|Two years ago I spoke at a conference at this retreat center outside NYC.|
Chapter 2 of my soon-to-be-published book is called "The Case for Experience." (Leading the Presence-Driven Church is in the final phase of production - should be out in December.)
Experience, not theory, breeds conviction. When Jesus told his disciples "I will be with you always," he did not mean "in theory."
It's the encounter with God that convinces the soul. This is why, in these nihilistic days, Presence-Driven Churches will be the alluring, shining, stars.
A. W. Tozer said,
For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience, they are not better for having heard the truth.
My first book is Praying: Reflections on 40 Years of Solitary Conversations with God.