The Rev. Dr. Monty Knight

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) (CC(DC))

The Reverend Dr. Monty Knight is an ordained Baptist minister who also holds clergy standing in the Christian Church (Disciples) and the United Church of Christ. A native of southern Illinois, he has been a pastoral counselor in Charleston, South Carolina for many years where he continues to teach and train clinical counselors and write extensively.

Monty has more than 50 years of experience as a minister, counselor, teacher, and clinical supervisor of counselors. He was the pastor of the historic First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charleston from 1994 to 2010.

He holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, an M.Div. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a D.Min. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

He is the author of the book, Balanced Living: Don't Let Your Strength Become a Weakness, as well as numerous articles in newspapers, magazines, and journals.

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Day1 Weekly Programs by The Rev. Dr. Monty Knight

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Monty Knight: Being Saved from Whom?

Tuesday July 04, 2023
In the parable of the two brothers, Monty Knight says the older brother's god is a god who seeks value and worth, unlike the God of the younger brother, whom we Christians know in Jesus: a God who confers value and grants worth, a God in whom all of life rests in this life and beyond it.

Monty Knight: On Knowing Not How to Pray

Tuesday July 21, 2020
In his sermon on Romans 8, Dr. Monty Knight asks us, Is it possible that God may work in and through, with and for, in spite of, as often as not, because of us? Even in our praying?

Monty Knight: The Sacred Sound of Silence

Tuesday August 08, 2017
Based on the story of Elijah in 1 Kings 19, Dr. Monty Knight says we can learn much about ourselves and our lives in the gentle silence of God’s presence. The truly sacred more often finds us than we can find it.

Articles by The Rev. Dr. Monty Knight

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Dr. Monty Knight: Prayer as "Replacement Therapy"

Tuesday October 19, 2021
Dr. Monty Knight shares some vital things he's learned about prayer to help guide him every day.

Dr. Monty Knight: What Kind of God?

Thursday September 03, 2020
Over roughly half-a-century as a pastoral counselor, I’ve listened to people speak of God--stated or implied—in at least three different ways. These three different kinds of God, as I’ve come to term them, are Punitive Parent, Capricious Caretaker, and Gracious Presence.

Monty Knight: Evangelical or Fundamentalist?

Sunday July 12, 2020
When one reads or hears the media’s use of the word “evangelical” these days, referring to particular forms of Protestant Christian political posturing, is it more precisely a reference to Protestant Christian “fundamentalism”? The latter term has become chronically confused with the former, but they mean something quite different.