American Christianity faces unique challenges as it battles disinterest, relevance, and a fading religious generation. Yet with this decline, we don’t see much decline in the amount of Christian literature being published.

It is as if the more we decline, the more books, studies, and sermon series we try to push.

Yet I want to suggest that our problem is not a bad theology of God; it’s that our theology of God is divorced from an encounter of the God we study.

Having people know facts about God is insufficient for the day of trouble. At the end of the day, people must have an encounter of the presence, the power, the holiness, the love of God in order to be transformed and begin making changes for him.

Theology is not reading books, it’s experiencing the living God.