Knowing & Doing Fall 2017 - Below the Fold

The first is a new interactive online book club that will enable you to interact with other readers around great books, ideas and authors. We are calling this new feature, "A Book Observed: An Online 'Old Book' Club" You can access the bookclub here.

A second new feature is an excerpt from a powerful sermon from one of the world’s greatest preachers. This time we’re giving you an except from a John Chrysostom sermon that we hope will be a blessing to you. You can access the bookclub here.

We’re also including a poem in each issue. Poems stir affection, inspire devotion and stimulate emotions. No wonder the Scriptures contains so many of them! This issue has a poem by Richard Baxter, Lord, It Belongs Not to My Care

And finally, in an effort to help these articles shape both your heart and mind, we are providing the reader with questions at the end of each article to encourage engagement and spiritual growth. These questions could turn K&D into a small group study as you could start a K&D study group.

FROM BLACK AND WHITE TO THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF COLOR
JOEL S. WOODRUFF, ED.D.
PRESIDENT, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE
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The Summer 2017 issue of Knowing & Doing included an article about J. Christy Wilson Jr. and his life of missions, discipleship and evangelism. In this President's Letter, C.S. Lewis Institute President Joel S. Woodruff shares his own remembrances of being mentored by this remarkable man.

 

THE CHRISTIAN STORY AND OUR LONGING FOR RELATIONSHIP
GREGORY E. GANSSLE, PH.D.
PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY, TALBOT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

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According to Gregory Ganssle, the Christian story makes sense of our deepest longings. That is, the story that Christianity sets forth fits well with the things we value most and with the kinds of people we want to be. In this article, he develops one aspect of this fittingness, the centrality of relationships to our well-being.

 

THE GOOD SERVES THE BETTER AND BOTH THE BEST: C.S. LEWIS ON IMAGINATION AND REASON IN CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS – PART 2 OF 3
MICHAEL WARD, PH.D.
SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

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In Part 2 of this article, Michael Ward continues his examination of some of the groundwork to the thinking of C.S. Lewis that enabled him to become so effective an apologist.

WHERE’S WALDO
DAVID GEORGE MOORE
PRESIDENT OF TWO CITIES MINISTRIES

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Ralph Waldo Emerson was a gifted nineteenth century American writer who helped launch a movement of sorts called transcendentalism, in which the individual supplanted religious traditions and institutions. David George Moore argues that while Emerson's work isn't well known among Americans, his influence on our lives is incalculable. In this article, he offers suggestions for how Christians can address the ongoing challenges posed by Emersonian philosophy.

AN ENCOURAGEMENT TO READ JONATHAN EDWARDS'S THE RELIGIOUS AFFECTIONS: HOW SWEET IT IS!
RANDY NEWMAN, PH.D.
SENIOR TEACHING FELLOW FOR APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELISM, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE

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In a culture where Christians are affected by fragmentation and compartmentalization, Randy Newman argues that getting "back to the Bible" means pursuing a holistic vision for what it means to be human and what that looks like in every way. Then, we will love God with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. To help us do this, he recommends reading Jonathan Edwards's classic The Religious Affections (1746). Edwards wanted his hearers and readers to know that just having an opinion about God or believing the right propositions about God doesn't make one a Christian. Saving faith must be felt as well as understood.

BORN TO GROW: MOVING BEYOND FORGIVENESS TO AN ABUNDANT LIFE
ROBERT SAUCY
DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY AT TALBOT SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

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Robert Saucy observes that the message of Scripture is that our life in Christ is more than the forgiveness of sins, more than the escape from God's condemnation, but a new way to live, a new source of zest that thirsts and hungers for more. In this article, he explains that spiritual growth is a process, and Scripture gives light to the means of growth and the dynamic operations of these means.

INTRODUCING: "A BOOK OBSERVED: AN ONLINE 'OLD BOOK' CLUB"
(AN INTERACTIVE FEATURE FROM KNOWING & DOING)

RANDY NEWMAN, PH.D.
SENIOR TEACHING FELLOW FOR APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELISM, C.S. LEWIS INSTITUTE

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In this article, Randy Newman introduces a new, regular interactive feature from Knowing & Doing to help readers benefit from reading the great "old books." The feature is called "A Book Observed: An Online 'Old Book' Club". He also offers some thoughts on the question: Why read the great old books?

THE IMPORTANCE OF DAILY SCRIPTURE READING FROM THE SERMON, "ON LAZARUS"
John Chrysostom

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An inspiring classic sermon from the pulpit of John Chrysostom that we hope will be a blessing to you.

LORD, IT BELONGS NOT TO MY CARE
RICHARD BAXTER
(1615 - 1691)

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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.

 
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