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Publishing materials that contribute to the body of knowledge in any area is an awesome task. I was never aware of our responsibility for such contributions until I published the Doctrinal Dissertation, The Business of Evangelism: A Phenomenological Study of the Frustration and Attrition of Christian Evangelists. The contrasting ideas of our personal responsibility for passing on our faith in Jesus Christ to all those God sends into our lives and the frequent responses of apathy and rejection of that message by those people naturally led to frustration. Frustration with doing required tasks naturally results in steps for psychological self-protection. Often those steps include real or felt resignation from such task. The next step is turning psychological resignation into actual resignation or attrition.
During my experiences of teaching and leading evangelism in local churches and at association, state and denominational events, frustration and attrition seemed to be significant obstacles to successful evangelism. Choosing that topic for a dissertation topic was not part of my plan, but the results were both astonishing and important for the body of knowledge in the field of evangelism. My feelings and the feelings of those I taught and led were matched throughout the research and analysis. While the participants in the research were far senior to most of us in experience, church position and professional education, their feelings were the same as those I saw in the field.
Contributing to the body of knowledge in our fields is absolutely essential for understanding and overcoming such hindrances to successful endeavors of all types. From the time of publishing the dissertation until now, writing for and contributing to the body of knowledge is not just necessary; it is insatiable. I now have a much better understanding of what the Apostle Paul meant when he said, "For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel! (1 Corinthians 9:16, KJV).
Recent Events and Awards
So, I have now published a series of five books on Outreach, Church Growth and Evangelism. They are listed on this web page. Recently, two of them have been singled out for significant recognition. Last year, Making the Little Much was awarded First Place in the 2015 Contest for Christian Authored Books (Ministry Category). This year, Inside the Church was awarded Second Place in the 2016 version of the same contest.
In 2015 and 2016, I took a break after completing the five-book series and authored two fictional novels based on my experiences in missile warning, space surveillance and atmospheric defense while serving in the Air Force. Details of The President Had Ninety Seconds and Wounded Eagle are on this web site. More to come.
This year (2017), I began writing Bivocational. This book describes the life, works and great value of Bivocational Ministry. I'm hoping to complete this effort for publication in the October timeframe.