Knowing & Doing Fall 2015


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Fall 2015

Thoughts on Ministry Fundraising
by Joel Woodruff, Ed.D.
Joel Woodruff, President of The C.S. Lewis Institute, outlines the Institute's approach to fundraising in this article that starts out by asking: How many fundraising requests per week do you get via phone, letter, and other media? And when you get these appeals, what is your response and why?


A Thumbnail Sketch of Judaism for Christians
by Gerald R. McDermott, Ph.D.
In this essay Dr. McDermott provides a tremendously helpful foundational understanding of Judaism so that we as Christian can better understand both our similarities and differences.


What Do You Say to Your Jewish Friends about Jesus?
by Randy Newman, M.Div., Ph.D.
So, you’ve got Jewish friends and you want to talk to them about Jesus. You’ve read Dr. McDermott’s article about Judaism, and you’re wondering how to start connecting what you know about Judaism, what you love about Jesus, and your Jewish friends. Randy Newman, Senior Teaching Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism, will give you important things to keep in mind when talking to your Jewish friends about Jesus.

The Rage for Rohr?
by Os Guinness, D.Phil.
Dr. Os Guinness gives a brief review of Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life.

Running the Marathon of Faith: Persevering to Life’s End
by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, D.Min.
Dr. Tom Tarrants, Vice President for Ministry & Director, Washington Area Fellows Program, shows us that following Jesus Christ is not a sprint but a marathon. We must persevere in trusting Christ and following Him until we cross the finish line on the day of our death. The sooner we recognize and embrace this fact of kingdom life, the safer and stronger we will be.

Shaftesbury: The Great Reformer
by Rev. Dr. Richard Turnbull
The second of two articles dealing with the life and significance of the British Evangelical social reformer, the seventh Earl of Shaftesbury. The first article was published in the Winter 2014 issue of Knowing & Doing.

Be Present at My Table: An Invitational Challenge
by Evelyn Bence
This article, an excerpt from Room at My Table: Preparing Heart and Home for Christian Hospitality, shows us what hospitality really means.

Ministering Personally, Ministering Pastorally
by Michael A. Milton, Ph.D.
This article is an excerpt from Chapter 14 in Dr. Milton’s book, The Secret Life of a Pastor (And Other Intimate Letters on Ministry). The book is a collection of pastoral letters written to students, pastors, and churches in order to stir them up to greater faith in Christ and love for His Church. Dr. Milton is Director and the Senior Teaching Fellow of the C.S. Lewis Institute of Charlotte and the Carolinas.


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