program. For more information on the Journey Program, click here.
What would you be willing to give up to follow Christ? Knowing & Doing, Summer 2011.
Chris Morris shares the story of how he came to understand that he could impact his workplace for Christ. Knowing & Doing, Summer 2007.
Jim Houston concludes his lecture teaching us that there are various things that can positively or negatively affect our transformation through the study of God's word in this 30 minute lecture.
What you ponder shapes your whole being for good or ill.
If ever there was a time when believers need to use their minds fully in matters ranging from daily living to our understanding of God, that time is now. Reflections, September 2010.
Jim Houston teaches us that there are various things that can positivelyor negatively affect our transformation through the study of God's word in this 37 minute lecture.
Spirituality is all about the way in which we encounter and experience God, and the transformations of our consciousness and our lives as a result. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2002.
Everyone who has trusted Jesus Christ for salvation is called to transformation. The more clearly we understand this, the better we will be able to cooperate with God's work in our lives. Reflections, August 2003.
Tom Tarrants concludes his lecture with an explanation of the Biblical approach to understanding the practice of meditation in this 33 minute video. Journey Program. For more information on the Journey Program please click here.
Eugene Peterson teaches us that Christians feed on Scripture. Holy Scripture nurtures the Holy Community as food nurtures the human body in this Winter 2003 Knowing & Doing article.
Do your feelings influence your faith? Reflections, March 2006
Tom Tarrants teaches that the two principle means of transformation for a Disciple of Christ are the Word of God and the Spirit of God in this 30 minute video from the Journey Program. For more information on theJourney Program please click here.
Tom Schwanda explains that it is impossible for anyone to be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ without a commitment to regular engagement with the Bible. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2011
Are you growing as a Christian? Reflections, September 2003.
Ken Boa wraps up his lecture on the Bible, looking at the problem of apparent errors in Scripture in this 52 minute video.
Christianity is the true worship and service of the true God; yet nobody would know the truth about God, or be able to relate to Him in a personal way, had God not first acted to make Himself known. Knowing & Doing, Spring 2004
Ken Boa continues his lecture on the accuracy of the Bible, looking at its unique elements in this 59 minute video.
Sartre has said that no finite point has any meaning unless it has an infinite reference point ... what's your reference point? Knowing & Doing, Summer 2007
In this 42 minute lecture Lyle Dorsett teaches that God speaks to us through Scripture, the church, and Christian friends. Scripture, however, is the litmus test of the validity of all other sources of spiritual guidance.
Ken Boa continues his lecture on the accuracy of the Bible, looking in particular at tests for reliability in this 38 minute video.
We may be able to prove the actual manuscripts are reliable, but does that mean that the content of them is true? Knowing & Doing, Winter 2006.
Art Lindsley takes a thorough look at the authority of Scripture in this segment from the Basic Apologetics Course. For more information on the Basic Apologetics Course please click here.
Isn't the Bible full of contradictions and errors? How can you be sure the Bible is the same now as when it was written? Ken Boa addresses these and other questions in this 38 minute video.
Is the Bible really inerrant? Does inerrancy do justice to the humanity of the Scriptures? From Knowing & Doing, Spring 2010
You hear it all the time: "If you want to be a serious Christian, you must be a person of prayer". Bill Kynes teaches us how to grow in prayer in this 48 minute video from the Journey Program DVD set. For more information on the Journey Program please click here.
C.S. Lewis has had a profound impact on many Christians. Lyle Dorsett concludes a look at Lewis's prayer life in this 27 minute lecture.
Bill Smith walks us through the Lord's Prayer and explains its major components in this Fall 2010 Knowing & Doing article.
When you pray, are you focused on God? Reflections, June 2010.
C.S. Lewis has had a profound impact on many Christians. Lyle Dorsett begins a look at Lewis's prayer life in this 25 minute lecture
Worship is the adoring contemplation of God as He has revealed Himself in Christ and in the Scriptures. When you pray, do you worship God?Knowing & Doing, Spring 2004.
Why does God demand our praise? Reflections, May 2012
Marjorie Lamp Mead wonderfully explains that God has made us each to be different and unique, and there are many distinct and different ways to pray in this 39 minute video. From the Letters to Malcolm DVD set. For more information on the Letters to Malcolm DVD set please click here.
Tom Tarrants addresses the questions of 'If God is omniscient, doesn’t he know everything we need? And if he is both omnipotent and good, won’t he provide it whether we pray or not?' in this article from Knowing & Doing, Spring 2003.
Can we believe that God ever really modifies His action in response to our prayers? Reflections, April 2011
James Houston continues his thoughtful look at the prayer life of C.S. Lewis. Presented to you in both an audio file and as an article for your convenience. From Knowing & Doing, Summer 2006. Audio file is read byRichard Leonard.
In this 21 minute lecture Paul Miller explains that the secret to praying is becoming like a little child.
Prayer is God’s gift to us, and it has a specific role in his plan for our lives and the world. Reflections, October, 2003.
In this 30 minute video Amy Orr-Ewing explores what growing deeper in prayer looks like in today's family. From Heart & Mind Discipleship study program. For more information on the Heart & Mind Discipleship program please click here.
James Houston takes a thoughtful look at the prayer life of C.S. Lewis. Presented to you in both an audio file and as an article for your convenience. From Knowing & Doing, Summer 2006.
One of the devil’s great aims is to hinder our prayers. Reflections, August, 2004
What is it that compelled C.S. Lewis to direct so much of his time writing and speaking toward the conversion of the unbelieving world? This 25 minute lecture is written by Christopher Mitchell and read by Richard Leonard
Jonathan Lunde explores three essential questions - Why should we be concerned to follow all of Jesus’ commands when we have been saved by grace? What is it that Jesus commands us to do as his disciples?How can we live out Jesus’ high demand of righteousness? - in this Summer 2011 Knowing & Doing article.
As we live in the grateful awareness of the Father’s love for us, we will want to respond in self-surrender, obedience, and the pursuit of a life well-pleasing to him. Reflections, February 2006.
How's your heart? In this 28 minute lecture Henry Blackaby teaches that if you are not pursuing your relationship with God the problem is with your heart.
W. Bingham Hunter explores the relationship God has established between His children’s obedience and His answers to their prayers.Knowing & Doing, Winter 2008.
The Son of God’s humble, trusting, loving, and complete surrender of himself to the will of his Father is the perfect example for us. Reflections,February, 2009.
The nature and necessity for obedience, and the dynamics of disobedience, are further explored by Stuart McAlpine in this 23 minute video from our Journey program. For more information on the Journeyprogram please go to http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/Journey.
Tom Tarrants explains that our wariness of obedience may be keeping us from one of the great keys to the enjoyment of God and the transformation of our lives. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2011.
The nature and necessity for obedience, and the dynamics of disobedience, are explored by Stuart McAlpine in this 35 minute video from our Journey program. For more information on the Journey program please go to http://www.cslewisinstitute.org/Journey.
How are we representing the King in our day-to-day lives? Article by Marlise Streitmatter.
In this 41 minute lecture Dr. Palmer teaches us further about the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
In this 26 minute video Robert Coleman explains that the mission of the Holy Spirit is to take what Christ has accomplished and apply it to our hearts.
In this 30 minute lecture Earl Palmer begins to explore the mystery of the trinity.
In this excerpt from his book Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J.L. Packard looks at both how the Holy Spirit ministers to believers and spiritual gifts.
In this 52 minute lecture, J.I. Packer gives us an understanding of the Holy Spirit in Scripture and Theology.
An exceptional article teaching us how the Holy Spirit works through, and with, our prayers. This piece is an excerpt from Prayer Power Unlimitedby J. Oswald Sanders and was previously published in Knowing & Doing,Fall, 2004.
Why is there such a contrast between the early church and todays church? In this 42 minute lecture, J. L. Packer answers that question.
Discovering that the Holy Spirit is not just an impersonal force but a divine person dwelling within them has revolutionized the lives of many believers. Tom Tarrants gives us a greater understanding of the Holy Spirit and his role in discipleship. Knowing & Doing, Spring, 2012.
Do you experience intimacy with God? Do you know how to experience the Holy Spirit in your daily life? Listen to John Yates guidance on how to achieve both in this 30 minute lecture.
This excerpt from Keep In Step With The Spirit, by J.I Packer, shows us that supernatural living through supernatural empowering is at the very heart of New Testament Christianity.
In this 56 minute lecture Gerald McDermott explains why God prizes humility.
17th Century Clergyman and author Jeremy Taylor gives us clear guidance on how to increase our humility and decrease our pride. Knowing & Doing, Winter 2009.
How do we live in humility in the rough and tumble of daily life? Read what C.S. Lewis and Paul have to say in this July, 2003 "Reflections".
It takes a more compelling love, a deeper power, a greater affection, to expel our culture's obsessive self-absorption. By Stuart McAllister, Knowing & Doing, Spring 2012.
In this 16 minute video, Robert Coleman looks at the servanthood of Jesus and how we can imitate Christ in carrying out the Great Commission.
There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians, ever imagine that they are guilty themselves. From "Reflections", December 2008
Drawing on scripture and the writings of C.S. Lewis, Tom Tarrants give us both a fresh perspective on pride and humility and insights on how to see them in ourselves.
In this article Art Lindsley pulls together many of C.S. Lewis's thoughts on pride and humility.
Is ambition a vice or a virtue? From "Reflections" October 2004.
In this video, Bill Kynes explains to us what humility really is and what it is not. From Heart and Mind Discipleship study program.
In this article, Tom Tarrants helps us to understand both good and bad pride. From Knowing & Doing Winter 2011
Do your political views accurately reflect God's views? From "Reflections" June 2006
Even if we don’t feel love for a person, is there a way to maintain a steady wish for their ultimate good? From "Reflections" March 2003.
When asked which ONE commandment was THE most important, Jesus responded with two: Love God and love your neighbor. With Frog Orr-Ewing from Heart and Mind Discipleship study program.
In this article, Michael Wilkins points out the astonishing nature of Jesus’ love and how it can inspire ours. From Knowing & Doing Spring 2008
Tom Tarrants reminds us that Jesus calls His followers to make love their highest priority. From our Journey Program.
In this reflection, C.S. Lewis discusses whether being “in love” is the same as true love. From "Reflections" December 2005
C.S. Lewis reminds us that even when our loving feelings for God fluctuate, we can still choose to love Him. From "Reflections" February 2003
Only the love and grace of the gospel of Christ is real and powerful enough to melt intellectual objections to its reality. Available in audio & video formats.
Alister McGrath says we need to go deeper and experience more fully the wonder of the love and grace of God. From Knowing & Doing Winter 2002
C.S. Lewis’s insights into love were intensely practical and can serve as a great encouragement to our efforts as we strive to “do” love. by Art Lindsley
The highest priority God gives us in life is to love him wholeheartedly and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. But how do we do this? From "Reflections" August 2008
Recorded in 1979 at a C.S. Lewis Institute public lecture, this audio provides us a unique opportunity to hear an overview of New Testament teaching on love given by Leon Lamb Morris (1914-2006), who was an Australian New Testament scholar.
In this audio, Dallas Willard tells us, "The sufficiency of God's grace flows around us like the river of life and we have only to effectively open ourselves to receive it."
Just as our justifying faith is ultimately his gift, so is our willingness to walk in the path of discipleship...it is all by God's grace. Knowing & Doing, Fall 2011
In this audio, Alister McGrath describes how Augustine could see the subtle influence of God at various points in his life and how Augustine became deeply aware of the grace of God which had moved him from unbelief to belief.
C.S. Lewis said that asking which is more important, faith or works, was "like asking which blade in a pair of scissors was most necessary." C.S. Lewis Institute "Reflections," April 2007
In this message, Stuart McAlpine asks us to examine our response to God's grace with this question: "Will you let Him decide your worth and allow Him to embrace you accordingly, not to your deserts, but to His desire?"
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