Panel 10:CROSS-CULTURAL EVANGELISM AND MINISTRY
"THE ABUNDANT LIFEPREVAILS:RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS OF ST.
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
The Future of the CFH:Discussion
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
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