The space between the two, between knowing information about something because it was given to you and knowing something from experience, is a chasm. I think it is the difference between what makes the body of Christ strong and irrelevant to the world. Knowing about something produces no real tangible evidence or penetrating experience. Knowing something from experience produces evidence that cannot be ignored. It can be rejected but it canâ€™t be ignored.
The question then is, what is the dominant structure weâ€™re seeing in the church today. Knowing about something or knowing from experience?
I’ll ask his question in a slightly different manner: Is it possible to know about something without experiencing it? Is it possible to experience something without knowing about it? Is one more important than the other when it comes to God, love, service, etc.?