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Panel 10:CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM AND MINISTRY
"THE ABUNDANT LIFEPREVAILS:RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS OF ST.
HELENA ISLAND"
Michael C. Wolfe, Jefferson United Methodist Church (SC)
"'EVANGELIZING THESEPOOR HEATHEN AT OUR VERY DOORS':
CROSS-CULTURAL MINISTRY IN POST-CIVIL WAR NEW MEXICO"
Michele T. Butts, Austin Peay State University
Comment:Anne B. Wills, Duke University


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The Future of the CFH:Discussion

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In this section, we share some of the comments sent in in response toDick

Pierard's comments, in Vol. 3, Nr. 1, of the Newsletter,concerning the

future of the Conference on Faith andHistory. We welcome your

reactions and further comments.

1.From: Alvin Turner, East Central University

<aturner@mailclerk.ecok.edu>

I think the CFH has evolved to a point of greater potential thanat

any timein my association with it, and I am almost a charter member.

From my point of view, FIDESused to be just another church history

journal. Now, it seems to bemoving toward something both closer to the

new church history and tothe kind of format that merges historical

research with considerationof topical and larger faith questions. I think

this direction could permitthe organization to reach much broader

membership while meeting kinds of needs thatdrew me to the

organization in the first place. In short, there is still a need foraugmenting

exchanges among Christian scholars across the spectrum of historical

interests, and CFH looks closer to meeting that goal than at anytime sinceI

have been associated with it.

And, of course we should create somekind of placement assistance.

How could we not want to facilitate the careers of Christianscholars and

their placement inenvironments where their skills would be appreciated

and where they could grow? This does not require placement offices or

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