Knowing & Doing – Summer 2017

Knowing & Doing – Summer 2017

President's Letter – The Forgotten Letter “D”
for Discipleship

by Joel Woodruff, Ed.D.
Joel S. Woodruff, President of the C.S. Lewis Institute, warns against evaluating the success of the church based on attendance, buildings and cash. While these can be useful tools, the Great Commission given by Jesus is to make disciples who are learning to obey Him. Woodruff offers questions to consider in qualitatively measuring the church’s success in discipleship.


Joy of Generosity
by Todd Harper
We live in a culture that would have us believe that the way to happiness is to gain more—more money, more things, more pleasure. In this excerpt from his book Abundant: Experiencing the Incredible Journey of Generosity, Todd Harper explores what the Bible has to say about money, and how to experience the abundance God wants for us.


The Good Serves the Better and Both the Best:
C.S. Lewis on Imagination and Reason in Christian
Apologetics, Part 1 of 3

by Michael Ward, Ph.D.
According to Michael Ward, C.S. Lewis is probably the most influential practitioner of Christian apologetics over the last hundred years. In this article, he looks at the Lewis of the 1930s, prior to the time he wrote his most influential works, in order to examine some of the groundwork to his thinking that enabled him to become so effective an apologist.


From Narnia to the Gospel: Turning Conversations
about C.S. Lewis to the Topic He Loved Most

by Randy Newman, Ph.D.
If you’ve ever told someone that you’ve read something by C.S. Lewis or like his writing or have seen one of the Narnia movies, you may have found that many people have a positive view of him. In this article, Randy Newman identifies ways we can transition conversations about C.S. Lewis to conversations about Jesus Christ.


Augustine on Heaven and Rewards
by Kevin Offner
This article discusses two themes that surface in Augustine’s sermons that may be helpful for our discipleship: understanding (1) salvation as primarily a process, a pilgrimage that is completed only in the future at our final destination, heaven, and (2) future rewards as a motivating factor for present godliness.


Life of J. Christy Wilson Jr. (1921-1999) and
His Worldwide Discipling Ministry

by Ken Wilson
Billy Graham once stated: “J. Christy Wilson will go down in history as one of the great and courageous missionaries for the gospel in the twentieth century.” This article tells the story of this remarkable man and his worldwide ministry.



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